Chicago Bears: Round 3 targets in 2019 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, David Edwards
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Offensive Lineman David Edwards, Wisconsin

Hey, look — it’s a theme. Maybe I just love me some Wisconsin offensive linemen, or maybe I simply think these are two of the best players whom could be available for the Bears at their first pick.

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Some may ask, why offensive lineman? I would reply by saying that this is the most underrated need on the team right now. Kyle Long is a fantastic leader, and it’s hard to find a fan who doesn’t like him. But, his durability has been a major issue.

The Bears’ top choices behind their starters, at the moment, are newly-signed Ted Larsen, Bradley Sowell and Rashaad Coward.

That doesn’t necessarily inspire confidence, folks.

While Sowell can play tackle and Coward switched to that spot (from defensive line) last season, David Edwards could be an immediate upgrade. Edwards is a former quarterback and tight end, and still has the quickness in his feet and hips.

His footwork and ability to get to his spot in a hurry makes him a strong candidate to become, at the very least, a great backup in the NFL. He could use some work in his overall strength, but that’s something he can continue to add.