Any “draft expert” can predict the first round of the NFL draft. NFL.com’s draft analyst Chad Reuter took it a step further, three steps further, actually.
Reuter took a look at the first four rounds of the NFL draft, predicting each pick through the first four rounds. All told, he has the Bears drafting a linebacker, wide receiver, offensive tackle and a corner.
Round 1: Myles Jack – LB, UCLA
A franchise that prides itself on their linebacker history would be lucky to see the supremely athletic Jack fall to their pick. Jack is coming off of a serious injury, but his time at UCLA gave more than enough reasons for fans to be excited.
Round 2: Corey Coleman – WR, Baylor
Coleman is the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner for the best wide receiver in the country. Adding Coleman on top of Alshon Jeffery and a returning Kevin White would make a formidable air attack.
Round 3: Jerald Hawkins – OT, LSU
Despite initial improvements, it’s clear the Bears need an upgrade on the offensive line. In the third round, Jerald Hawkins may not be expected to be a difference maker on day one, but could earn a starting spot by October.
Round 4: Juston Burris – CB, North Carolina State
The Bears have already proven they can hit on a difference making defensive back in the middle of the draft with Adrian Amos in the fifth round last year. The Bears are far from set at corner, with an aging Tracy Porter and Kyle Fuller, who has looked out of position at times.