Chicago Bears Mock Draft: No need for free agent QB

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Chicago Bears, Michael Divinity Jr.
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Round 7, Pick 233

Scouting Report. Michael Divinity Jr.. 57. Pick Analysis. LB. LSU. 7. player

After the Bears re-signed Trevathan a few days ago, it became a foregone conclusion that Nick Kwiatkoski will find a new home. The Bears also need to find some depth behind Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd.

Thankfully, LSU’s Michael Divinity Jr. offers a lot of experience at both linebacker positions.

Divinity is a big-time project, though. He looked strong as a pass rusher two seasons ago, but doesn’t quite have the speed you’d like to see from the edge position. He switched to the inside in 2019, but only played in five games because of multiple failed drug tests.

A lot of what makes Divinity unique is how he is built. His wingspan is a ridiculous 6-foot-6, even though he stands just 6-foot-2. He’s built like a tank. He shows a lot of effort — but the technique isn’t always there.

In 29 games at LSU, Divinity totaled 105 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, a pick and a touchdown.

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In the end, Divinity might have a long road to making the roster. But, his overall physical traits and ability to play multiple positions make him a risk worth taking this late in the draft.