Chicago Bears: Ranking Ryan Pace’s first-round draft picks

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2. Leonard Floyd

I hate to repeat myself, but when the second-best first-round draft pick of your career was a unanimous disappointment, you’ve probably done something wrong. The story of Leonard Floyd actually doesn’t fall too far from that of Mitchell Trubisky.

Floyd was never a bad football player. If you called him a bust, you wouldn’t be wrong, but he has had a solid career to this point. He has 18.5 career sacks and a couple of defensive touchdowns to his name, but his numbers have dissipated as his career has progressed. You could chalk this up to the fact that players like Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks, and Eddie Jackson are stealing all of his thunder, but maybe he’s just not as talented as Ryan Pace thought.

During this offseason, Floyd was finally released, freeing Chicago up some cap space. Since then, he has been picked up by the LA Rams in a move that is considered their worst offseason move by PFF. Floyd is another football player that I really feel bad for. He has played pretty well in the NFL but was a victim of being overhyped by media, leading to him being seen as a disappointing player.