Chicago Bears 2021 NFL mock draft featuring new compensatory picks

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Pick Analysis. 166. player. Scouting Report. Indiana. JeromeJohnson. 813. DL

Chicago Bears: Round 5, Pick No. 166 and Round 6, Pick No. 205

The All-Big Ten defensive tackle is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to pass-rushing as a defensive lineman. Jerome Johnson shows great hustle and works hard on every snap. He additionally uses his hands very well to shut down offensive lineman’s pass blocking and get into the backfield.

Johnson likely will be a solid depth piece for the Bears as a backup defensive lineman. I expect the Bears to move on from Akiem Hicks given their cap situation, and they can’t afford to bring Roy Robertson-Harris back. They definitely will need depth help after Eddie Goldman and Bilal Nichols.

CB. OlaijahGriffin. player. 808. Scouting Report. USC. 205. Pick Analysis

Olaijah Griffin is a strong, press cornerback that showed great ability to do so while at USC. He’s tall and displays great length and physicality that should translate well to the NFL. When he is targeted, he displays good vision and ball skills to attack the football and break up passes. Griffin has many good traits in his game.

The Bears need to add more competition to their cornerback room as Jaylon Johnson has injury concerns and after him, there isn’t a lot of options. Additionally, the Bears released Buster Skrine opening up a hole at nickel cornerback.