Chicago Bears: Detailed look at all of Ryan Pace’s draft-day trades

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Chicago Bears 2020 NFL Draft Continued

Chicago Bears trade up to select WR Darnell Mooney

Chicago Bears receive:

  • Pick No. 173 – WR Darnell Mooney
  • Pick No. 227 – OL Lachavious Simmons

Philadelphia Eagles receive:

  • Pick No. 196 – LB Shaun Bradley
  • Pick No. 200 – WR Quez Watkins
  • Pick No. 233 – OLB Casey Toohill

Darnell Mooney as a fifth-round pick has already turned into a star. He looked great as a wide receiver for the Bears in 2020 earning himself the second spot next to Allen Robinson overtaking Anthony Miller and replacing Taylor Gabriel. He only tallied 631 yards and four touchdowns, but both Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky struggled to connect with him deep on multiple occasions. As of now, Lachavious Simmons is just a practice squad offensive lineman.

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Quez Watkins is what the Eagles drafted to be what Darnell Mooney is for the Bears. Watkins is also a small, speedy wide receiver that can burn a defense. He didn’t get much time in 2020, but he may see his role expand more. Bradley played mainly in a reserve role for the Eagles not seeing much action. Toohill was eventually cut by the Eagles after appearing in only one game.


Expect trades. Ryan Pace has executed a draft-day trade every season since 2016. We should expect the Bears to trade up or down for a player at least once in this draft. I personally expect them to trade up for a quarterback at some point in the draft whether that is for one of the top guys or one of the late-round targets. Trading back in the first round and getting an offensive tackle would be a smart move though.