Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft: Day 2 best case scenarios

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The Chicago Bears absolutely need to go offensive line in the next round. Why?

Let’s talk statistics regarding the Bears offensive line last season. They ranked 16th in the NFL in allowed sacks (36) and ranked 15th in sack rate (6.2 percent).

On the rushing side, not much better. Even though star sophomore David Montgomery ran for the league’s ninth-most yards and recorded over 1500+ yards from scrimmage, he averaged 4.3 yards per carry, 36th amongst players.

The offensive line ranked 25th in adjusted-line rushing yards (4.16) and third-to-last in the NFL in stuffed percentage (percentage of runs where the running back is tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage) with a value of 19.2 percent.

Remaining offensive line prospects for round two. (CBS overall ranking)

  • Teven Jenkins (23)
  • Wyatt Davis (42)
  • Jalen Mayfield (49)
  • Jackson Carman (51)
  • Creed Humphrey (53)

As the offensive line picks were not super heavy in the first round (five drafted), they will most likely be heavy to begin in round two. Some teams needing offensive line help fill up the start of round two, (Jacksonville, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Cincinnati)

Should the Bears trade down?

The Bears lost a healthy amount of draft capital from the Fields trade. Three future picks in total (not counting the 20th overall selection). Seeing as though the second-round will not play in the favor of the Bears, they should think about trading down to recoup their losses. If not, going offensive line in the second-round is their best bet.