Chicago Bears 2021 NFL mock draft featuring new compensatory picks

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WR. player. 854. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Arizona State. FrankDarby. 222

Chicago Bears: Round 6, Pick No. 222 and 229; Round 7, Pick No. 233

Frank Darby is a major sleeper in this draft class. He projects to be a slot receiver at the next level due to his catches in traffic, ability to take a hit, and reliable hands. Darby is explosive off the line of scrimmage and would be a great replacement for Anthony Miller if the Bears move on from him as well this offseason. He is an excellent deep threat as well and creates separation with ease. His route running needs to be fine-tuned though.

SamEhlinger. 229. 851. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. QB. Texas. player

The Tom Herman connection makes me think the Bears may bring Sam Ehlinger in. The Bears should take a second shot on quarterback though as you never know who could develop into at least a solid backup. Ehlinger displays good vision though and is good at maneuvering the pocket. His passes do die though when he throws them outside the numbers and that is concerning. Not very mobile either. He likely won’t be anything more than a backup.

893. Pick Analysis. 233. ErrollThompson. player. Scouting Report. LB. Mississippi State

Erroll Thompson is another underrated prospect. The hard-hitting inside linebacker loves to hit and is completely fearless. He is one of those players that when he hits a player, you can hear the pop. He finished his career at Mississippi State with over 300 total tackles. Thompson would be a great piece to learn behind Danny Trevathan as he has started his decline.

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Final Thoughts:

Obviously, the quarterback is still an issue, but every need was addressed greatly not only for the future but for the current Bears. If the Bears paired a player like Jameis Winston with this team, they would be pretty hard to stop.