5 perfect Round 2 draft hauls for the Chicago Bears

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Perfect Round 2 draft hauls for the Chicago Bears, No. 2

This second scenario could be one of the juiciest possibilities for the Bears but also comes with some caution. We’ll talk about the caution when we get to the pick at 48.

Round 2, Pick 39: Tyler Linderbaum, OL – Iowa

One of the names that could end up falling out of the first round, which the Bears would drool over, is Iowa’s Tyler Linderbaum — arguably the best center prospect in the draft. Linderbaum has been falling recently, mostly due to his lack of arm length. However, he has absolutely everything else that makes up a quality NFL center.

At just 6-foot-2 and 296 pounds, Linderbaum is a bit undersized. However, he plays a whole lot bigger and is a former wrestler who looks to manhandle opposing linemen. To put it simply: Linderbaum is a future Pro Bowl player and the Bears would be lucky to draft him at 39.

Round 2, Pick 48: George Pickens, WR – Georgia

George Pickens has been one of the favorites for the Bears in Round 2, and he has everything a true number one wide receiver should possess — except, maybe, the maturity and attitude.

Recently, there have been some red flags to come out via certain reports when it comes to Pickens’ attitude. One wide receivers coach even said he wouldn’t touch Pickens, which is a bit startling to read.

However, if Pickens takes the correct coaching under a disciplinary leader like Eberflus, he could pan out to be a steal at 48. Pickens is 6-foot-3 and has the match of size and speed that you want to see as a true alpha.