How far could Justin Fields fall in 2021 NFL Draft?
We all know that the Chicago Bears need to take a swing at quarterback at some point. While the thought all winter was that Justin Fields would get drafted so high that the Chicago Bears had not shot at him, the talk is getting louder that he could start to fall into range.
First, reports came across that the 49ers are debating Mac Jones and Trey Lance at number three overall. With the top three picks being quarterbacks, and none of them being Justin Fields the question is how far will he slide.
Adam Schefter came out and said that he expects Fields to be there at pick 7. This makes sense as pick 4-5-6 all are happy to go with the top non-QBs in the class.
Even at pick 7, the idea is a trade down is in store as the Lions traded for Jared Goff. The same can be said at pick eight with the Panthers and Sam Darnold. So, with two of the top five quarterbacks likely falling down to 7 or 8, there is a good chance that at least one will get to nine now.
However, at pick nine the Denver Broncos seem more interested in trading down than replacing Drew Lock. All of the sudden a top five quarterback could be falling to pick 10 or even 11.
In fact, some NFL sources think that it will be Justin Fields sliding into the teens.
Teens is not 11, or 12. We are talking pick 13-19. Now, we are talking about prices that the Chicago Bears can afford. In fact, it may not even take a first round pick next year to get up that high.
We do not know what the Chicago Bears think about Justin Fields. However, passing on a chance on him if he falls into the teens seems short sighted. We know that Ryan Pace can miss on his evaluations and he has to be humble enough to take a swing, even if he is not sold.
We have seen players such as Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes fall into this range. Teams took a risk and traded up, and hit big. If Justin Fields falls this far, Ryan Pace has a chance to be on the other end of the sliding quarterback drama. He can pick the sliding star who takes issue with his fall and takes it out on the NFL.