Your patience is about to pay off, Bears fans.
Because after sitting out of the first round each of the last two years, Chicago’s football team is in a prime position to pick some premier talent. The Bears have two of the first 20 picks in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, which should put them in a place to possibly snag a pair of starters. Or move back, collect draft capital, and still draft starting-caliber players..
Possibilities are endless and we are accepting only positive vibes at the time. Thank you for your understanding.
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Dates and remaining rounds: April 24 (Rounds 2-3), April 25 (Rounds 4-7)
Round 2 start time: 6 p.m. CT
How to watch/stream: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, NFL.com/watch
• Round 2, Pick 43
• Round 2, Pick 50
• Round 5, Pick 163
• Round 6, Pick 196
• Round 6, Pick 200
• Round 7, Pick 226
• Round 7, Pick 233
As a reminder, the Bears do not have a first-round or third-round pick as they were sent to the Raiders in the Khalil Mack trade. Nor does the team have a fourth round pick, as one was sent to the Patriots last year to move up and draft David Montgomery, while the compensatory fourth-rounder Chicago was set to receive in this draft was shipped to the Jaguars in the Nick Foles deal.
At least the Bears aren’t waiting until Round 3 to do some picking this year!
34) Indianapolis (via Washington)
36) New York Giants
37) New England (via LA Chargers)
40) Houston (via Arizona)
43) BEARS (thanks, Raiders!)
45) Tampa Bay
48) NY Jets
52) LA Rams
55) Baltimore (from New England, via Atlanta)
56) Miami (via New Orleans)
57) LA Rams (via Houston)
62) Green Bay
63) Kansas City (via San Francisco)
64) Seattle (via Kansas City)
Top-20 Best Available (Based on the BN Composite Score)
1) Xavier McKinney, safety, Alabama
2) Jonathan Taylor, running back, Wisconsin
3) D’Andre Swift, running back, Georgia
4) Ross Blacklock, defensive tackle, TCU
5) Grant Delpit, safety, LSU
6) Yetur Gross-Matos, edge, Penn State
7) J.K. Dobbins, running back, Ohio State
8) A.J. Epenesa, edge, Iowa
9) Zack Baun, linebacker, Wisconsin
10) Josh Jones, offensive tackle, Houston
11) Antoine Winfield Jr., safety, Minnesota
12) Trevon Diggs, cornerback, Alabama
13) Ezra Cleveland, offensive tackle, Boise State
14) Kristian Fulton, cornerback, LSU
15) Denzel Mims, wide receiver, Baylor
16) Tee Higgins, wide receiver, Clemson
17) Justin Madubuike, defensive tackle, Texas A&M
18) Laviska Shenault Jr., wide receiver, Colorado
19) Neville Gallimore, defensive tackle, Oklahoma
20) Jaylon Johnson, cornerback, Utah
Your draft thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. It’s good to have something sports-adjacent involving the Bears. Can’t wait to do this again when games actually matter again.