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Chicago Bears’ Pre-Free Agency Mock Draft

Chicago Bears’ Mock Draft brought to you by Overtime Heroics. After a stunning 12-4 season lead by rookie Head Coach Matt Nagy, the Chicago Bears fell flat on their faces and disappointed many with an 8-8 season. The Bears have quite a few holes to fill over the next two months via Free Agency and via the NFL Draft. With the Bears already limited cap space, don’t expect them to spend big this free agency, but expect them to look to fill their holes in the NFL Draft starting April 23rd (April 24th for the Bears).

Chicago Bears’ NFL Draft Picks

  • Round 2, No. 43 (From Las Vegas Raiders via Khalil Mack trade)
  • Round 2, No. 50
  • Round 4, No. 140 (Compensatory Pick)
  • Round 5, No. 163
  • Round 6, No. 196
  • Round 6, No. 200 (From Philadelphia Eagles via Jordan Howard trade)
  • Round 7, No. 226 (From Las Vegas Raiders via Khalil Mack trade)
  • Round 7, No. 233

Chicago Bears’ Mock Draft

This Chicago Bears’ Mock Draft will be conducted on The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.

Round 2, Pick 43

Grant Delpit, Safety, LSU

LSU has shown time and time again they have a big shot to be considered “DBU.” Most recently, Jamal Adams came from LSU and now Grant Delpit is too. Delpit won the Jim Thorpe award this past season along with second-team All-American honors. Delpit is an aggressive safety that could be the perfect complement to Eddie Jackson and would allow Jackson to move back to his natural Free Safety position and put Delpit into the Box Safety position.

Round 2, Pick 50

Jonah Jackson, Offensive Guard, Ohio State

After four seasons at Rutgers, Jonah Jackson decided he wanted more. Jackson decided to transfer to Ohio State and fight for the starting left guard position. After winning the job, Jackson went on to earn third-team All-American honors and first-team All-Big Ten honors as well. Jackson is a phenomenal pass blocker and with some fine-tuning, Jackson could be a great run-blocker as well. The Bears have a glaring need at guard after they had a former defensive tackle and offensive tackle Rashaad Coward starting at right guard.

Round 4, Pick 140 (Compensatory)

Michael Pittman Jr., Wide Reciever, USC

Michael Pittman Jr. is a big reliable receiver that is not only a possession type of receiver, but he can also jump and get the ball with his size (6’4″ 223 lbs). He also has very good speed as he ran a 4.52 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine. Pittman Jr. was very successful at USC as a wide receiver tallying 101 receptions for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns in 13 games. He was also a second-team All-American and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. The Bears desperately need wide receiver help after Taylor Gabriel was cut and Allen Robinson was the only consistent wide receiver all season.

Round 5, Pick 163

Colby Parkinson, Tight End, Stanford

After the Bears ran through what it seemed every single tight end not on an NFL team last season, they definitely need to address the position either in the draft or in free agency. Colby Parkinson is a sort of gadget type of tight end that can line up as a wingback, slot, or even as a wide receiver. This would make him a great fit for a creative offense that Matt Nagy runs. Parkinson seems to be a freak of nature with his size (6’7″ 252 lbs) and speed (4.77 40 yard dash), but Parkinson has a lot to pick up if he wants to take his game to the next level. If anything, Parkinson is a big-time match-up issue.

Round 6, Pick 196

Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa

Trevis Gipson possesses some raw traits and flashes that don’t make him seem like a sixth-round pick. Gipson was very solid at Tulsa with just sloppy technique tallying eight sacks and 15 tackles for a loss along with two forced fumbles to earn himself first-team All-American Athletic Conference accolades. The Bears have another hole at Edge outside of Khalil Mack. Leonard Floyd is great in coverage and run-stopping but awful at rushing the passer. Gipson could be a project for the Bears and a potential diamond-in-the-rough.

Round 6, Pick 200

A.J. Green, Cornerback, Oklahoma State

A.J. Green is a long, outside corner with good size, but lacks the speed to play man coverage if he were to do so. He was solid for Oklahoma State and can add some depth to the Bears at the cornerback position and give Kevin Tolliver II and Tre Roberson some competition at the second corner position this upcoming season.

Round 7, Pick 226

Davion Taylor, Linebacker, Colorado

Davion Taylor had a very interesting path on his way to college football. He wasn’t allowed to play high school football due to his family’s religious beliefs. Taylor only appeared in one game, but Taylor was a state champion sprinter and triple-jumper. He then earned his mothers’ blessing to play college football, so he walked on to Coahoma Community College. He almost didn’t make the team, but eventually earned the starting job. After impressing greatly for two seasons there, Colorado snatched him up. The play translated to the Division One level as well as he led the team in pass breakups and 69 stops with 8.5 of them being for a loss. This is another diamond-in-the-rough type of player who has rare athleticism as he finished sixth in the 100-meter dash at the Pac-12 Outdoor Championships. All the scouts say he is very coachable and at the very least, he can be a great special teamer.

Round 7, Pick 233

Cole McDonald, Quarterback, Hawaii

McDonald excelled greatly in the Hawaii pass-happy offensive scheme. He threw for 4,135 yards and 33 touchdowns and added seven more touchdowns on the ground. McDonald was also a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. McDonald throws with great touch and can read a defense very well, but his timing and ball placement are lacking greatly. Again, this late in the draft it’s all about finding diamonds-in-the-rough, so maybe the Bears could find one with McDonald and maybe he can be the next Gardner Minshew.

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