Chicago Bears go after a quarterback in this 2021 NFL Mock Draft

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Chicago Bears, Daelin Hayes
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USC. player. Pick Analysis. CB. OlaijahGriffin. 180. 808. Scouting Report

Chicago Bears Round 6, Pick No. 180

A mainly press corner, Olaijah Griffin plays with a lot of physicality at cornerback. He has great length as well and he loves to attack the football when targeted. He declared for the NFL Draft likely a season early as he had more to prove, but he can be a good developmental corner.

Griffin would provide great depth to cornerback as the Bears need it. He could sit behind Jaylon Johnson, who is also a press corner. Johnson has his injury concerns, so Griffin would be a solid fill for him if he were to go down.

player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Notre Dame. DaelinHayes. 196. 819. EDGE

Chicago Bears Round 7, Pick No. 196

After getting plenty of experience at Notre Dame, Hayes wasn’t getting a lot of draft buzz until his impressive display at the Senior Bowl. Hayes has all the traits to be a great edge rusher in the NFL and has shown great ability to stop the run, but the sacks have not been there. He could develop into a star in the NFL.

Bears need edge depth outside of Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn. Barkevious Mingo was solid as depth this season, but he is a free agent this offseason. The Bears additionally have Trevis Gipson, who is viewed as a project, but Hayes could be a rotational piece right away for the Bears defense.

Final Thoughts:

This draft corrects every major issue surrounding the Chicago Bears. I would’ve liked to add a better wide receiver than Trevon Grimes, but none of the guys I liked fell to me. The Bears would need to target a wide receiver in free agency. Regardless, this would be great for the Bears.

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