Chicago Bears Final 7-Round Mock Draft: The pressure is now on Pace

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Chicago Bears, Trey Lance
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player. 1. Pick Analysis. QB. North Dakota State. Trey Lance. Scouting Report. 57

This is it. This is what fans have been waiting for, and with a little recent help from a Denver Broncos insider, we think the path to a quarterback looks like this.

The Broncos may be willing to give Drew Lock one more year, especially if it means they will be locked and loaded with first-round picks for the next couple of drafts as well. If Lock doesn’t work out this year, then they can move on and have a great shot at a top quarterback going forward thanks to their capital.

I think Trey Lance is the one quarterback that ends up falling in the first round, but not a shocking amount. I believe he will be the fifth quarterback selected, and the Bears won’t waste any time moving up to the no. 9 overall pick in order to get him.

Lance is the perfect quarterback for the Bears. He might need to sit for a while before he’s completely ready. But, on the other hand, he’s a guy who can put pressure on Andy Dalton immediately. He’ll either push Dalton to be better or we might end up seeing Lance sooner than we thought.

The dual-threat aspect of Lance’s game is such a valuable trait to have. He runs with purpose when he takes off. But, he also throws the ball with a lot of zip. Lance has a nose for the end zone. He has a knack for the big play, and that’s what the Bears need. The offense has weapons. They just need the right quarterback to use them — and that’s exactly what they’re getting in the North Dakota standout.

Once looked at as a kid who could only play receiver, safety or linebacker in college, Lance is now an NFL quarterback — and he’s in Chicago.