Chicago Bears: Talking about Chad Reuters 4-round mock draft

Cameron Henderson
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The Chicago Bears offseason is my favorite season outside of when they are in the playoffs. Talk about losing my voice based on what they do in free agency and the draft to build a team. Chris Reuters’ recently published mock draft showed a lot of receivers and quarterbacks going in the first round.  A decent amount of trade action as well. Some notable things that happened include:

  • Malik Willis going second overall
  • Kenny Pickett going third overall
  • Arnold Ebiketie going 35th to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers behind George Pickens
  • Jahan Dotson, Christian Watson, and Sky Moore going after the Bears’ second, second-round pick.

Reuters had the Chicago Bears select Lewis Cine, safety from Georgia, to pair with Eddie Jackson. This draft selection doesn’t help Justin Fields, but it does help the Chicago Bears’ defense since they appear to be switching to that Tampa-2 defense.

Lewis Cine plays a lot like Adrian Amos. The Chicago Bears have not been able to get the most out of Eddie Jackson since Amos left for the Packers. The Chicago Bears would be lucky to have a plug-in safety that will do his job and never be out of place.

Much like Amos, Cine can play in the box and back deep. The Speed and range difference is a plus for Cine. The Chicago Bears would benefit from having Cine paired with Eddie Jackson, the back end of the defense shouldn’t have any issues minimizing big plays.

I have mentioned how the Chicago Bears could go the route of value. In this mock draft, the Bears had the luxury of grabbing one of the last top safeties early and had time to wait for some help for Justin Fields.

Once Bernhard Raimann, offensive tackle, was drafted 42nd overall to the Colts, Reuters had no hesitation in drafting Abraham Lucas, an offensive tackle with the 48th overall selection. Lucas played mainly on the right side, so if the Chicago Bears made this move, Teven Jenkins or Larry Borom would most likely be playing left tackle.

There has been a lot of talk about moving Larry Borom inside to guard, but I wonder if the Chicago Bears see Borom see more as a left tackle and move Jenkins to right guard.

The wide receiver help comes in the form of David Bell in the third round to the Chicago Bears. I have been down on David Bell. Not because I don’t think he can play, I just never seen him as a second-round talent.

David Bell is a feet guy. What I mean by that is that he isn’t an athlete. Bell isn’t explosive or agile. Many Chicago enthusiasts compare him to Cooper Kupp. Well, Kupp was also drafted in the third round. Kupp, as a prospect, was more explosive and agile than Bell as well. The thing that Bell would have that is a bit better than Cupp as a prospect is the competition he faced.

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The Chicago Bears would need to hope that Bell could become more like Cupp because I see a lot of James Jones in him. That is not a compliment; even James Jones was more of a complimentary No. 3 receiver with Green Bay. The only issue with Reuters’ mock draft is that there is a heavy amount of trade on day one, but it comes to a halt later. I know it’s impossible to know who will do what, but maybe a few trades on day two would spice things up a bit.