Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Draft Primer: Everything you need to know

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7. Bruce Anderson, Running Back, North Dakota State

If Bears fans are looking for the next Matt Forte, then Bruce Anderson might be the way to go. When running with the football, Anderson averaged six yards per carry. Throughout his time at North Dakota State, he also averaged 14 yards per reception.

Anderson may not be as flashy as some of the other running backs in this draft class, but he is one who has a chance to good rotational running back. Considering the Bears already have Mike Davis and Tarik Cohen, Anderson would be a quality under-the-radar addition to a backfield that seems to be slept on.

While in college, Anderson was running behind a world-class offensive line. Eventually, although he went to a smaller school, he was able to make a name for himself. What sticks out about Anderson is his versatility, toughness, and receiving skills.

In Matt Nagy’s offense, Anderson has the ability to be a player who can be used in both the running and receiving game. Diving deeper into the unique skillset that he brings to the table and it’s clear he can be a North-South runner or a guy who runs to the outside.

In pass protection, Anderson shows the ability to be an effective option, but if he can figure out ways to refine his technique, he has the chance to develop into an every down running back.

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The name Bruce Anderson should be heavily talked about amongst Bears fans. Over the last few years, Ryan Pace has established a reputation for swinging for the fences in on day three of the NFL Draft. At this point, Anderson has a fourth or fifth-round value tied to his name, which means he should be a realistic option for the Bears.