The team is actually not too badly positioned outside of quarterback, but maybe Nick Foles can rekindle his old magic. The team had to provide him as much help with blocking and receiving to have any chance of winning the division. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears needed to find a replacement for Prince Amukamara at cornerback.
2020 NFL Draft class
- No. 43: Cole Kmet, Tight End, Notre Dame
- No. 50: Jaylon Johnson, Cornerback, Utah
- No. 155: Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa
- No. 163: Kindle Vildor, Cornerback, Georgia Southern
- No. 173: Darnell Mooney, Wide Receiver, Tulane
- No. 226: Arlington Hambright, Offensive Tackle, Colorado
- No. 227: Lachavious Simmons, Guard, Tennessee State
Despite the team having a staggering nine tight ends on the roster, the Bears went with another tight end for some unknown reason. There’s nothing wrong with where he was drafted, but passing on some of the talented receivers for Cole Kmet was a mistake.
The Bears did at least balance it out with Jaylon Johnson. It wouldn’t be shocking if Johnson starts early, and could have been a late pick on Thursday.
The offensive line picks back to back are developmental, but the Bears may get some early playing time at slot corner for Kindle Vildor while Darnell Mooney could earn early playing time.
Meanwhile, Trevis Gipson is an intriguing prospect from Tulsa who was both productive on the field while showing the athletic ability for the pros. He bears watching.
The NFL Draft class isn’t bad overall, but drafting Kmet was a blunder. Luckily for the Bears, there would be an even greater blunder within the division.