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

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57. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Minnesota. Benjamin St-Juste. 4. CB. player

In Round 4, the Bears get back in on the action. Going into this year’s draft, they do not own a fourth rounder, but after this trade with the Indianapolis Colts, the Bears move back up.

Bears get: Pick no. 127

Colts get: Pick no’s 164, 204, 221

With that fourth-round pick, the Bears go after a potential future starting cornerback by selecting Minnesota’s Benjamin St-Juste.

Right now, the starting corners for the 2021 season will be last year’s rookie Jaylon Johnson and recently-signed veteran Desmond Trufant, formerly of the Detroit Lions. But, the Bears will need more depth at the corner position because both Johnson and Trufant have injury concerns.

Not only that, but the Bears also let go of Buster Skrine, so they will have to continue adding talent at the cornerback spot no matter what.

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St-Juste is a big corner and stands 6-foot-3. He has the size and strength scouts love to see for an outside cornerback, but he will need to work on his footwork and route recognition to make up for his lack of elite athleticism.

If he can become better in terms of his football IQ at the position, St-Juste could develop into a nice second starter in the future and may even be able to step up in case of an injury this season.