Chicago Bears double up on quarterback in this seven-round mock draft

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Round 2 Ι Pick 52: The Chicago Bears select quarterback Mac Jones

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This is where the Bears have their best shot at landing a potential franchise quarterback. In the second round, Alabama’s Mac Jones will be one of the hottest names among that tier of players. Both he and Florida’s Kyle Trask will likely go at some point in this round, but the Bears should aim for Jones.

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Sure, he benefited from the Heisman winner catching everything thrown his way and scoring at will. But, Devonta Smith is only part of the puzzle for Alabama.

Jones was the perfect quarterback for the Crimson Tide in 2020. He is a very, very smart quarterback who doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. This, above all else, is one of the best qualities the Bears can get in a quarterback.

Making the right read, throwing the ball away when necessary and not forcing a pass into double or triple coverage is all part of what makes Jones a promising quarterback prospect for the NFL.

Jones understands his offense and knows where his receivers are going, enabling him to place the ball right where it needs to be, even if his intended target isn’t yet fully out of his break. He’s sneaky mobile, being able to move well within the pocket, although he won’t extend plays too far with his legs.

The biggest knock on Jones is that he has average arm strength, not being a guy who throws it real deep with regularity. But, that doesn’t mean he can’t throw the deep ball. He will, but he doesn’t do it incredibly often.

In 12 games this year, Jones has thrown for just over 4,000 yards with 36 touchdowns and only four picks.