Chicago Bears find new franchise QB in 7-round 2020 NFL mock draft

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Lloyd Cushenberry III 2020 NFL Draft
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player. 57. Pick Analysis. Lloyd Cushenberry III. LSU. 43. Scouting Report. Center

With the likes of James Daniels and Cody Whitehair on the roster, this pick may seem a bit redundant for the Chicago Bears. And as mentioned before, they brought in former Seahawks offensive tackle Ifeadi in the hopes that he could be remolded into a starting right guard.  However, I’m not wholly convinced that he’s the answer at the position.

Instead, I have them taking LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry III here with their first pick. Cushenberry is one of the top interior offensive linemen in the 2020 NFL Draft, displaying great length for the position matched with good power in his lower half and good movement skills.

Ideally, Whitehair would slide over to right guard in place of the now-retired Kyle Long, with Cushenberry taking over duties at center.

57. Pick Analysis. Quarterback . Jalen Hurts . player. Scouting Report. Oklahoma. 50

With the Chicago Bears’ staff and front office being completely transparent about their situation at the quarterback position, they could be in line to potentially add another name to the grouping of Trubisky and Foles.

Jalen Hurts is an interesting wild card to add to an already wild competition in Chicago. As a prospect, Hurts displays great mobility, pocket presence, and a solid arm but also struggles with decision making and keeping consistent with his accuracy. As of now, Hurts has the potential to become a reliable starter in the NFL.

Unless Hurts wows the coaching staff in training camp, he’ll likely sit behind Foles and Trubisky until the Chicago Bears staff feels his development has come far enough to put him on the field full time.