Three college quarterbacks the Chicago Bears should look to draft early

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Zach Wilson, BYU

The BYU gunslinger already seems to be this year’s Joe Burrow for the 2021 NFL Draft. Coming out of right field, Zach Wilson exploded to the scene with his unbelievable throws and plays he’s made thus far for BYU.

Early on, Wilson was expected to be a Day 3 draft pick. Now, people see him possibly even surpassing Trey Lance as the third quarterback to draft in this class. But, what makes Wilson so special?

Wilson not only jumps out on the stat sheet with his 74.6% completion for 2,152 yards, 19 touchdowns, and two interceptions, but he also jumps out on the field. Wilson gives analysts and fans alike a glimpse of the best quarterback in the NFL Patrick Mahomes. On top of his crazy throws and athletic ability, he is a three-year starter with plenty of tape to back up his draft stock.

If you want to know how good he is, just look up his tape or highlights. Both can show you how insane he is as a quarterback. If he keeps playing at this level, he could easily be a top ten pick of the draft. Hopefully, he dies down a bit and falls to the Bears somehow.

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Other Quarterbacks to watch for:

  • Trey Lance, NDSU (Round 1)
    • May fall due to no season and little experience.
    • Didn’t throw a single interception in 2019.
  • Jamie Newman, Georgia (Round 3 – 5)
    • Opted out of the season, but has a lot of potential.
    • Extremely athletic with a great deep ball.
  • Shane Buechele, SMU (Round 5 – 7)
    • Great leader and locker room presence.
    • High floor as a solid athlete and a solid deep ball.