While offensive line is a bit more of a need for the Chicago Bears most of the talent at that position will likely be off the board with this selection. There’s a chance that one falls, but with no first round picks the Bears are better off trying to find a falling star in the early second round. In this case, that’s Christian Watson.
This is a front loaded wide receiver class, so the odds of a first round talent falling to the Bears at 39 is relatively high. Considering the top targets in Chicago are currently Darnell Mooney, Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown, the Bears should jump at the opportunity to get a first round talent at wide receiver in the second round.
Being from North Dakota State, there’s a chance that Watson is that player. While NDSU has a championship pedigree, he isn’t as battle tested as some of the other prospects that are projected around him.
Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing over 200 pounds provides solid size. Throw on his 4.36 40-yard time from the NFL Combine and it becomes clear why Watson should be a fringe first round guy. He could become Justin Fields’ best friend with that pairing of size and speed.