Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: Throw quarterback out the window
By Ryan Heckman
The Chicago Bears trade up for corner to replace Kyle Fuller
With the trades that have already gone down prior to the draft, we already know Round 1 is shaping up to be quite an unpredictable one. There are more deals to be made, and the Bears could end up getting in on the action. However, in this case, it’s not to go up and get a quarterback.
Bears Receive: Pick 16
Cardinals Receive: Pick 20, Pick 208, 2022 4th Round Pick
The Bears made a bold decision this offseason to part ways with All-Pro and Pro Bowl cornerback Kyle Fuller. The team did bring in veteran Desmond Trufant in order to take his place, however, that was just a one-year deal. On the other side is second-year pro, Jaylon Johnson.
At full health, that’s a pretty solid duo. But, with this pick, the Bears are thinking about the future more than anything else. If South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn was available at pick 16, that’s too good to pass up, so the Bears make the move.
Horn has the potential to come in and be the team’s number one corner right away. What would happen with Johnson or Trufant? Who would take a back seat? Honestly, that’s a great problem to have.
This kid is a 6-foot-2 corner with tremendous size, and oh, by the way, he ran a 4.37 (unofficial) in the 40-yard dash at his pro day. Horn is a lockdown defensive back who would give the Bears an incredible luxury from Day 1.
Fans may have wanted a quarterback in this round, but the cards simply didn’t fall that way.