Chicago Bears: 15 best NFL Draft Picks of the 2010’s

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Chicago Bears, Ryan Pace
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As the 2010s come to an end, it’s time to recap the Chicago Bears 15 best draft picks throughout the last decade.

The 2010s will always go down as one of the most interesting decades in Chicago Bears history. To start the decade, the Bears would have three solid seasons from 2010 until 2012, only to go through a transition and have two head coaches over a five-year period in from 2013 until 2017. Then in 2018, the Bears would hire their fourth head coach of the decade, who’s still currently employed.

Over the years, it’s been interesting to see what kind of transition the Bears went through. Besides just four head coaches, the Bears also had three general managers in Jerry Angelo, Phil Emery, and Ryan Pace.

Between the three, the best at drafting is easily Pace, who arrived in Chicago in 2015 and has solid draft classes each year, consistently finding long-term building blocks that have gone on to become major contributors for the Bears.

While the Bears have had solid NFL Drafts under Pace, under Angelo and Emery, the Bears have had their fair share of misses as well. This inability to draft well from 2010 until 2014 essentially led to the Bears not having talent, which led to a period of losing for the franchise from 2013 until 2017.

With the end of the 2010s essentially here, it’s time to look back at the Bears 15 best draft picks from the 2010s. The full list can be found here. However, before we begin, there are a few things to understand. First, it doesn’t matter how long each of these players played for the Bears. Second, it doesn’t matter what round a player was drafted in. It’s not about where a player is drafted, rather it’s about what a player does when he gets to the NFL level.