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

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Must-sign undrafted free agents

Every year, there are plenty of players to go undrafted and earn spots on NFL rosters. Not only that, but they end up producing. It’s tough to predict those guys, but here are a few to keep your eyes on.

Kicker Matt Gay, Utah

Right now, the Bears don’t seem to have a clear plan at kicker. Releasing Cody Parkey was the right call, but is Chris Blewitt truly the answer? We don’t know. What I do know is this: Matt Gay very well could go undrafted, and has the leg to kick in bad weather as a pro. That’s exactly what the Bears need. Bringing in Gay to compete with Blewitt would be one of the best moves they could make amongst the undrafted pool.

Running Back Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State

He didn’t even get a Combine invite, but Bruce Anderson has the looks of a pro back. He didn’t play against top-notch competition in college, which makes it difficult for a prospect in general. But, he has great vision and presents defenses with a shifty back who can make defenders miss.

Linebacker Dakota Allen, Texas Tech

Some teams may not want to take a chance on Dakota Allen due to his past mistakes. If you’re unfamiliar with him, Allen was one of the stars of the Netflix series Last Chance U. The intriguing part about adding Allen to the Bears would be reuniting he and John Franklin III who starred on the show together.

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Allen is a hard-nosed player who does everything asked of him. Make no mistake, he belongs in the NFL. He isn’t the fastest, but boasts quick feet. He is a little undersized at 6-foot-1, but covers a lot of ground. If there’s a tackle to be made, Allen will likely be in on the pile when it’s all said and done. He’s worked hard for this second chance and led Texas Tech last year with 102 tackles. He’s made the most of it, and has become the type of man and player I’d want on my football team.