Chicago Bears: Top 5 must-have value prospects in 2019 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, Connor McGovern
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Guard/Center Connor McGovern

Projected Round: Late 2nd, Early 3rd

In my most recent mock draft, I decided to go offensive line in the third round and many were actually thrilled with that decision. This is an area the Bears have been a bit shallow over the last couple of seasons, and taking an offensive lineman with their first selection wouldn’t be a bad idea.

If Michael Deiter out of Wisconsin is unavailable at no. 87 but Connor McGovern is there, Pace has to jump the gun and go get him. Like Daniels and Cody Whitehair, McGovern has experience playing both center and guard. These are the types of linemen you love having suited up on Sundays. Depth and versatility up front is a necessity these days, especially with the jump from college to the pros taking a little longer in today’s NFL.

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McGovern is a tank at 6-foot-5, 208 pounds, and his strength shows up on the field. He’d offer the Bears a big, strong option to back up both Whitehair and Daniels going forward, and even possesses starting ability.

He is a better run blocker overall, and could use a little work in the passing game. But, with how the Bears will be running the ball often and using a lot of motion, having a guy who plays real wide is important. That’s McGovern in a nutshell. He’s big, strong and plays wide.