The Chicago Bears need to address offense in the 2021 NFL Draft
In the past three weeks, the Chicago Bears‘ offense has come alive more than fans could’ve imagined. Granted, the Bears have played some fairly weak defenses in Detroit and Houston, but still, they are moving the football well with a strong scheme and offense run by Mitch Trubisky.
After a few weeks into the season, the Bears truly only had one good starter on their offensive line in Cody Whitehair. Now, the Bears are looking like a rejuvenated offensive line with the emergence of undrafted free agents Sam Mustipher and Alex Bars both hailing from Notre Dame. These two and Whitehair have locked down the interior of the offensive line creating holes for Montgomery to maneuver through with ease.
On the flip side, the offensive tackles have been disappointing as usual. Charles Leno is not living up to his contract and may get cut after the season to save cap space and Germain Ifedi is needed to play right tackle with the injury to Bobby Massie who additionally wasn’t playing very well either. Regardless, the offensive line looks much improved.
In terms of skill position players, Montgomery looks exactly like the runningback the Bears drafted. He is making people miss and powering through defenders to get great yards after contact stats. Over the past three weeks, he has run for over 80 yards in each game averaging 7.4 yards per carry.
Allen Robinson may not be back next season leaving a huge hole at wide receiver. Anthony Miller has proven to be a solid slot receiver if he can get rid of his mistakes and rookie fifth-round pick Darnell Mooney has looked spectacular, but he isn’t ready to take on an alpha wide receiver role yet.
This mock draft was conducted via Pro Football Focus’ Mock Draft Simulator to get a new look at who the Bears could draft. Although it remains to be seen where the Bears will pick, the Bears are projected to have the 16th overall pick in the draft on their site. Let’s jump in.