Some of the Bears best and most productive picks in recent years have come on Day 3.
Jordan Howard was a Pro Bowl running back as a rookie. He was a fifth-round pick. Adrian Amos was a fifth-rounder, too. He was a four-year starter in Chicago before taking his talents to play for That Team in Wisconsin. Eddie Jackson was a fourth-round steal who put up an All-Pro campaign in the Bears’ last winning season. Tarik Cohen was a fun gadget player who was an All-Pro return specialist. Like Jackson, Cohen was a fourth-round pick. Trevis Gipson was a Day 3 selection and he is in line to start as a pass-rusher for these Bears.
And then there’s everyone’s favorite Day 3 pick (of recent vintage):
If Ryan Poles can find a Darnell Mooney, Adrian Amos, and an Eddie Jackson today, I think folks will be singing a different tune than they were last night.
Let’s get it!
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates and rounds: April 28 (Round 1), April 29 (Rounds 2-3), April 30 (Rounds 4-7)
Day 2 start time: 11 a.m. CT
How to watch/stream: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, NFL.com/watch
Round 3: Pick 71 (WR Velus Jones Jr.)
Round 4: None (as of this morning).
Round 5: Picks 148 and 150
Round 6: Pick 186
Round 7: None. For now.
Three Bears Needs
With ESPN’s five best available
• Wide receiver
Calvin Austin III (Memphis), Khalil Shakir (Boise State) Kyle Phillips (UCLA), Bo Melton (Rutgers), Justyn Ross (Clemson)
• Offensive line
Daniel Faalele (Minnesota), Darian Kinnard (Kentucky), Rasheed Walker (Penn State), Dohnovan West (Arizona State), Jamaree Salyer (Georgia)
• Defensive line
Perrion Winfrey (Oklahoma), Eyioma Uwazurike (Iowa State), Kingsley Enagbare (South Carolina), Neil Farrell Jr. (LSU), John Ridgeway (Arkansas)
Day 3 Mock Drafts
Let’s close out strong:
A #Bears Day 3 mock draft?
Yeah, you know you want it! pic.twitter.com/TsgIv45Lag
— Funky Cold Luda (@lcm1986) April 30, 2022
Day 3 mock draft
• developmental OT
• potential X WR who is also a freak after the catch
• solid and experienced OG (I’m higher on him than his ranking here)
• More depth on defense pic.twitter.com/vRQt3RWxw1
— Joseph Herff (@JosephHerffNFL) April 30, 2022
Ran a #Bears mock draft simulation for Day 3.
Traded Robert Quinn for some more draft capital in the next two years, and I took an offense-heavy approach with the future in mind. pic.twitter.com/izU5FyZC7u
— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 30, 2022
Your draft thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. It’s good to be back talking about picking in the first round. Hopefully, these pick are ones we talk about for many days, months, and years to come. Preferably for all the right reasons.