Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft: Day 2 best case scenarios

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The Chicago Bears hit the mark after trading up in the first round to take quarterback Justin Fields. The Bears traded their 20th overall pick, 2022 first-round pick, 2022 fourth-round, and 2021 fifth-round pick to move to the 11th pick in the draft for Fields. An A+ start to the Bears draft, taking advantage of the Ohio State product surprisingly slipping out of the top ten.

Justin Fields arguably has the easiest path to being one of the oldest franchise’s best quarterbacks of all time. Chicago Bears fans should be excited that they may finally have their franchise quarterback.

The Chicago Bears put a lot of stock into this first-round pick that they made.

However, to quote the late-great Kobe Bryant, “Job not finished.”

The Bears still have work to do. The offensive line is key for them at this point. If they hypothetically were unable to draft a quarterback in the first round, they were undoubtedly going to go offensive line with the 20th pick in the draft.

That would have left them with some solid names still leftover in the first round like Christian Darrisaw and Teven Jenkins. Now, they have to sift through the rest of the names to get that job done.

Outside of that, other holes to fill include cornerback, wide receiver, safety, and interior offensive line. The loss of Kyle Fuller and the need for a running mate with Eddie Jackson are glaringly imperative at this stage for general manager Ryan Pace. It is time to dive into the day two draft strategies the Bears should take on. The Bears will have picks in rounds two and three on Friday night.