Grading the Chicago Bears 2020 draft class after rookie season

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Chicago Bears, Trevis Gipson
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Chicago Bears Round 5, Pick No. 155 — Trevis Gipson | EDGE | Tulsa

This was Ryan Pace’s first trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft, which is no surprise as he tends to do that often. The Bears sent their 2021 fourth-round pick to trade up for Trevis Gipson. Gipson’s athleticism and measurable were extremely enticing, so it is no surprise the Bears traded up for him.

Unfortunately, Gipson has worked out yet. Yes, he is a fifth-round pick, but he hardly played despite not having much competition at outside linebacker since Robert Quinn didn’t play every snap. In his defense, Barkevious Mingo was solid as the rotational outside linebacker. Bears’ fans should expect Gipson to be a project edge rusher and may not even see the field much next season either.

Gipson only appeared in seven games last season. The highest snap count he saw was against the Houston Texans in which they were blowing them out and gave him a 30% snap count. He registered five tackles this season and three quarterback knockdowns.

Grade: D+