Chicago Bears Complete 7-Round Mock Draft: Revamping the offense

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Scouting Report. player. 57. Trey Lance. 13. Pick Analysis. QB. North Dakota State

Let’s get this straight. If any of the consensus top-four quarterbacks are available when the Bears pick in the first round, they should pounce. In this case, North Dakota State’s Trey Lance was available and is currently either the third or fourth ranked quarterback in this class, depending upon who you ask.

Lance is a fun prospect, and he’s one that may be tough to figure out because he only played in one game this year due to the pandemic. The Bison decided to put their season off until the spring, but played a single game so that a guy like Lance could put some more film out there for scouts.

There is no denying Lance’s dual-threat talent. The guy is a problem in both the passing and rushing game. He can do it all, but can he do it at an NFL level? That’s going to be the top argument you hear from anyone knocking his draft stock.

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One thing is for sure: He dominated his collegiate competition as he should have. Last year, Lance completed 66.9 percent of passes for 2,786 yards and 28 passing touchdowns with zero interceptions — yes, zero interceptions.

He also ran for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. If you’re telling me the Bears are getting a guy who posted a season of nearly 4,000 yards from scrimmage and 42 touchdowns, without a single pick, I’m taking that every single day if he’s available.

He may take a year or so to develop, but Lance’s ceiling is that of someone like an even more mobile Deshaun Watson.