Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Mitchell Trubisky can breathe, for now

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Chicago Bears, Cole McDonald
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57. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Cole McDonald. player. QB. Hawaii. 7

Remember the part about Mitchell Trubisky being able to breathe, for now? Here we are. It’s better late than never, but I truly believe the Bears must draft a quarterback.

As one of my favorite developmental prospects in the draft, Cole McDonald is well-worth a late-round flier. Most outlets have him graded as a sixth or seventh round guy, with some projecting him as an undrafted free agent.

There is a lot to like about McDonald as an NFL quarterback. First off, if you’re one who falls in love with a rocket arm, he’s got it. McDonald can straight up chuck the rock, and it’s fun to watch.

Second of all, McDonald can run. He’s definitely got some legs, and last year he ran for 383 yards and seven touchdowns. Over the last three seasons, McDonald has run for 880 yards and 12 scores. One could absolutely see him succeeding in Matt Nagy’s offense.

The issues with McDonald come with his decision-making. Now, I know Bears fans are sensitive when it comes to the quarterback position. Decision-making has been a common downfall for several Bears quarterbacks, but giving McDonald a shot as one of the very last picks in the draft? That’s a no-brainer.

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It will be up to the Bears’ coaching staff to help McDonald get better in that area and eliminating turnovers (24 picks over the last two years). But, if we’re talking about lining up with Trubisky under center in 2020, taking a shot on a seventh-round quarterback isn’t a bad idea at all.