CHICAGO BEARS NFL DRAFT PLAN OF ATTACK
G, QB, CB, TE, DE
FREE AGENT ACQUISITIONS:
QB Nick Foles (trade), CB Artie Burns, S Deon Bush, TE Jimmy Graham, OL Germain Ifedi, CB Sherrick McMains (re-signed), OLB Robert Quinn, LB Danny Trevathan
FREE AGENT LOSSES:
QB Chase Daniel, QR Taylor Gabriel, TE Trey Burton, G Kyle Long, DT Nick Williams, LB Nick Kwiatkoski, OLB Leonard Floyd, OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis, CB Prince Amukamara, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
ROUND 2 TARGETS:
CB Noah Igbinoghene, CB Bryce Hall, CB Damon Arnette, CB Trevon Diggs, G Lloyd Cushenberry III, QB Jalen Hurts, QB Jacob Eason, TE Cole Kmet, G Robert Hunt
PLAN OF ATTACK:
The Bears have to wait until pick 43 to make their first choice of the 2020 NFL Draft. With that pick, they could excite the city of Chicago by taking a guard. The Bears have a big hole at right guard after Kyle Long retired and while they signed Germain Ifedi to help fill it, it won’t take them long to realize that was a mistake. The Bears could look at LSU’s Lloyd Cushenberry here. He’s a big, physical mean blocker who can clear big lanes in the running game, and hold his own in pass protection. He wouldn’t be a sexy pick, but he’d be a smart one.
The Bears could also grab a cornerback. They need some depth here and potentially a youngster could come in and compete with Artie Burns for the starting spot opposite Kyle Fuller. They could see talented players like A.J. Terrell or Jaylon Johnson on the board, it all depends on when the cornerback run begins. Worst case they’d be choosing between raw Noah Igbinoghene and solid Damon Arnette.
Nick Foles was brought in to compete with Mitch “Trubes” Trubisky to be the Bears starting quarterback this season. That competition is like seeing which turd floats the longest in the toilet. They could definitely draft someone here they believe can be their quarterback of the future. If Jacob Eason or Jalen Hurts fell to pick 43, they’d almost assuredly pull the trigger.
The Bears could also grab a big defensive lineman who they could use inside and outside. One big man who has shown position versatility is Oklahoma’s, Neville Gallimore. He can anchor against the run but also is explosive and quick and could be used at an end position. Raekwon Davis from Alabama could also be used in a plethora of ways and tickle the Bears fancy.
The Bears don’t have a third round pick so it is entirely possible they look to move down from one of these spots and acquire more choices down the road.
Round 2: Lloyd Cushenberry G, LSU
Round 2: A.J. Terrell CB, Clemson