Chicago Bears: Bold predictions for 2021 NFL Draft picks
By Ryan Heckman
For a little while now, we have known what the 2021 NFL schedule will bring the Chicago Bears. Let’s just say this: it won’t be an easy year.
In fact, the Bears have the second-most difficult schedule of all 32 teams based on current rosters after the draft and last year’s winning percentage. Needless to say, general manager Ryan Pace needed a big haul at the 2021 NFL Draft, and he got it.
It is a different world we’re living in, now that the Bears are receiving national attention after the draft. Pace did a number over those three days, landing who could be the draft’s biggest steal in former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.
The roster looks a whole lot different after just those few days, in large part to the Bears adding Fields. He is going to change the way this team approaches everything.
The 2021 NFL Draft begun and ended with Justin Fields for the Chicago Bears.
The first pick of the draft for Chicago was Fields, and when all seven rounds finally concluded, he was still the talk of the town. Pace did a phenomenal job adding additional value throughout the rest of the draft, too. But, the fact is, Fields changes it all.
It’s much easier to look at this Bears roster through rose-colored glasses now that Fields is on board. Previously, there was little hope for the Bears this year, and going into the future. Things seemed bleak, to put it simply.
But that draft — that draft — completely changed the outlook for this team. The city’s outlook changed. The organization’s outlook changed. Fans’ outlooks changed.
This year is going to be different, and years down the road are going to be different. The Bears have their franchise quarterback. Not only that, but they have an entire draft class chock full of talent.
As rookies, we’ll see what they bring to the table. But, because it’s always fun to look ahead and make predictions, we’re going to get bold for each and every one of the Bears’ 2021 picks.