Chicago Bears trade up to retry at quarterback in 2021 mock draft
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears: Round 6, Picks No. 204 and 221
Damar Hamlin has decent size to be a safety at the NFL level. He appears to be thin, but he still displays the aggressiveness needed to make tackles for safety. Hamlin additionally is great in coverage as he had six interceptions in college. He’s athletic and a very solid all-around safety.
The Bears need a safety that can be versatile like Eddie Jackson that will play alongside Jackson for more than one season. The Bears are now likely on their fourth safety in four seasons and they need some consistency. Hamlin could be the Cover Two safety they desire as he displays great ball skills and tackling ability.
Frank Darby is a sleeper wide receiver in this draft class. Darby shows to have great hands and isn’t afraid to catch the ball in traffic and take a hit. He is a reliable target for a quarterback as he always hangs onto the football. He plays as a great deep threat as well and an explosive player. It’s well heard as well that he is a great leader with an incredible work ethic.
Building off that, the Bears need that in their wide receiver room. With Robinson’s antics and Miller and Wims throwing punches in a game, Darby would bring a great presence to the locker room and hopefully replace Miller if the Bears trade him as potentially reported.