Chicago Bears Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draftby Alex Barbour April 4, 2021 0 comments
The Chicago Bears have been an emotional rollercoaster. The one position that is a major issue is the most important one: quarterback. With an elite defense, not even a mediocre quarterback could make a legitimate playoff run. Apparently, Andy Dalton is the future for now, but whoever will be the real future of the Bears will need a team. Let’s see how Chicago retools this draft to make another playoff push.
To help with this mock draft, I used The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator.
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Round 1, Pick 20: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Losing Kyle Fuller is absolutely destructive to a lethal defense. Desmond Trufant certainly does not fill the void properly in the short nor long term. Horn is arguably the best cornerback in this class. The combination of youth, speed, and coverage ability are starting worthy. In order for this defense to remain dominant, a solid secondary is the top priority. If Horn falls this far, Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy will be popping champagne.
For more on Horn, check out our scouting report on him here.
Round 2, Pick 52: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
A solid offensive line is the top priority in a championship-worthy offense. Germain Ifedi may have been brought back for a year, but he is far from the long-term option. Radunz demonstrated that he is worth a first-round pick during the Senior Bowl, but the Bears are blessed with him in the second. Dalton will certainly enjoy this selection. There may not be a better choice in the second round than this one.
For more on Radunz, check out our scouting report on him here.
Round 3, Pick 83: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
Dalton may have been named the starter, but that should certainly not eliminate competition. Mond is an absolutely amazing prospect for his value: few have the ability to make the highlight throws that he can make. The arm strength is unmatched, and his mobility allows a new dimension that neither Dalton nor Nick Foles has. Mitchell Trubisky may not have worked, but Mond could. One failure in the past cannot stop potentially securing a franchise quarterback.
For more on Mond, check out our scouting report on him here.
Round 5, Pick 164: Sadarius Hutcherson, OG, South Carolina
Alex Bars should not eliminate competition at the guard spot. Hutcherson is an absolute freak, athletically. There is unlimited potential here. This may be a fifth-round pick, but it may produce a quality starter. With limited offensive firepower with Dalton at quarterback, a running game needs to be established. Solid guards are critical in producing consistent run plays. Hutcherson gives the Bears the best chance at being effective on offense.
Round 6, Pick 204: Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford
Allen Robinson is not pleased with receiving a franchise tag. He may not play, so having a big-play threat is crucial. Fehoko has great size, speed, and catch radius. These traits allow for a potential starting-caliber receiver at the cost of a sixth-round pick. Chase Claypool fit the same mold last year, so maybe Fehoko can replicate Mapletron’s success.
Round 6, Pick 208: Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State
As stated before, a great run game is crucial for this offense to work well. With Tarik Cohen’s injury last year, his availability for an entire season is questionable. David Montgomery is the backbone of this offense, but he cannot do it alone. Providing three quality running backs to that backfield gives this Bears team its best shot at being consistently successful throughout the season and playoffs.
For more on Jefferson, check out our scouting report on him here.
Round 6, Pick 221: Damar Hamlin, SAF, Pittsburgh
Slot cornerback is a major vacancy on this roster. Hamlin fits that role with proficiency. The run support, coverage, and intelligence all combine to make one of the best gems in this class. Hamlin will start day one for this team, and that is almost a guarantee. Slot cornerbacks are crucial to a team’s success, and the Bears fill it for pennies on the dollar. Not too shabby for a sixth-round pick.
Round 6, Pick 228: Joshua Kaindoh, EDGE, Florida State
Pass rush is always in demand. Kaindoh will not start, but he has a 6’7’’ frame that has room for improvement. Khalil Mack will be an excellent mentor for him. Hopefully, Kaindoh can develop into a starting-caliber defender. In the seventh round, that is hard to come by, but it certainly is possible. The upside is just too much to pass on with the final pick of the draft. It is noteworthy that Kaindoh was the number 10 player in the nation leaving high school, so the tools are there. It now is up to him to find them again at the next level.