Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft preview and predictions
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears: Day Two
The second day of the 2021 NFL Draft will begin at 6 P.M. Central Standard Time on Friday, April 30th. There will be two rounds on Friday as both Round 2 and Round 3 picks will be selected. This day won’t be quite as slow as the first day, but it still will go slowly. Rounds 2 and 3 will also be televised as well.
The Bears will pick 52nd overall in the second round of the NFL Draft. Once again, there is even a lot more uncertainty surrounding this pick as it varies depending on who the Bears select with their first-round pick.
The top five quarterbacks will all be off the board at this point as they are all expected to go in the first round. The Bears have had plenty of mock drafts of them reaching for Kellen Mond or Davis Mills here. At wide receiver, it’s hard to gauge who will fall, but some names to keep an eye out for are Terrace Marshall Jr., Elijah Moore, D’Wayne Eskridge, and Rondale Moore. Cornerback could become a need at this point or even the interior offensive line as well.
Prediction: The Chicago Bears select Wide Receiver Elijah Moore out of Ole Miss at 52nd overall or with a trade to move up.
In the third round, the Bears will make their selection at 83rd overall. There are plenty of talented players that could fall into the third round, but again, it’s hard to gauge the difference between NFL analysts and NFL teams in how they rate players.
With that said, I personally don’t know which quarterbacks will fall to here. If the Bears haven’t selected a quarterback yet at this point, fans may riot, but I’m personally okay with it. At this point, the Bears could either take whichever of the second-tier quarterbacks fall, or they can finally go after the defense.
At cornerback, they could target Aaron Robinson, Paulson Adebo, Robert Rochell, or Shaun Wade. They could additionally after defensive line as they lost some valuable depth adding Tommy Togiai, Alim McNeill, or Milton Williams.
Prediction: The Chicago Bears select Quarterback Jamie Newman* out of Wake Forest at 83rd overall or with a trade back.
*I expect Jamie Newman to be the top quarterback on the board with Kyle Trask, Kellen Mond, and Davis Mills all gone. If one of those three is available, I could see them going with one of them over Newman.