Chicago Bears: 3 Ways the 2021 NFL Draft can save the franchise

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The Chicago Bears could fill some major holes in the 2021 NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears are struggling horribly and this team is missing some key elements. The quarterback position has been non-existent since Jim McMahon and even he was overrated in my opinion. Outside of him and maybe Jay Cutler, the team has been plagued with below-average quarterback play for decades.

This is not the only area of concern. Allen Robinson has been great but has also been in the spotlight as he has secretly coded messages on social media expressing his frustration with not having a new contract. The lack of consistency by Anthony Miller is also a problem inside the wide receiver room. When it comes to the receiving corps, Darnell Mooney might be the only guy worth getting excited about for the longterm. This makes wide receiver a possible priority as well.

Do not even get me started on the offensive line. The blocking up front has been absolutely atrocious. Not a single player on the line should feel good about himself this season. Cody Whitehair has even shown signs of struggling. To top it off, he has also dealt with a slight injury and was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list a couple of weeks back. Charles Leno and Bobby Massie look like turnstiles most days, James Daniels is out for the year and everyone else is meh.

I take that back. Rashaad Coward is way worse than meh. He should not be on a 53-man roster in my opinion. Beyond that, there are some other small holes that need to be filled, but the 2021 NFL Draft could be just what the Chicago Bears need next season.