Chicago Bears have least amount of NFC North Rookie Premiere players

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Chicago Bears, Kellen Mond
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The Chicago Bears apparently have four new Minnesota Vikings to worry about

The Minnesota Vikings are dominating the NFC North with four rookies to make the Rookie Premiere class. Yes, you read that correctly — four. That said, I am kind of surprised by some of them being worthy.

If rumors are true, the Chicago Bears were lucky to keep the Vikings away while they moved up with the Giants to select Justin Fields. Rumor was that the Vikings wanted Fields. Instead, the team had to settle with Kellen Mond. Mond actually made this list of players, but it should be pointed out that nine quarterbacks made the list.

I liked Mond as a developmental guy, but I would struggle to assume he’s marketable. In fact, he likely will not see a starting offensive down should things play out as expected. Mond is the backup to Kirk Cousins and not in the same position as Andy Dalton and Justin Fields here in Chicago.

Other names to make the list from the Vikings include running back Kene Nwangwu, wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Linebacker Chazz Surratt. I like Surratt the most out of this group, but I’d be hesitant to believe either of these four would be extremely marketable. Guess the NFLPA disagrees.

Here’s the bottom line. None of this matters in the grand scheme of playing football. Many of the players selected to be a part of the Rookie Premiere end up being busts or just good players. That said, give me Justin Fields and Teven Jenkins over most of the others here any day of the week.