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The Chicago Bears must draft George Pickens at no. 39

Finally, we come to the most significant pick — it’s the Bears’ first pick in the draft this year at no. 39 overall. With that pick, they should select Georgia wideout George Pickens.

Before getting hurt last year and missing the majority of his final year, Pickens was projected to be a big breakout candidate for the Bulldogs. Instead, the injury certainly hurt his potential as a first-round pick — but that will be for another team’s benefit, and hopefully it’s the Bears.

Pickens is every bit of an outside receiver at 6-foot-3 and having run a 4.47 in his 40-yard dash. He is explosive on the outside and can get behind a defense quickly.

His tall, lanky frame would give Fields an enormous radius to throw the ball into. Pickens has excellent ball skills, too, and comes with an ability to make in-air adjustments. He’s as exciting a second-round pick as you’ll find at 39 overall. If he’s there, the Bears should absolutely take him.

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Truly, the only reason why Pickens will fall in the draft is because he didn’t get his opportunity to show out as the number one receiver on his team. But, if he’s every bit of what we thought he was going into last year, he’ll be great as a pro.