Late in the draft, the Bears go back to Alabama and find Young’s running mate up front, DJ Dale. This is quite frankly mostly a fun pick for the Bears, that could end up working out well due to the two of them having some chemistry from playing together.
Dale is another player who puts forth strong effort and is always going at a high speed, but needs development as a pass rusher.
The Bears grab themselves one more offensive lineman in the sixth round, going with Ricky Stromberg from Arkansas. Getting a guy like Stromberg this late would be one of the better values in the draft.
Stromberg is a four-year starter in an offense than loves to run. He can play both interior positions, allowing a move to guard if the Bears need someone to compete to start there.
Finally, the Bears grab their backup quarterback and go with someone similar to Fields. UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson had some incredibly fun games last season and is a more-than-capable runner if he needs to.
The Bears get a backup with a big arm and the ability to use his legs; different than the Trevor Siemian type they had last season. You look around at a team like the Ravens who have Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley, and grabbing a backup who’s capable of running a similar style offense is a great idea.
It keeps the offense cohesive and allows Luke Getsy to not have to change the play-calling style as much. Thompson-Robinson is still raw, and needs to develop quite a bit, but that’s why he’s one heck of a seventh-round flier.