Chicago Bears: 2019 NFL Draft first round aftermath

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Trade for a Corner

The next position I think Ryan Pace needs to look at drafting is cornerback. Three defensive backs went off the board in Round 1. Only one of those was a corner. There are three guys left who Ryan Pace would have to move up in the draft to acquire, but these guys are worth it.

Greedy Williams is the guy I like most. He is a physical player with the new NFL size wanted at the corner position. He has great ball skills but could use a year playing behind a solid starter. He could be a decent rotational piece for Chicago if brought in during certain schemes. Williams could be the player to replace Prince Amukamara who will likely be a cap casualty in 2020.

Byron Murphy is the next guy I find worth moving up for in this draft. He is slightly smaller than Williams, but at 5’11” he is big enough. I expect Murphy to go higher in the draft than Williams too. He is a more complete player and definitely better in the run game. I just prefer the size and upside of Williams to Murphy here. Either one though should make Bears fans happy.

Rock Ya-Sin is the last guy I think Ryan Pace could move up for in day two. Like Greedy Williams, Ya-Sin has great size. He has good tracking skills and is a solid tackler. However, I think he also lacks the upside of Williams.

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All three of these corners will likely be drafted somewhere in Round 2. If any fall low enough, Ryan Pace would be wise to consider dealing for one of them. They each have the ability to bring needed depth and become a solid NFL starter for the Bears in the future.

If these three go too early, Ryan Pace could look at these names once the Bears are on the clock in Rounds 3 through 5:

  • Joejuan Williams
  • Trayvon Mullen
  • Jonnie Jonson, Jr.
  • Ugo Amadi
  • Justin Layne

The hope here is that teams keep drafting wide receivers in Round 2. Quite a few teams could use a wideout and the more taken means the more players we want to see in a Bears uniform could fall.