A defensive-minded mock draft for the Chicago Bears

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Late day three draft selections for the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have a long wait from their last draft pick in round three to their first pick in round five. This could be a problem. Yes, I am well aware that nothing has been done to directly help Justin Fields at this point. It is in the back of my mind, and if this was how it played out for the Chicago Bears, I promise you it would be in the back of Ryan Poles’ mind.

The plan cannot be deviated from though, let the draft board come to us and hopefully, the Chicago Bears could find a way to get into that fourth round. Remember, that is where I have seen the draft this year the deepest. This mock draft currently is rich with running backs in this spot:

  • Zamir White
  • Rachaad White
  • Jerome Ford
  • Hassen Haskins

I don’t personally believe the Bears should look into drafting a running back anytime soon, but with David Montgomery entering his last year, you never know. The Chicago Bears are armed with near back-to-back picks with picks 148 and 150. There is some help for Justin Fields coming here with one of them.

The Chicago Bears in this mock draft select Lecitus Smith. I have the Chicago Bears following up that pick with another offensive lineman in Thayer Munford. At this point, the deep receiver class was not touched by the Chicago Bears despite the growing number that they have been rumored to target. It was just how the draft board fell.

The Chicago Bears didn’t come away with a big-name receiver like planned, but they have the large body rookie in the sixth round. The Chicago Bears in this mock draft select Justyn Ross. Much like George Pickens, Ross was on his way to becoming a first-round draft selection in 2018. I am not saying that counting on a sixth-round draft pick to produce a high level is the plan, but the ceiling is high with Ross.

For some reason, these Clemson receivers know how to study and produce. While I am a fan of the speedy, shifty receivers, Justyn Ross brings size and route running for days. He does have injury concerns, but the Chicago Bears clearly have not been afraid to take low-level chances with guys with injury concerns. If Larry Oginobo could be healthy, Nicholas Morrow could stay healthy if Justin Jones could remain on the field… The Chicago Bears and Ryan Poles are not scared. Should they be? Maybe. But, until then, the squeeze might be too tempting for them to pass up.

Next. Bears interest in Brian Asamoah. dark

Full Draft recap:

  1. Arnold Ebikete, defensive end, Penn State pick 39
  2. Roger McCreary, cornerback, Auburn pick 48
  3. Darrian Beavers, linebacker, Cinncinati pick 71
  4. Lecitus Smith, offensive guard, Virgina Tech pick148
  5. Thayer Munford, offensive tackle, Ohio State pick 150
  6. Justyn Ross, wide receiver, Clemson pick 186