As the Chicago Bears get ready to enter day three of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Bears are slated to pick on four different occasions. With one fifth-round pick and three sixth-round picks, Chicago needs to maximize the return on each draft pick.
The Chicago Bears should have one goal heading into day three of the 2021 NFL Draft.
So far, the Bears have done more than enough to justify being considered winners in the 2021 NFL Draft. Adding Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields in round one and Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins in round two, the Bears continue to overhaul the offensive side of the ball.
Now, as the Bears enter day three, the goal should be adding depth to the roster. When looking at the Bears roster, Chicago could use some depth at key positions like a tight end, wide receiver, cornerback, linebacker, and offensive line.
Luckily for the Bears, the expectation is that there are a number of players available at each of the positional groups mentioned above that should be available. The Bears did trade away future draft capital but if the opportunity to trade up presents itself, General Manager Ryan Pace will likely consider a deal.
While the Bears did invest in a tight end in 2020 with second-round pick Cole Kmet, veteran Jimmy Graham continues to get older. An intriguing name like Miami’s Brevin Jordan could be the perfect complement to Kmet’s skill set, especially as a receiving tight end.
Despite going into 2021 with Jaylon Johnson and Desmond Trufant as the Bears starting cornerback tandem, there are names to keep an eye on including Zach McPhearson (Texas Tech) and Tre Brown (Oklahoma).
The wide receiver position also has some intriguing talents that could fit what the Bears are trying to build on offense. Three names that could make sense include Tylan Wallace (Oklahoma State), Amon-Ra St.Brown (USC), and Cade Johnson (South Dakota State). Keep an eye on UAB’s Austin Watkins Jr., whose combination of size and speed could be worth of fifth-round pick.
If Chicago decides to create additional competition at offensive tackle, two names to watch include D’Ante Smith (East Carolina) and Jaylon Moore (Western Michigan). While both come from smaller programs at the college level, they have enough starting experience and upside to warrant being future starters down the road.
Overall, the goal for the Bears heading into day three should be adding more depth to the roster with the hopes of finding a future starter down the road. There is plenty of talent available for the Bears to make this happen.