Chicago Bears 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterback, tight end issues solved

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G/C. 5. player. 57. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Clemson. John Simpson

At the 145th selection, Chicago finally addresses the offensive line by snagging John Simpson out of Clemson.

The Bears have to revamp their offensive line this year, especially with Kyle Long announcing his retirement from the NFL. Last year, the Bears were not good up front — particularly in the run game. David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen hardly had any holes opened up for them, and that has to be a focus going forward.

Simpson is one who would be of help in the run game. That’s his strength. Speaking of strength, Simpson is a pure bully when it comes to the run game. That’s where he excels the most. He isn’t the quickest guy, but when he needs to make a running lane, he will do so.

As a 2-year starter at Clemson, Simpson knows what it’s like to be part of a winning program with a great culture. He’s a smart guy, too. Making the right calls up front is important, and he has experience doing just that. He also has the ability to play both guard and center, which is a common theme amongst recent Bears draft picks.