Bears fans can’t be too happy about all their offseason moves so far, but they did upgrade on quarterback Mitch Trubisky with Nick Foles and added another piece on defense to go along with Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks with pass rusher Robert Quinn. They also brought in Jimmy Graham, who looked all but washed up last season at tight end.
Foles, Quinn and Graham are players that the Bears hope can get them wins now, as they aren’t young and they are measures to quickly fill needs on the team, especially without a first-round pick to help.
2020 Draft Picks
Round 2, pick 11 (No. 43 overall): Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
Round 2, pick 18 (No. 50 overall): Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Round 5, pick 10 (No. 155): Trevis Gipson, OLB, Tulsa
Round 5, pick 18 (No. 163 overall): Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern
Round 5, pick 28 (No. 173 overall): Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane
Round 7, pick 12 (No. 226 overall): Arlington Hambright, OT, Colorado
Round 7, pick 13 (No. 227 overall): Lachavious Simmons, OG, Tennessee State
The Bears have their offensive starters set for the most part after getting Foles and Graham into the fold, but their offensive line could use some help. Wide receiver should be next on their list, but they do have Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller as their 1 and 2 to start the season. With no first round picks, grabbing a sure starter at either position will be tough, but they will likely look for depth picks at both positions.
With an average quarterback, the Bears are going to need their defense to return to its dominant form in 2020, especially as they are trying to win now. With a stout front line, the Bears weakness is in the secondary. Kendall Fuller remains a strong cornerback and the Bears just invested heavily in Eddie Jackson, making him the highest paid safety, but there is still room for improvement as a group, especially after letting Prince Amukamara go.
Dream first pick
With the 43rd pick being their No. 1 pick, we can’t dream too big, but there is some cornerback talent to be had in the second round. And, if you’re looking at hitting a home run on your pick, a player like Auburn’s Noah Igbinoghene is a perfect fit. He transitioned from wide receiver to cornerback in college, so the learning curve is still in play, but his length and athleticism make him a good investment. That upside could make another team grab him earlier of course, but if not, he makes for a strong pick.