The first order of business in this year’s draft, for the Bears, is to acquire additional draft capital. Other teams have proven that you can always trade future capital down the line without worrying about recouping. You can always acquire more draft capital, therefore Poles pulls off this trade with Philadelphia to snag two more picks in this year’s draft.
Moving back a few picks in the second round, the Bears make their first selection by drafting wide receiver David Bell out of Purdue.
The Bears will need to do some serious work on their wide receiving core this offseason, with Darnell Mooney being the only notable name under contract. Poles will likely see Allen Robinson walk, while decisions need to be made on Jakeem Grant, Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd.
Bell would come to the Bears as an immediate starter opposite of Mooney. He wins in a lot of similar ways we once saw Robinson win with the Bears. His footwork is excellent and he’s able to create separation, especially on quick throwing routes.
The 6-foot-2 wideout wins with his size and strength on a lot of occasions. He was someone Purdue wanted to get the ball to as many times as they possibly could. He simply won battles and gained yards. That’s the kind of receiver Justin Fields needs to compliment what Mooney brings to the table.
In his last year with the Boilermakers, Bell caught 93 passes for 1,286 yards and six scores.