Chicago Bears: College players to watch for the 2021 NFL Draft

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The NFL draft is never too far away

The Chicago Bears college watch series continued. Suppose you haven’t seen part one check here. Let’s get right into some more prospects to keep an eye on. We have a lot of players to talk about in these coming months.

As you can recall, I bought up a few prospects this year that would fit Matt Nagy and his game management system as far as quarterbacks go. Jake Fromm, Anthony Gordon, and Jake Luton are good examples of players that could take over game manager roles in the Matt Nagy system.

The Chicago Bears did not feel any of those developmental quarterbacks were worth the risk. That was likely the right choice this year since there hasn’t been a mini-camp, nor will there be preseason.

A player that might interest the team in next year’s draft could be the teammate of the first player the Chicago Bears selected in this year’s draft, Ian Book. Book is not going to jump off the page in any way, shape, or form. But Book has been the definition of game manager for the Fighting Irish and could be had during day two of the 2021 NFL draft.

Ian Book was more accurate in 2018 but is more than willing to get the ball out of his hands or take off with his legs if need be. He also doesn’t turn the ball over much with his 57 touchdown passes and only 17 interceptions. Book needs to prove he can play at this next level, but he will have enough starting experience wins to show a team he means business.