Taking a look at the top potential targets for the Chicago Bears on the second day of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Chicago Bears, like the rest of us, watched and waited as the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft unfolded in unique fashion as the NFL held their first-ever Virtual Draft due to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic.
Now that Day 2 is upon us, the Bears will have two selections on Friday (43rd and 50th overall) but currently stand to not pick in the third round.
In one of the deepest drafts in years, there’s still a ton of talent available for many of the needs Chicago has heading into Friday night. The Bears could opt to fill a direct need with their first pick, and trade back to acquire more capital in a noted deep draft, or they could stand pat with both picks and go with the best player available.
There’s certainly no shortage of holes to fill for the Bears, and there’s very little draft capital to do it, only holding six picks throughout the next two days. What positions should the Bears address over Friday and Saturday, and who may they be targeting? Let’s take a look.
The Bears opted to move on from veteran Prince Amukamara in a cap space move and weren’t active in free agency in finding his replacement. While they do have young talent on the roster, there’s still top-level talent available at the cornerback position, and a plug-and-play starter opposite Kyle Fuller could fall into their lap on Day 2.
Players like LSU’s Kristian Fulton, Utah’s Jaylon Johnson, and Alabama’s Trevon Diggs are all likely to come off the board in the second round but could slip to 43 if there’s a run on running backs or quarterback early with talents like Jake Fromm and Jalen Hurts available. Not to mention, the deepest wide receiver class in years will leave no shortage of teams wanting to add talent in that area.
Look for the Bears to monitor the cornerback pool closely as they get closer to their first pick.