Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Khalil Mack trade transforms franchise

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1. Pick Analysis. QB. JustinFields. player. 57. Scouting Report. Ohio State

Chicago Bears land a young, franchise quarterback

Going all-in on an Ohio State quarterback feels as dangerous as any move could be in the NFL. But, if any Ohio State quarterback is going to break the trend, it’s Justin Fields.

He’s looked at as a sure-fire first-rounder; a lock for a top-10 and probably top-5 pick. While Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence is going number one overall, the debate has grown over whether Fields or BYU’s Zach Wilson should be the next quarterback off the board.

Quite frankly, the Bears could go either Fields or Wilson here and would be in great shape going forward. The only reason the Bears take Fields here is due to the fact that he has one thing Wilson does not: experience in big games and against better defenses.

Fields is the dual-threat quarterback the Bears need. 2020 was an interesting year for everybody. It was a tough season to navigate. Still, Fields threw 22 touchdowns to just six interceptions. But, his 2019 campaign is what put him on the map as a lock to be a 2021 first-rounder. That season saw Fields throw for 3,273 yards, 41 touchdowns and only three interceptions.

This is a pick that could completely alter the state of the franchise. Think about the implications. Allen Robinson would stick around, without a doubt. The franchise tag would have already been used at this point, but the likelihood of a long-term deal goes up dramatically.

Offensively, the Bears are a completely different team. They have an improving offensive line and run game, too. Speaking of an improved offensive line, here comes another pick to bolster the big guys upfront.