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Overtime Heroics Staff Bears’ Mock Draft

Today marks the first day of the 2020 NFL Draft. Teams all over the country will be selecting their future from the comfort of their homes. For the Chicago Bears, they’ll be drafting their first rookie at pick #43.

The Overtime Heroics crew has shared a plethora of Bears mock drafts already. To spark some competition, the team has had the Bears crew here each create their own mock draft to determine which would suit the Bears best.

Pitted against one another is Bears beat writers Joseph Herff, Brad Pound, and Sam Stevenson. Here’s what each Overtime member did with each draft selection for the Bears:

2020 Chicago Bears’ Mock Draft

RoundPickJoseph HerffBrad PoundSam Stevenson
243Cesar Ruiz, IOL, MichiganIsaiah Wilson, OT UGALucas Niang, OT, TCU
250Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-RhyneJeremy Chinn, Safety, SIUMichael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
5164Alex Taylor, OT, S.C. St.Derrek Tuska, Edge, NDSUReggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa
6197Darrynton Evans, RB, App. St.John Reid, CB, Penn StAntoine Brooks Jr., Safety, Maryland
6201Justin Strnad, LB, Wake ForestTyler Clark, DL, UGA Casey Toohill, Linebacker, Stanford
7227Oluwole Betiku Jr., EDGE, IllinoisDezmon Patmon, WR, WSUBryce Huff, EDGE, Memphis
7234Anthony Gordon, QB, WSUJake Luton, QB, Oregon St.Darrion Daniels, DL, Nebraska

Joseph Herff – Thoughts

This mock draft of mine was conducted on Fanspeak.com using their mock draft tool. I used Matt Miller’s ranking system because I trust him more than any guy’s rankings I’ve seen. My approach to this draft was best player available while also considering team needs. That led to me ignoring wide receiver and corner as none were really likable at any of my picks. I addressed the hole at interior offensive line with Ruiz out of Michigan and addressed the hole at strong safety with Dugger. Alex Taylor and Betiku are both projects to work on.

Darrynton Evans is my guy when it comes to running back. He can do it all for a team and offers great receiving upside. Doesn’t hurt either that he runs a 4.41 40 yard dash. Finding Gordon with my last pick was a steal. He’s a top-five quarterback in the draft for me. Strnad is a special team stud who can give the inside linebackers depth since both of them went down with injuries last season.

Brad Pound – Thoughts

In my mock draft for the Chicago Bears, I was able to get a lot of talented players. I do wish I could have got a few more offensive players. However, the way I would draft would be best player available. Isaiah Wilson would fit my biggest need in addressing the run game. He would be a force on the offensive line. He would also be someone that Chicago fans would love to have and would remind a lot of us of former Chicago Bear, James “Big Cat” Williams. Jeremy Chinn is a very good athlete from a smaller school. He would allow Eddie Jackson to go back to his natural position in free safety. Derrek Tuszka will be a very valuable edge defender that has a lot of potential.

Tyler Clark is a solid run defender and is someone who can step in when called upon. Dezmon Patmon is very underrated. His film leaves you wondering how he had such a good combine though. Having said that, I truly believe in his potential when he gets NFL level coaching. Jake Luton is someone with an above-average arm and is well worth a shot here in the seventh round. The Bears definitely need a quarterback to develop after only drafting one quarterback since Ryan Pace has arrived.

Sam Stevenson – Thoughts

I used NFL Mock Draft Database for this Overtime mock draft. Some of the guys picked overlap with the other mock draft I did. My thought was this: the Bears need to take the best offensive weapons available at #43 and #50. Both these guys must contribute in 2020 in order for the team to be successful. The offense needs as much firepower as possible for both the run and passing game. Niang was one hip surgery away from being a first-round guy and can switch to guard if needed; he didn’t allow a single sack for TCU last year. Pittman Jr. is a sleeper at receiver; he’s got all the intangibles of a perfect deep-threat guy. An absolute steal here at #50.

After that, it was all about addressing the defense. The team has holes at secondary and lost a lot of depth this year. Brooks Jr. is my favorite of the group; he’s a big safety who will absolutely stuff opposing team’s run games. He reminds me of Adrian Amos: a hard-hitting, tough as nails defensive back. The rest of these picks help bolster the ranks and prepare a defense hungry for the new season.

Final Thoughts

All in all, the Bears writers were all across the board with not one person picking the same player. Let us know who you thought won this draft and why!


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