Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft: Day 2 best case scenarios

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Why is there a picture of Chase Daniel to start this section? Well, the Bears received a compensatory sixth-round pick for his departure, along with another sixth-rounder for Nick Williams’s departure.

The Bears own four day-three selections. Yes, four! What do we do with these? Let’s recap.

The Bears after rounds two and three (assuming they use those picks for the offensive line and cornerback) will still need help with wide receiver, safety, and even more offensive line.

What has Pace done with day-three picks in his tenure? These are the ones that stuck around.

  • 2016 — Deandre-Houston Carson
  • 2018 — Javon Wims
  • 2019 — Duke Shelley
  • 2020 — Arlington Hambright and Lachavious Simmons

Not great. The only notable selection was Houston-Carson.

On the bright side, Pace has excelled with day-two selections in the past. Last year, day two selections included Jaylon Johnson, Trevis Gipson, Kindle Vildor, and Darnell Mooney. To be frank, the Bears should pair their sixth-rounders and move up in the draft. Pace historically drafts much better on day two, even in the later rounds of four and five.

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The Bears have traded compensatory picks in the past. They traded the fourth-round compensatory selection they received from Adrian Amos’s departure to trade for Nick Foles. Not the best trade, I admit, but they’ve used compensated picks to their advantage before.