Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Sticking to the plan

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In our fourth mock draft for the Chicago Bears, we believe general manager Ryan Pace will stick to his plan. What exactly is that plan?

That is the big question. Regardless of who you pledge your football allegiance to, the NFL Draft keeps fans guessing up until the moment each pick is announced. It’s the best time of the offseason, and for the Chicago Bears, this year is a bit different.

General manager Ryan Pace has his work cut out for him, that’s for sure. The Bears traded away their top two draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft in effort to land two key players a season ago — Khalil Mack and Anthony Miller.

Now, with only five draft picks this year and not a whole lot of work to be done roster-wise, fans are curious just what Pace will do with these picks.

You’d like to believe, each year, that your team will try to stick to the mantra of “best player available.” That’s what every general manager dreams of being able to do, but sometimes, team needs outweigh the plan. A perfect example could be the Arizona Cardinals this year, who many believe will take quarterback Kyler Murray no. 1 overall — even though Nick Bosa is the clear-cut best player in the draft.

This year, I firmly believe Pace has the luxury of being able to draft the best player on his board with every one of his five picks. But, who will be that “best” player on his board in each round? With few needs to address, this could end up being an intriguing draft class for the Bears.

Let’s start in the third round, at pick no. 87, where the Bears will select first.