Chicago Bears: Top Three 2020 NFL Draft Needs

Last season the Chicago Bears finished with an 8-8 record after winning the NFC North the year before with a 12-4 mark. With three draft picks in the first four rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Bears might not have enough to fix their club.

This offseason the Monsters of the Midway acquired veteran quarterback Nick Foles to compete with incumbent starter Mitchell Trubisky.

The Bears also signed former Green Bay tight end Jimmy Graham to a two-year deal and they added former Pittsburgh DB Artie Burns to help their defense. Chicago also cut ties with linebacker Leonard Floyd.

It doesn’t look like the Chicago Bears will be able to fix all of their holes with this year’s draft picks, but let’s take a look at what they could do with the seven picks they do possess.

Offensive line

Last season, Trubisky and Chase Daniel were sacked a combined 45 times, which is clearly a red flag.

The Bears have two draft picks in the second round, one compensatory pick in the fourth round and one in the fifth round. They also have two in the sixth and seventh rounds.

Honestly, even with eight picks, it doesn’t appear as though Chicago has enough to gets a bunch of home runs in the draft, but if they go after anyone in the second it should be at least one offensive lineman.

Isaiah Wilson – Georgia

Wilson is entering the NFL Draft after only two years in the college ranks, but he looks ready for the pro game.

The Georgia tackle can hold his pass block really well and he also has good footwork and hand placement.

For a player to leave the Bulldogs after 25 games played might sound crazy, but Wilson should be fine. The Brooklyn (N.Y.) native is also 6-6 and 350 pounds.

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Wanogho has a good frame with good size. The Auburn tackle is 6-5 and weighs 308 pounds.

He was also battled tested in the SEC, which gives scouts some optimism about his football future.

Wanogho is a good pass blocker and shows potential with his footwork.

It absolutely makes sense for the Chicago Bears to select him with the No. 43 overall pick.

Secondary

We know there’s a lot to like about the Chicago Bears defense, but with their secondary taking some hits this offseason it would be wise to inject some young talent in the secondary.

Antoine Winfield, Jr. – Minnesota

The Golden Gopher showed he can take the ball away as he posted seven interceptions.

Winfield, Jr. also had 83 total tackles and two forced fumbles.

The Bears could use a playmaker with his energy on the defensive side of the ball.

Last year, Chicago’s D only had 10 picks to add to their 12 forced fumbles.

Damon Arnette – Ohio State

Arnette has a knack for locating the football and disrupting a potential catch by the opposition.

The cornerback can knock the ball away or strip it away from receivers/ball carriers. Arnette is constantly moving until the whistle sounds and even attacks the backfield if necessary.

Wide receiver

The Chicago Bears don’t have the best talent at the receiver position and would benefit by taking one.

Lynn Bowden, Jr. – Kentucky

Bowden, Jr. has excellent speed and knows how to snatch the pigskin out of the air.

He also played quarterback and running back during his college days. Last season, he led the SEC in rush yards with 1,468.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy might want to take a flyer on Bowden. After all, with four picks coming in the later rounds he will have to get creative when trying to find talent that can step in and leave an immediate impact.

Kalija Lipscomb – Vanderbilt

Lipscomb can find open spots in the defense and can be a nice complementary receiver to Allen Robinson.

The Vandy receiver has room for improvement, but there’s a lot to like for a guy who might find himself being taken in Rounds 5-7.

In the past two seasons, he has a combined 1,427 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns as a Commodore.​​​​​​​Who do you feel the Chicago Bears should add in the 2020 NFL Draft? Leave a comment below.

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