2016: 3-13, 4th Place NFC North
2017 Draft: No. 3
|356.5 (15th)||248.1 (14th)||108.4 (17th)||4.6 (4th)||28 (7th)|
|346.8 (15th)||224.9 (7th)||121.9 (27th)||4.4 (21st)||37 (12th)|
1. QB — Cutler likely is let go, but the question is do they use No. 3 on a QB?
2. CB — The '17 class is loaded with quality corners that may get to the Bears in Round 2
3. OT — Neither Bobby Massie nor Charles Leno, Jr. are more than average
4. S — Adrian Amos is solid but the Bears could use a better playmaker to pair with him
5. WR — Free agent Alshon Jeffrey may or may not be back, but he and the new QB will need help
Chicago also own picks 36, 67, 100 and 106 through Round 4.
Marshon Lattimore, CB — Ohio State
Lattimore is generally considered the top option in a deep class of corners and brings star potential to the NFL. His ball skills fit the Bears' secondary needs and offers more big-play potential than any of the current defensive backs on the roster.
Jabrill Peppers, S — Michigan
Peppers may be the most versatile defensive weapon in the draft, offering Swiss Army Knife skills but also traditional abilities from the safety position. He could also be a factor in the return game. The Michigan star has been compared to Arizona Cardinals safety Deone Buccanon.
Jamal Adams, S — LSU
There's a chance when all is said and done Adams is the best player in this class. He's intimidating and offers more explosiveness than Peppers. Adams' skills fit the Bears' defensive needs and should be around when Chicago's clock starts.
Mitch Trubisky, QB — North Carolina
Widely considered the top quarterback in the draft, Trubisky comes with a lot of risk — just the one year starting at North Carolina — and may lack the superstar upside teams prefer when selecting a player this high. If the Bears are convinced he's the QB they want, they may not be able to chance he's still on the board in Round 2.
Trubisky has been compared to former Rams and Chiefs QB Trent Green and current Chiefs signal caller Alex Smith. Is that worth the No 3 pick? (No)
Mike Williams, WR — Clemson
Whether Jeffrey is retained or not, Williams gives the new QB a great target with which to build a rapport and is a true weapon all over the field. At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Williams' size is reminiscent of former Bears star Brandon Marshall. He's been comp'd to Plaxico Burress due to his physicality and ability to win the battle on deep balls.
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