The Chicago Bears enters 2020 NFL Draft with seven picks. The Bears are without their first, third and fourth-round picks due to the Kahlil Mack trade with the Oakland Raiders. The Bears still have two picks in the top 50, and their first comes at No. 43 overall. It was an active off-season in Chicago.
The Bears brought in Nick Foles to compete at QB with Mitchell Trubisky. Robert Quinn and Akiem Hicks added on defense, and TE Jimmy Graham brought in from the rival Green Bay Packers. The Bears let Prince Amukamara go and could use some depth in the secondary. Either a CB or S who can mold into a solid defender makes sense early on. The completed list listed below.
- Round 2, pick 11 (No. 43 overall) Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
- Round 2, pick 18 (No. 50 overall) Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
- Round 5, pick 17 (No. 163 overall)
- Round 6, pick 17 (No. 196 overall)
- Round 6, pick 21 (No. 200 overall)
- Round 7, pick 12 (No. 226 overall)
- Round 7, pick 19 (No. 233 overall)
At No. 43, the Bears picked Notre Dame tight end, Cole Kmet. Johnson profiles as an instant starter on the Bears defense with his combination of size, strength, and physical man-cover skills. He’s an immediate upgrade over every corner not named Kyle Fuller on the depth chart.
Twitter people reacted to Chicago bears for selecting Jaylon Johnson. One of them twitted, “Jaylon Johnson is a solid pick. Play-maker and a physical guy can ball” Another added, “Jaylon Johnson projected as a late first-round pick. The Bears are adding remarkable depth at the corner-back position!” and many other continues. Barring an unexpected trade, the Chicago Bears are finished selecting for the night and will resume on Saturday as they’re next scheduled pick is in the fifth round, No. 163 overall. To know more sports news click here.