Chicago Bears: NFL Combine standouts who should be draft targets

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Now that the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is over, we take a look at some specific standout players whom the Chicago Bears should target.

Over the next couple of weeks, we are about to learn a lot about the 2020 Chicago Bears. General manager Ryan Pace has an uphill climb compared to the past couple of offseasons, but fans are hoping he can restructure this roster in the form of a true Super Bowl contender.

That is a little easier to do when you have guys like Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks, Allen Robinson and Eddie Jackson on the roster. Chicago has plenty of talent at various positions. They are far from a rebuild, obviously. It might just take a couple of key moves for Chicago to get back into the NFC elite.

A couple of those moves are going to be at positions like offensive line, tight end and safety. Those three positions are crucial spots which need to be solidified over the next couple of months. However, the quarterback room will be a fun area to watch, as always.

It seems like Pace, along with Matt Nagy, are willing to roll the dice with Mitchell Trubisky again this coming season. But, we just might see the team add a notable name alongside Trubisky. If that happens, don’t expect Trubisky’s starting job to last long.

When looking at this weekend’s Scouting Combine, plenty of guys stood out. Jalen Hurts was one who did himself a huge favor by proving to be a better passer than when we last saw him — he’s one to watch for the Bears.

Aside from the quarterbacks, though, we saw a lot of players step up and stand out. Comparing those standouts to the Bears’ needs, I took five prospects in particular and put their performances on display. Let’s look at these standouts and how they would fit with the Bears.