1st/2 Mitchell Trubisky, QB
Ht. 6’2 Wt. 222 School: North Carolina
After signing Mike Glennon in free agency the Bears delivered the first surprise of draft night by trading four picks to move up one spot to draft Trubisky. Behind good accuracy and field vision Trubisky has talent but there are legitimate concerns about his one year of experience and only moderate arm strength. This as a bold move for the Bears as Trubisky was not viewed as an elite prospect.
2nd/45 Adam Shaheen, TE
Ht.: 6’7 Wt.: 218 School: Ashland
It is not very often that Division II prospects are drafted in the second round let alone leave school early. A former basketball player Shaheen has dominated the competition using his massive size and athletic ability to get open and produce yards after the catch. He’ll have to adjust to higher competition but he could be the next in the long line of good former college basketball players making an impact at tight end.
4th/112 Eddie Jackson, S
Ht.: 6’0 Wt.: 201 School: Alabama
A former cornerback Jackson thrived when moved to free safety showing good range and ball skills with six interceptions back in 2015. Jackson’s senior season was cut short with a broken leg eight games into the season but as there are no complications from he should be expected to compete for a starting role. At at a minimum Jackson will impact special teams both on coverage units and as a punter returner.
4th/119 Tarik Cohen, RB
Ht.: 5’7 Wt.: 179 School: North Carolina A&T
Looking to add weapons the Bears went to the FCS ranks to find and explosive open field weapon. Cohen will be used in a variety of ways getting the ball to him in space to take advantage of his speed and change of direction ability. For Cohen to be successful the Bears will need to have a specific plan or he could struggle to make an impact.
5th/147 Jordan Morgan, OG
Ht.: 6’3 Wt.: 309 School: Kutztown
Only playing one season in high school and playing at the Division II level in college there will be a big learning curve. Morgan played tackle in college but his size and skill set project him inside to guard but the Bears seem very set at all three interior positions which means he could be a candidate for right tackle
Jackson (fourth round)
Morgan (fifth round)
The Bears took a look to the future with their draft as only Eddie Jackson is expecting to come in and compete for starting role immediately. Mitchell Trubisky is the cornerstone of this class as his performance will determine whether this class is a success or failure.