The Chicago Bears attack the 2021 NFL Draft
I’ve done my fair share of mock drafts, but I will try and keep this one to one slide only. With this given roster, this is what the Bears should do in the 2021 NFL Draft. This draft was conducted on NFL Mock Draft Database.
Round 1, Pick No. 21 (Trade with MIA — Picks 16 and 177 for Picks 21, 85, and 118)
Christian Darrisaw | Offensive Tackle | Virginia Tech
The immediate plug-in starter at offensive tackle. Both Alex Bars and Germain Ifedi can compete with the rookie for the starting right tackle spot unless Christian Darrisaw is lightyears better than Charles Leno, which is a possibility. The big and athletic offensive tackle will be a day one impact player and our tackle of the future. His full breakdown is here.
Round 2, Pick No. 51 (Trade with WAS swapping picks 49 and 81 for 51 and 74)
Amon-Ra St. Brown | Wide Receiver | USC
Another trade back allows Amon-Ra St. Brown to fall right into our laps. With Robinson returning this season, the Bears need another true star wide receiver that is a big-bodied target. They already have Robinson for that role, but St. Brown, Darnell Mooney, and Robinson would be a deadly trio since Anthony Miller has flopped thus far.
Round 3, Pick No. 74 via WAS
Jamie Newman | Quarterback | Wake Forest & Georgia
This is exactly why I swapped picks with Washington. I wanted to make sure I was in range to get Jamie Newman, the dual-threat, promising quarterback out of Wake Forest. He will be able to sit behind Mitch Trubisky while the Bears see his potential and see if he is worth keeping. If he didn’t opt out this year, he would be in the discussion for a first-round pick.
Round 3, Pick No. 85 via MIA
Hamilcar Rashed Jr. | Outside Linebacker | Oregon State
A very solid run defender and pass rusher at outside linebacker, Hamilcar Rashed Jr. can learn from Khalil Mack how to be a great pass rusher at the next level. He is a solid athlete with all the measurables and athletic ability to be a pass rusher in the NFL.
Round 4, Pick No. 118 via MIA
Bubba Bolden | Safety | Miami
A safety with limited experience, but has a nice combination of size and athleticism to be a hard-hitting box safety who can also cover very well. Bubba Bolden can play anywhere on special teams as well increasing his value greatly.
Round 5, Pick No. 144
Spencer Brown | Offensive Tackle | Northern Iowa
A massive prospect that can sit behind the starters this season and become an eventual starter at offensive tackle. Spencer Brown is only in the FCS, but is unstoppable at that level,
Round 7, Pick No. 197
Tyreke Johnson | Cornerback | Ohio State
Stuck last season behind two top 20 NFL draft picks (Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette). Tyreke Johnson has shown flashes, but little-to-no-experience. Prototypical size and athleticism, just a complete shot in the dark prospect.