Chicago Bears: Best available players heading into day two

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As the Chicago Bears continue to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft, the Bears will enter day two slated to pick at 52nd and 83rd overall. After trading up to 11th overall for Ohio State Quarterback Justin Fields, the Bears will look to round out day two by adding to the roster.

With the future being Fields, Chicago would be wise to spend its second and third-round by continuing to add talent, whether it’s on offense or defense. What the Bears decide to do in round two will be impacted by what goes on during the early portion of the second round.

Chicago’s two biggest needs now include cornerback and offensive tackle. In an ideal scenario, the Bears come out of day two with future starters at both positions. Chicago could also decide to address wide receivers, bringing in someone to push Anthony Miller, Javon Wims, and Riley Ridley.

Luckily for the Bears, day two is expected to be filled with plenty of starting-caliber offensive tackles, cornerbacks, and wide receivers. Another intriguing position that Chicago could address includes tight end, which is expected to have the talent available to complement 2020 second-round pick, Cole Kmet.

Day one of the 2021 NFL Draft was filled with many surprises, that included the Bears NFC North rivals making surprising moves. The Green Bay Packers selected cornerback Eric Stokes (Georgia), adding to the defense. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings selected Penei Sewell (Oregon) and Christian Darrisaw (Virginia Tech), adding to the offensive line with future franchise left tackles.

Chicago could also explore the option of trading back in the second-round, potentially accumulating some extra third, fourth, or fifth-round picks in the process. As the NFL and the Bears gear up for rounds two and three, who are the best available players that the Bears should be targeting as the 2021 NFL Draft continues? Let’s examine some names and find out.