5 positions Chicago Bears unlikely to draft in 2021

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Every team says that they will take the best player available, and then finds a way to fill their needs by selecting the best player each round. The reality is that the best player available at least has to fit in a position of need.

For the Chicago Bears, they do not just have one position of need, which gives them room for more best player available options. Still, there are a variety of positions that would leave you scratching your head if the Bears selected, even if they claimed he was BPA.

For this, we will break the positons into 10 separate groups. You have QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, EDGE, LB, CB, S. Whether it is the depth of the class or the status of the roster, the Chicago Bears are unlikely to walk away from the draft weekend with any of these five positions. This means they will focus on the other five.

5. Inside Linebacker

After his poor 2020 season, the Chicago Bears should start to look to move on from Danny Trevathan. However, the Bears have a huge dead money hit not only for this season but next year. It makes it hard to move on.

Beyond that, they signed depth in Christian Jones this offseason. Jones does not stop them from drafting an LB, but the combination of signing him with the Trevathan cap hit means that any LB drafted will be a fourth LB at best.

That would leave a draft pick competing with Joel Iyiegbuniwe. The Bears could try to find a diamond in the rough to start developing into replacing Trevathan. However, this class does not bring much to the table in that regard. There are more positions that they are less likely to draft, but you should not expect to see ILB.