Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Multiple trades lead to a retooled offense
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears: Round 2, Pick No. 46 via NE
Once the second round rolled around, I sat on my toes waiting to see when I thought Elijah Moore could be drafted. Once I saw Rondale Moore go, I waited for a few more picks and made my trade up to secure the other, less-talked-about Moore.
Moore really burst onto the scene this past season. He was solid in 2019 but really evolved his game in 2020. Moore earned himself 2020 First-Team All-American honors and All-SEC honors. He additionally was a finalist for the 2020 Biletnikoff Award given to the nation’s best wide receiver with his 86 receptions for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns.
Moore is an extremely explosive and fast slot wide receiver. He explodes off of the line of scrimmage and runs his routes extremely crisp getting in and out of his breaks quickly. He has incredible pass-catching technique as well. He is both great at beating man coverage and finding openings in zone coverage. He’s a very complete slot wide receiver.
Anthony Miller hasn’t lived up to his billing since coming to Chicago (outside of his rookie season). Moore brings to the table another dynamic wide receiver along with Darnell Mooney and he can replace Miller as the slot wide receiver. This allows the Bears to move on from Miller and make their offense more dynamic with home run hitters in Mooney, Moore, and Tarik Cohen.