3 Players the Chicago Bears should consider trading up for
By Joseph Herff
Ryan Pace is known for trading up. He does it quite often. The infamous trade-up he made was trading up from third overall to second overall to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky out of North Carolina passing on Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes. Obviously, Pace made a mistake, but that shouldn’t stop him from trading up to get his guy.
The 2021 NFL Draft is one of the most mysterious ones we’ve seen. It’s extremely hard to gauge a players’ value given the COVID-19 season, or lack of, for some top prospects. Players like Ja’Marr Chase and Rashawn Slater didn’t play in 2020. Some players only played in a few games. There is additionally no NFL Combine as well to help raise and drop players’ stock.
Thankfully, we got the Reese’s Senior Bowl. If teams didn’t have that, small school players like Quinn Menerz or Cade Johnson wouldn’t be able to showcase what they can do against top-talent players despite playing for a small school. On the other hand, that was only for a select few players. Plenty of other players didn’t get the chance to showcase what they can do at a combine.
There are surefire players though who nearly got a full season too like Trevor Lawrence. It’s harder this year than most though to gauge the 2020 season with all of the opt-outs. Regardless, there are players expected to go before the Chicago Bears‘ pick. Here are three of those players they should consider trading up for.