The Bears have already traded a lot of picks in this draft. They have given up their third and fifth-round picks in the 2021 draft and their first, fourth, and fifth-round pick in next year’s draft.
However, the Bears are on a roll in this draft after hitting home runs with Fields and Jenkins in the first two rounds of the draft. It would be ideal to give Pace more ammunition to use for the last day of the draft.
The Bears still have a high fifth-round pick and three sixth-round picks. They could package these picks to move up into the fourth round of the NFL draft at the start of day three.
Why would the Bears do this?
I alluded to the fact in my last article that the Bears are not particularly well at soaking up prospects from the later rounds of the draft. The only relevant players from Pace’s tenure of drafting in the sixth and seventh-round include — Deandre-Houston Carson, Javon Wims, Duke Shelley, Arlington Hambright, and Lachavious Simmons.
On the other hand, Pace has been exceptional drafting out of the early day-three draft rounds. Guys like Bilal Nichols and Darnell Mooney, both of who were taken in the fifth rounds of their drafts, highlight a talented group of Pace-selected day-three picks.