Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: A trade back equals top-tier value

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Chicago Bears, Elijah Moore
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player. Scouting Report. WR. 2. 57. Pick Analysis. Mississippi. Elijah Moore

In the second round, the Bears give us the perfect example of drafting the best player available. At pick 52, Mississippi’s Elijah Moore was on the board and they couldn’t pass him up.

The 5-foot-9 Moore is a little undersized, but he would fill Anthony Miller’s role in the slot very well — assuming the Bears find a trade partner for Miller, or ultimately release him.

Moore is one of the most electric players in the draft due to the fact he can take one to the house at any given moment. He is lightning quick on his feet and, after he catches the football, he makes one move towards the end zone and he’s off.

The plus side to drafting Moore is that he’s also lined up on the outside at times, giving the Bears a guy who can do more than just one trick in the slot. Although smaller, Moore is a tough kid. He shows he can catch the ball in traffic well, staying as physical as possible during the process, too.

Last year, although he played fewer games than he had in any previous season (eight), Moore had a career year. In 2020, he caught 86 passes for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns. He also ran the ball 14 times for 64 yards — just one more thing he can provide the Bears’ offense.

With Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney and Moore, the Bears would have one heck of a trio locked and loaded in their receiving core.