Chicago Bears: Day 2 targets after drafting Justin Fields
The Chicago Bears have some serious prospects to consider in the second round
When it comes to the Chicago Bears, we all know that there are still some major holes left. However, this team is lucky to see the draft play out the way it did. Shockingly, only five offensive tackles were taken in the first round. All five of them were technically within my top five by the way. I say technically because I had Alijah Vera-Tucker listed as a guard (as the NFL does too), but I do believe he will be a tackle and a successful one at that.
With those guys off the board, the Chicago Bears are now looking at Day 2 to fill in some needs. Wide receiver, offensive line (both tackle and center) and cornerback are the three biggest of those needs in my opinion. Now, the team has to wait as they will be once again picking 20th tomorrow.
Here is a look at a few names this team must look to and hope to be able to draft.
Teven Jenkins, OT – Oklahoma St.
I cannot believe Teven Jenkins did not go in the first round. I doubt he falls to 20th overall, but depending on the cost, I’d be okay with the Bears moving up for him. Easily the best tackle left on the board as he came in as our consensus OT4.
Liam Eichenberg, OT – Notre Dame
Can you believe a second top-five offensive lineman is still available — at least from our consensus top five anyway. Liam Eichenberg is going to be a very good player in the league. If the Chicago Bears somehow get him, he could push Germain Ifedi to start at right tackle or the Bears could have him compete for left tackle too.
Elijah Moore, WR – Mississippi
Next up is Elijah Moore. Moore is a little undersized at only 5’9″, but he plays similarly to Steve Smith (the Carolina Panthers one). Can Moore reach those heights? Get it? Ha! He was not someone I wanted to be taken in the first round despite many others thinking he is worth it. However, I would be happy with him in the second round.
Terrace Marshall, WR – LSU
Here is the wide receiver I would prefer to take in the second round. Terrace Marshall is more of a prototypical wide receiver when it comes to size. I take that back, he fits more of the mold of an outside (X) receiver and has the speed to be put in all positions. Marshall might be my favorite target at this point in the second round depending on which offensive tackles were available.
Other names to consider here that I would absolutely love include:
- Dillon Radunz, OT – North Dakota St.
- Trevon Moehrig, S – TCU
- Christian Barmore, DT – Alabama
- Asante Samuel, CB – Florida St.
- Landon Dickerson, C – Alabama
- Kelvin Joseph, CB – Kentucky
- Creed Humphrey, C – Oklahoma
- Samuel Cosmi, OT – Texas
- Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR – USC
- Rondale Moore, WR – Purdue
- Dyami Brown, WR – North Carolina
- Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB – Syracuse
These are the main guys I would love to see taken. Now, let’s look at some guys who could potentially be there in the third round.