Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Draft: potential pass rush sleepers

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The Chicago Bears won’t have a pick until the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and they need to add depth to their roster. These three sleeper draft picks could add talent to the team’s pass rush.

Last season went pretty well for the pass rush of the Chicago Bears, even though it was seen as an area of weakness in the months leading up to the season.

That attitude completely changed when the Bears made a blockbuster trade with the Oakland Raiders to acquire linebacker Khalil Mack.

With just weeks left until the start of the regular season, the Bears changed the identity of their team fundamentally. The result was a defense that had even more confidence than in previous years.

The Bears were the top run defense, the top scoring defense and ranked seventh overall in passing defense last season. It was a hugely successful jump from the losing ways of the past as the Bears finished the season 12-4.

Even though there was a tough pill to swallow waiting in the playoffs when the Bears lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on a “blocked” field goal, fans finally go into a season with the hope of success after last year.

The team will return most of last year’s defensive starters, but a couple of key pieces in the secondary like safety Adrian Amos and cornerback Bryce Callahan have been replaced by lesser talent (in my opinion).

It will be even more crucial for the Bears to have a dominant pass rush this season if the secondary isn’t quite what it used to be.

The Bears have limited draft picks because of that major trade for Mack. Despite this, the Bears would be wise to add depth on defense. Here are three sleeper draft picks that could help the team’s pass rush next season.