With just two weeks before the start of the 2020 NFL Draft, there’s a lot that’s different about this year’s process due to the coronavirus, but one part remains the same: mock drafts. Lots of mock drafts.
Just like every other year leading up to the NFL Draft, there are countless experts out there breaking down who could go where later this month. A quarterback class that includes LSU’s Joe Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert has fueled the intrigue.
But for Bears fans, the real excitement starts in the second round, where the team has the No. 43 and No. 50 overall picks. Thankfully, many mock drafts go two rounds or deeper at this point. And with several needs, the Bears have a lot of potential routes in the draft.
Most of them see the team focusing on a few areas: wide receiver, offensive line and defensive back in particular.
ESPN’s Todd McShay projects the Bears to use the 43rd pick on Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette and the 50th pick on TCU receiver Jalen Reagor. CBS Sports sees big-bodied Notre Dame receiver Chase Claypool and LSU offensive lineman Damien Lewis as the Bears’ second-rounders.
Here’s how six different mock drafts project the Bears to use their picks, which include two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, two sixth-round picks and two seventh-round picks.
2020 NFL Mock Drafts, Bears picks
Round 2, No. 43 overall: Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool
Round 2, No. 50 overall: LSU OL Damien Lewis
Round 2, No. 43 overall: Ohio State CB Damon Arnette
Round 2, No. 50 overall: TCU WR Jalen Reagor
Round 2, No. 43 overall: Alabama CB Trevon Diggs
Round 2, No. 50 overall: Minnesota S Antoine Winfield Jr.
Round 2, No. 43 overall: Mississippi State CB Cameron Dantzler
Round 2, No. 50 overall: Boise State EDGE Curtis Weaver
Round 2, No. 43 overall: Michigan OL Cesar Ruiz
Round 2, No. 50 overall: Southern Illinois S Jeremy Chinn
Round 5, No. 163 overall: Stanford TE Colby Parkinson
Round 2, No. 43 overall: LSU S Grant Delpit
Round 2, No. 50 overall: Alabama DT Raekwon Davis
Round 5, No. 163 overall: Kentucky OL Logan Stenberg
Round 6, No. 196 overall: Oregon TE Jacob Breeland
Round 6, No. 200 overall: Memphis WR Antonio Gibson
Round 7, No. 226 overall: Miami EDGE Trevon Hill
Round 7, No. 233 overall: Iowa QB Nate Stanley