Chicago Bears: Post-first round mock draft builds around Justin Fields
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears Round 6, Pick No. 202 via CIN
Richard LeCounte may be the steal of the 2021 NFL Draft. With Georgia having a plethora of defensive backs, LeCounte is the forgotten one of all of these prospects. The three-year starter at Georgia may be small, but he plays like a big safety as he isn’t afraid to lay a player out and make tackles. He isn’t the greatest athlete, but he is a natural leader that plays hard and with plenty of heart that can at least contribute to special teams.
With the Bears bringing back Tashaun Gipson, they truly don’t need a starting safety at the moment as Gipson and Eddie Jackson form a formidable pair, but they still need a developmental player and depth. Gipson is only on a one-year contract, so if LeCounte displays the ability to take over, he may be able to eventually.
Chicago Bears Round 6, Pick No. 208
Simi Fehoko is an intriguing Day 3 prospect with impressive measurables. Fehoko has a rare blend of height and speed. He really didn’t get to touch the field until his junior year in which he caught six touchdowns and posted an impressive 23.6 yards per reception. His senior year, he finally got the chance to be the main target, but Stanford only played six games and he caught 37 passes for 574 yards and three touchdowns earning himself first-team All-Pac 12 honors.
The Bears need a developmental ‘X’ wide receiver to replace Javon Wims as Wims just isn’t good and he has clear anger issues. Having Fehoko earn some playing time while sitting behind Allen Robinson would be great for him as he can learn from one of the best and develop as well. He needs plenty of work, but he could develop into a solid receiver down the road.