Chicago Bears: Comparing 2019 NFL Draft to NFC North rivals

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The Chicago Bears did not have many draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, but how do they stack up against their division rivals in the NFC North?

This past weekend finalized the 2019 NFL Draft and brings us even closer to the start of the regular season. The Chicago Bears traded away their 2019 first-round pick in a trade with the Oakland Raiders last season for Khalil Mack. Ryan Pace then traded away the 2019 second-round pick to move up in the 2018 NFL Draft to select Anthony Miller.

Both moves were fantastic for the Bears last season, and worth the future draft capital that Ryan Pace gave up to get them. However, this meant that Pace had little to work with this year. Without a first or second-round pick, Pace had to be creative. The good news is that the Bears had few needs to address after a solid free agency period earlier this year.

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Were the Bears able to maintain enough talent on defense? Were they able to add the pieces needed for Matt Nagy to instill his full playbook? These are both great questions that will have to play out. For now, the big question is, did they do enough to remain the “King in the North”? The Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions are not going to just bend the knee.

The Bears’ division rivals added some legit talent to important positions in this draft. Let us take a look at how the Bears NFL Draft compares to the rest of the division.