The Chicago Bears enter 2021 in an awkward position. They finished the season on a hot streak and made the playoffs, but they feel like a team that needs a serious rebuild and is currently lacking in the third and fourth rounds Nfl draft Chooses In this 7-round Bears 2021 NFL mock draft, Chicago eventually finds a quarter of the future to build on, and adds an elite piece to its secondary.
Bears Pre-Senior Bowl 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft
- Round 1, 11 pick: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU *
- Round 2, Pick 52: Hamsa Nasirileen, S, FSU
- Round 5, Pick 147: Thayer Munford, OT, Ohio State
- Round 6, Pick 178: Tyler Vaughan, WR, USC
- Round 7, Pick 194: Kyle Granson, TE, SMU
- Byers received the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft from the New York Giants
- The Giants received the 20th and 83rd overall selections in the 2021 and NFL Draft in 2021, and Chicago’s first and third-round selections in the 2022 FFL Draft.
Beers 2021 7-round NFL mock draft pick-by-pick analysis
Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
The top priority in this 7-round Bears 2021 NFL mock draft is searching for a true franchise quarterback. The Windy City has long been hungry for that commodity, and Zach Wilson can fill that void.
At quarterback, Chicago currently has Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles, but neither is an attractive option. Trubisky shows the vibe down, but it feels like a fool’s gold. He is also set to become an unrestricted free agent in this appraisal. Meanwhile, Nick Foles was downgraded from a first-round bust. Unfortunately, his dead cap hit is in all probability large enough to keep him around 2021.
As a result, the Bears can no longer bring quarterback problems down the road, and they won’t have the money to target a high-powered veteran.
Enter Zach Wilson, searching for franchise quarterback The Bears as Sid Luckman retired.
Zach Wilson’s strengths and weaknesses
Wilson has a terrible arm and at times shows a ridiculous level of accuracy. He also lives in the pocket and knows how to manipulate security to keep a play alive. This would be an important feature for any Byers quarterback as a rebuild of Chicago’s offensive line.
The mixture of hand talent and functional dynamics is the tantric aspect of Zach Wilson. This makes him seem like a premium version of what Baker Mayfield was as a possibility.
However, there are a lot of reasonable concerns about Wilson. Although he has supernatural accuracy peaks, he can also deal with cold injuries where he will force pass catchers to make major adjustments for the ball. Their mechanics are not fully polished, and their base can be very wide.
However, those knocks are not enough to make Bears second-guessing this pick. He fits everything they want in a franchise quarterback. It is a steal to field him with the eleventh pick.
To draft Zach Wilson
In order to draft Wilson this 7-round Bears 2021 NFL mock draft, Chicago needed to be traded.
Some may argue against trading, as the Bears are still recovering from the business of taking away many of the picks for the Las Vegas Raiders for Khalil Mack, but this is different.
This is a type of franchise that the franchise QB Chicago did not have in half a century. Not a trade to land one of the best defensive players in the NFL.
As Wilson began toppling the draft board, the Bears attempted trades with the Eagles and Panthers before finally agreeing to an agreement with the Giants. In exchange for the 11th selection overall, Beers sent his first and third round elections back from the draft this year and the following year.
It is expensive enough to move nine slots, but it allows Chicago to have its second-round pick for each of the next two seasons. This allows him to start building anew around a talented young quarterback.
Hamsa Nasirildin, S., Florida State
Byers Secondary has a ton of pieces to pursue. They are an elite free safety in Eddie Jackson, and two marquee cornerbacks in Kyle Fuller and rookie Jaylon Johnson. However, the security site next to Jackson is a hole.
His top two strong safeties, Tashun Jipson and Deon Bush, are replacement-level. They are also on termination of contracts, and it is unlikely that Chicago brings them back.
Hamsah Nasirildeen’s selection in this 7-round Bears 2021 NFL mock draft will be an upgrade there and will give Chicago a beyond-promising future in the secondary.
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You cannot emphasize enough how special Nasirildine is from an athletic standpoint. He is twitching and has too long a pace to carry receivers or tight ends downfield. Nasirildin also has a well-built frame that is still tall.
On top of athleticism, Nasirildine has also shown great versatility on the Seminoles defense. He has played at the top, in the slot, and down in the box, although he ranks his best around football. His ability as a striker is particularly impressive in flying downwards to blow a running back.
The red flags with Nasirilyn are quite modest, leading to a surprise projecting them into the second round. He returned his ACL in 2019, but remained healthy this season. He also relies on his athleticism to make plays in coverage as well as passing. Therefore, they have to refine the more technical aspects of those roles to the next level.
Thayer Munford, OT, Ohio State
Chicago’s next selection is not until the fifth round due to their trade with New York. However, they still manage to land an exciting developmental tackle possibility.
Thayer Munford out of Ohio State already looks like an NFL tackle at 6-foot-6, 325 pounds. He also has desirable arm length and solid movement skills, which when paired with his huge size, will make him a headache to resist the sideways crowd.
Munford’s problem is that there are not many promising traits outside that superb set of instruments. Their feet are rough and they struggle to plant, which is no point considering the said frame. She is constantly getting late with her hands, which digs her into a hole she does not yet have the skills to dig.
Still, Munford makes sense for the Bears from the fifth-round tackle. You’ll rarely get away from the draft with this athletic profile, and between Bobby Massey and Charles Leno, there is a start in Chicago that will allow him to develop Munford.
Tyler Vaughan, WR, USC
Chicago will almost certainly lose Alan Robinson in free agency, so they will have to try to convert this 7-round Bears to the 2021 NFL mock draft.
Ideally, they would target a wide receiver early in the draft, but the board did not fall that way this time. With that, landing Tyler Vaughan in the sixth round is not a bad consolation prize.
The daughters do not have game-breaking pace, but they show high-end hands and toughness. He will attack the ball in the air and does a good job of making contact alive to bring the catch. Vaughan is also a clever player who has shown the ability to operate both outside and in the slot, and he knows where to attack. Defence.
What Chicago should worry about with Vaughn, is he struggling to separate, which is disturbing. He cannot separate with pure athleticism either through speed or power. He is not an elite route runner. As a result, he has to fight tooth and nail to catch almost everything. This is a strategy that will be much harder to succeed in the NFL than the Pac-12.
Kyle Granson, TE, SMU
The Beers spent their top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on tight top Cole Kem, but Kyle Granson’s passing is great.
Granson is an athletic “trick” tight end who can replace and possibly upgrade from Jimmy Graham. He won’t offer much as a blocker, but he is a matchup nightmare that can quickly become a red-to-zone option.
However, Granson plays more like a wide receiver than a tight end, making him quite one-dimensional. Also, he does not have the size advantage that you would like to see from a tight end of this style.
If Chicago selected Granson, it could allow Kemet to have their do-it-all inline tight end that is the focal point of the offense, while Granson is used as a field-stretching counter punch.
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