Chicago Bears: Final 2021 NFL mock draft with trades fixes team’s needs
Within this draft, the Chicago Bears would have addressed their quarterback position with a top-five draft prospect. Then, Ryan Pace would have drafted a future left tackle, a future starting corner who could even make an impact as a third or fourth-string corner to start this season. Adding another offensive tackle (can never have too many, right?) helped beef up the offensive line, plus the team also brought in a wide receiver they desperately need.
To finish off solid prospects who fit the team’s needs, the Chicago Bears brought in Aaron Banks. Banks is an offensive guard out of Notre Dame. The team has had recent luck with linemen out of Notre Dame. Sam Mustipher and Alex Bars are key depth pieces and one could start in 2021.
Banks is actually our IOL5 within our consensus rankings here at Bear Goggles On (BGO). He is a big guy at 6’5″ and over 330 pounds. Banks was a three-year starter who brings plenty of experience and wisdom. He is shockingly athletic for a big guy and would be well worth the selection here at 147.
With the final pick for the Chicago Bears, Ryan Pace could not help himself as he drafts another Georgia Bulldog. In this case, Tre’ McKitty is not a lock to even make the final roster, but the Bears secretly have a need at tight end. It is not a big need, but it is a need nonetheless.
McKitty is 6’4″ and 220 pounds. He projects to be a “U” tight end (move tight end) in the NFL should he make a team. He comes with some injury baggage, but nothing too severe. McKitty is athletic and has good hands. He would add to a decent tight end room and would likely make the team should the Bears have to cut Jimmy Graham.
With this draft, the Chicago Bears make an unrealistic six trades. This is probably two trades too many if I am being honest. However, I would love it if Ryan Pace was able to do something similar. Trading up for a future quarterback, landing a future left tackle and possibly a future starting right tackle would be amazing enough. Now finish the draft off by adding a potential starting corner and a wide receiver who should contribute in his rookie season hits all the checkboxes.
I cannot wait for Thursday to see all of this play out.