Chicago Bears trade up to get their quarterback in 2021 NFL Mock Draft

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Chicago Bears, Reed Blankenship
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Pick Analysis. Middle Tennessee State. player. 2372. Scouting Report. S. ReedBlankenship. 224

Chicago Bears: Round 6, Pick No. 224

Reed Blankenship is another favorite of mine. During his time at Middle Tennessee State, Blankenship impressed greatly with his ability to fly all over the field. He consistently showed he was the best player on the field with his high motor, aggressiveness in tackling, awareness, and natural instincts. Blankenship is truly in on every tackle.

This is a great fit in Chicago. The Bears struggled with tackling issues last season with Eddie Jackson and others missing many tackles. Blankenship would serve as a safety that can be both in the box or be in a two-high role with Jackson. He could benefit from sitting a year behind Deon Bush or DeAndre Houston-Carson.

Pick Analysis. TommyKraemer. 230. 819. Scouting Report. OG. Notre Dame. player

Chicago Bears: Round 7, Pick No. 230

It is quite obvious that Notre Dame knows how to generate NFL-quality offensive linemen. They show it consistently and that’s why the Bears need to get Tommy Kraemer. Kraemer is a four-year starter at Notre Dame that shows great technique and strength at the guard position, as usual by Notre Dame linemen. He could easily be a starting guard at the next level. Finding that in the seventh-round is a steal.

Next. Allen Robinson won’t receive interest from this contender. dark

The Bears have a solid core in their interior with Cody Whitehair, James Daniels, and Sam Mustipher. Kraemer allows the Bears to potentially experiment with Daniels at center again as he could start at guard while Daniels moves to center. If not, he is great depth to have.