Chicago Bears 2021 NFL mock draft featuring new compensatory picks

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Chicago Bears, Teven Jenkins
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It was officially confirmed on March 10th that the Chicago Bears would be receiving two compensatory draft picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. These compensatory picks were for the Detroit Lions signing both Chase Daniel and Nick Williams. Both compensatory picks were sixth-round picks. Now the Bears have a total of nine draft picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Since that is confirmed, NFL Mock Draft Database added these compensatory picks to the simulator. So, I used their mock draft simulator to draft with the Chicago Bears again. This mock draft is assuming that Russell Wilson won’t be on the Bears, but I do have a mock draft that does assume that.

I made two trades in this mock draft. I first traded my 20th overall pick to the New Orleans Saints for picks no. 28, 99, and 107. I additionally traded my 84th overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings for picks no. 91 and 121.

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Chicago Bears: Round 1, Pick No. 28 via NO

A recent riser in mock drafts, Teven Jenkins is becoming a favorite amongst NFL Draft analysts for a variety of reasons. I formerly had him in a mock in the third round and he now is in the discussion to be a first-round draft pick.

Jenkins was essentially a three-year starter while at Oklahoma State as he opted out early of the 2020 season to prepare for the NFL Draft. He has started at both right and left tackle and dominated at both positions during his time in Stillwater. Even opting out early in 2020, he still earned All-Big 12 honors.

Jenkins has an argument for being the best run-blocking offensive tackle in this draft class. He continuously dominates defensive linemen and linebackers in the run game. He plays with a nasty attitude that you can’t teach and he truly mauls players with no issue. He is extremely powerful and strong using that to his advantage in the run game. Jenkins needs to clean up some pass-blocking technique and sets, but otherwise, he is very well-rounded.

With the Bears moving on from Bobby Massie, they may have tipped their hand to what they are most looking for in the NFL Draft. The Bears now need a right tackle and Jenkins would serve this role perfectly. He could eventually develop into a left tackle as well.