The Chicago Bears’ critical offseason of talent acquisition has reached the second day of its final destination: Friday at The Draft.
And while you can say a lot about the Bears’ first round yesterday, you can’t say it wasn’t interesting. GM Ryan Pace addressed one of his team’s needs by drafting a potential long-term solution at quarterback in Mitch Trubisky; however, it came at quite the cost (2017 Picks 3, 67 and 111, as well as a 2018 third-rounder).
You can get to know the new guy here and check out some of his thoughts from a press conference earlier today here.
Finally, while addressing the media on Thursday, Pace hinted at the possibility of making trades to add to its draft pool for the next two days. We’ll see what happens moving forward.
Dates and remaining rounds: Friday (Rounds 2-3), April 29 (Rounds 4-7)
Round 2 start time: 6 p.m. CT, followed by Round 3
How to watch/stream online: ESPN, NFL Network, WatchESPN, NFL.com
Bears’ Remaining Picks
- Round 2, Pick 36
Round 3, Pick 67– Traded to 49ers Round 4, Pick 111– Traded to 49ers
- Round 4, Pick 117
- Round 5, Pick 147
- Round 6, None
- Round 7, Pick 221
Best Available Players At Positions Of Need (Rankings via CBS Sports)
- OL Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
- DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State
- CB Fabian Moreau, UCLA
- S Budda Baker, Washington
- WR Chad Hansen, Cal
- CB Teez Tabor, Florida
- DE/OLB Carl Lawson, Auburn
- CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
- DE Tarrell Basham, Ohio
- CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
- CB Kevin King, Washington
- WR ArDarius Stewart, Alabama
- S Marcus Williams, Utah
- S Josh Jones, North Carolina State
- DE/OLB Tyus Bowser, Houston
- DE/OLB Tim Williams, Alabama
- S Marcus Maye, Florida
- OL Cam Robinson, Alabama
- OL Dan Feeney, Indiana
- TE Adam Shaheen, Ashland (Ohio)
Your draft thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can do this again when Bears season starts and the games matter.