Chicago Bears land a wide receiver in crazy mock draft

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Chicago Bears, Mac Jones
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The Chicago Bears watch four quarterbacks go with the first four picks

With the fourth pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Falcons select Mac Jones out of Alabama. This is the fourth quarterback within the first four picks. That is unprecedented and honestly, highly unlikely. As we look at the current landscape of the NFL, I can see why someone could think four quarterbacks could go that early, but it just does not happen in the real drafts. In 1999, the first three picks were quarterbacks and that’s as close as we have ever seen to this happening.

After Jones, finally, an offensive lineman comes off the board. Penei Sewell is the top offensive tackle in the draft and he goes to the Bengals to help protect Joe Burrow. I can get on board with this pick.

The next three picks are wide receivers. The top wide receiver in my mind is DeVonta Smith. Apparently, this analyst (Ryan Wilson) agrees with me as he has Smith going as the top wide receiver to the Eagles. Smith and Jalen Reagor will definitely help the Eagles offense in 2021. Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts are both licking their chops after this pick.

Ja’Marr Chase goes next to the Lions. This is not good for the Chicago Bears, but maybe it means they let both Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay go this offseason. Jaylen Waddle comes off the board next to play with Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins. I would have loved to see one of these three guys fall to the Bears at 20th overall. That didn’t happen, but now that means a top offensive lineman should be available, right?

The Broncos get the top cornerback in the draft when they select Caleb Farley at ninth overall. Then we see a fifth quarterback go off the board at 10th overall as the Steelers trade up for Trey Lance. The Steelers move up to 10th overall by giving the Cowboys the 24th and 55th overall pick plus a 2022 first-round pick.

Honestly, I am not as high on Lance as most, but at this point, I can understand why the Steelers make this move. Many Chicago Bears fans would have wanted the Bears to make that trade too. Lance has a high ceiling, I just do not like how low his floor is though.