Who are the worst Chicago Bears draft picks over the last 10 years?
By Evan Bruner
Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft: Dazz Newsome, WR
Selection: Sixth Round (221st overall)
This draft will go down as Ryan Pace’s last hurrah as the Bears general manager, and honestly, he kind of nailed it. Justin Fields looks like a franchise quarterback, and even if he doesn’t develop, it’s hard to fault Pace for trading up for a position of high value.
Additionally, Teven Jenkins was the Bears' best offensive lineman in 2022, and Larry Borom and Khalil Herbert have charted significant playing time with the team.
This makes Newsome the worst pick by default. He was the earliest draft pick to not have a pronounced role with the team and was cut before the start of his second season.
It feels cruel to dub a sixth-round selection “the worst draft pick,” but it has to be someone. It’s already been established that the Bears' first four picks were solid, and the two players taken after Newsome, Thomas Graham Jr. And Khyris Tonga, were, if anything, more impactful.
For as many grievances as fans have with Pace, the 2021 Draft shouldn’t be one of them. He appeared to hit on four of his seven picks, including a quarterback.
Newsome may be the worst pick of the seven, but the truth is no one from this draft was a bust.