Chicago Bears: 2019 NFL Draft first round aftermath

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Best of the Rest

I might be biased here, but I would love to see Max Scharping in a Bears uniform. He played as a tackle for Northern Illinois but seems to fit better as a guard for the NFL. Scharping has been on my radar all year, and the thought of him learning behind the likes Kyle Long is exciting. Scharping could be available in Round 5. If the Bears go offensive line, he is the guy they should target.

If Scharping is gone, and the Bears still decide to go offensive line late, the next guy to consider is Alex Bars. Bars played under Harry Heistand at Notre Dame and therefore should be very familiar with Heistand’s schemes. Bars is not the best talent at the position, but he could be had relatively late and that increases his value.

Finally, the only other position I can see the Bears attacking before Round 7 is the tight end position. Names like Jace Sternberger and Irv Smith, Jr. will probably not be an option for the Bears. If one falls to No. 87, then they should jump at the opportunity to draft one.

However, seeing Ryan Pace take a guy like Kahale Warring or Josh Oliver in Rounds 4 or 5 would be just as exciting. Both have great upside and would only be needed right away if Trey Burton or Adam Shaheen go down with an injury. Drew Sample is another name to keep an eye on.

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Round 1 of the NFL Draft is over. Things could not have played out any better for Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears. Hopefully, Round 2 goes just as smoothly and Pace locks down some more future Pro Bowlers.