Chicago Bears: 5 NFL Draft prospects to watch at Senior Bowl

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The 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl features plenty of future NFL talent. Which of the prospects should Chicago Bears fans be watching closely?

The way this past season ended will be burned into the minds of current Chicago Bears, especially those competing in the 2019 Pro Bowl. Losing in a heart-breaking fashion is never easy, and in the end, will make the best teams even stronger.

Last year, general manager Ryan Pace hired the right man to lead that charge in Matt Nagy. A positive, upbeat and motivated guy, I can’t think of many better than Nagy to pick his men up after a loss like that and get them ready for a deeper run next season.

Over the course of the next few months, Pace and company will have some personnel decisions to make. None are going to be as impactful as the ones he made last spring, but some will certainly shift the way his team strategizes in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.

One of the next steps in evaluating potential NFL talent comes this weekend, when we get a chance to see some of the more experienced collegiate players in the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl. The Bears don’t have a draft pick in the first two rounds, but that won’t stop Pace from selecting future studs in later rounds.

How can we forget “the draft that will get (Ryan) Pace fired?” The 2017 NFL Draft saw pace execute in the mid-rounds, snagging both Eddie Jackson and Tarik Cohen — they’re both 2019 Pro Bowlers.

Pace has a way of finding top-tier talent, no matter where he’s picking. So, for Bears fans who aren’t too excited about this year’s draft, I say this: 2019 is a draft you should be even more excited about. Who doesn’t want to watch Pace work his magic again?

Over the course of this year’s Senior Bowl, you’re going to see a lot of names. At times, it can be hard to pick out certain players you’re not accustomed to watching. Let’s dissect just a few players you should watch for this weekend — mainly players whom the Bears may have a shot at drafting.