Todd McShay, ESPN’s NFL Draft guru, picked the Chicago Bears as the most improved team in the NFC North.
Every pick addressed a need, and several selections could develop into major contributors within a year, McShay writes.
I was torn between the Bears and Vikings for this one, as Minnesota got a pair of potential starters at need positions in CB Trae Waynes and LB Eric Kendricks and two high-ceiling value picks in OT T.J. Clemmings and WR Stefon Diggs. But I just don’t think the Bears had a bad pick in this draft. They got a likely starter at wide receiver at No. 7 overall in Kevin White, they filled another need position with nose tackle Eddie Goldman in the second round, and center Hroniss Grasu and running back Jeremy Langford could both develop into major contributors. (Langford, in particular, could take over for Matt Forte after he hits free agency next offseason.) This is a good class.
Here’s who McShay picked as the most improved teams across the league:
AFC East: New York Jets
AFC North: Cleveland Browns
AFC South: Jacksonville Jaguars
AFC West: Oakland Raiders
NFC East: Washington Redskins
NFC North: Chicago Bears
NFC South: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC West: Seattle Seahawks
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