Chicago Bears: Mid-free agency full seven-round 2021 mock draft

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Chicago Bears, Anthony Schwartz
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With the 155th overall pick, the Chicago Bears select Anthony Schwartz

The Chicago Bears select Anthony Schwartz (wide receiver) Auburn. You were expecting a quarterback, weren’t you? Remember, I am drafting as I was Ryan Pace. I will not tell you the top-three players that were available anymore because some of these players I have not fully covered yet. I will tell you one, though — Kellen Mond.

Now, there are two reasons I did not draft Mond here. One is because Chris Simms opened his mouth up, and I feel he is on the radar to more NFL teams. Mond quickly destroyed my love for D’Eriq King (you thought I wouldn’t mention him). Kellen Mond is everything I was hoping King could become, it just never manifested. The other reason I am not selecting Mond (besides point one) is because…never mind.

If you haven’t heard about Anthony Schwartz yet, you will. Does Anthony Miller’s attitude scare you? Look away then. A confident (cocky-ish) slot receiver that struggles to run routes is exactly what you are getting in Schwartz. So why him? Speed.

Do you want John Ross, Tyreek Hill, or Henry Ruggs’ speed? This is him. Schwartz is 4.26 fast. More importantly, on tape, he is 4.26 fast. You can never have too much speed. I want to say that the Chicago Bears could teach him how to run routes and be a dynamic player all over the field, but that’s like telling a Packers fan that Marquez Valdes-Scantling will learn how to catch and run routes — it’s just not going to happen.

What you can do with Schwartz is bring him in to instantly take over Anthony Miller’s role. Screens, jet sweeps, end-a-rounds, etc. Everything Anthony Miller was supposed to become, this kid is.

Miller freelances a lot of routes — this kid will also. However, Miller gains all of the gadget-YAC with toughness and determination. Schwartz will just outrun you as that position should. Remember when Matt Nagy said, well, that play has worked in the past with Miller (fake jet screen pass)? It will work even more with Schwartz.

When you want to pull the safety away from Allen Robinson, just send Schwartz on a vertical route. If you want offense, Robinson, Mooney, and Schwartz will give you that. Oh yeah, that’s reason number two.