Chicago Bears: 2019 NFL Draft first round aftermath

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Now that Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft is off the books, we need to step back and reassess how things are shaking out for the Chicago Bears.

I have to admit that I am liking the moves made by some of the Chicago Bears division rivals. I am not as high on the T.J. Hockenson pick for the Lions as others. He will be good, but I think there were better players available. Garrett Bradbury was not a flashy pick but helps solidify the Vikings shaky line. The Packers drafting Rashan Gary and Darnell Savage will improve that defense.

All of this said, do not forget, the Bears are sitting with Khalil Mack. I’d take him over any of these draft prospects. Looking at how the draft has shaken out, the Bears are sitting pretty going into Rounds 2 and 3. There are some solid players available that Ryan Pace might have to consider moving up for into the early third or even the late second.

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First and foremost, only one running back went off the board. Josh Jacobs was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 24 pick they received in the Khalil Mack trade. Only three defensive backs were taken in the first round as well. These were my top two needs going into the draft for the Chicago Bears. I am loving the flexibility that Ryan Pace could have. I bet he is loving it too.

Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is over, we need to look at how players fell and who could potentially continue to fall far enough for the Chicago Bears.