2020 NFL Draft Picks
- 1. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
- 2. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
- 3. Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa
- 4. Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern
- 5. Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane
- 6. Arlington Hambright, OT, Colorado
- 7. Lachavious Simmons, OL, Tennessee State
Top pick: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
The Bears didn’t have a first-round pick, but they still got the player many believed to be the top tight end in the draft.
Cole Kmet has all of the traits you look for in a full-time tight end with size, speed, catch radius, and the athleticism to make every type of play you need in the passing game.
The Bears desperately needed to get better at tight end this offseason and with Jimmy Graham coming in along with Kmet, they have seemingly done that.
Steal: CB Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern – 5th round
One of the biggest steals in this draft regardless of position was Kindle Vildor, and I will stand by that until he fails in the league.
Vildor was very productive at Georgia Southern and has the type of competitive attitude to succeed early on in the NFL.
He’s a heck of an athlete with an aggressive mentality at the cornerback position, and he’s confident he can lock receivers down in man coverage. For that reason, I think he will wind up being a great nickel corner in the NFL.
Overall Grade: C
It’s hard to argue with the value the Bears got with their top two picks and Kindle Vildor in the 5th round, but will this rookie class along with their other moves made in the 2020 offseason be enough to buy this coaching staff some more time?
The Bears had to surround Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles with the best supporting cast possible, and while they addressed tight end, did they get enough instant impact from this draft crop?
If Jaylon Johnson is not in the starting lineup as a rookie, the Bears may have only gotten one significant year one contributor from this group, and tight end is a tougher position to transition from college to the pros compared to others.