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Draft prospects for the Chicago Bears to avoid: EDGE Patrick Jones, Pittsburgh

Speaking of injury concerns, Pittsburgh edge rusher Patrick Jones found himself in that conversation recently.

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Jones ended up having to close the chapter that was his Pro Day before it even took off. He pulled a hamstring during his 40-yard dash, thus putting a halt on the entirety of that day’s drills.

Without a Combine this year, Pro Days are that much more important. One could argue that film is even more important, too, as a guy like Trey Lance didn’t run at his Pro Day because he was so confident in his film.

Jones’ film may say he could go as high as the second round, but right now he’s more of a mid-round pick — and his hamstring injury is a big reason why.

Over the last two seasons, Jones has compiled 24.0 total tackles for loss, including 17.5 sacks. Those numbers alone should have him in the Day 2 conversation, without a doubt. But, with the way this year is and how different the pre-draft process has to be, Jones may slip into the fourth.

We haven’t even talked about the fact that the Bears have Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn. Obviously, Quinn needs to wake up in 2021, but that’s another story. The Bears shouldn’t have to invest high in an edge rusher, regardless of whether they have question marks or not.