The 2021 NFL Draft is officially in the book. It was a small return to normalcy with big event on a massive stage in a city's downtown area. Fans were in attendance, players walked across the stage and Roger Goodell was booed.
And for the Chicago Bears, it was an exciting and potentially franchise altering weekend. They've added a franchise quarterback in Justin Fields, got a first-round talent at offensive tackle to protect him.
Optimism is abound.
Here is a recap of the Bears' picks in this Draft.
List of Bears' 2021 NFL Draft picks
- Round 1. pick 11: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
- Round 2, pick 39: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
- Round 5, pick 151: Larry Borom, OT, Missouri
- Round 6, pick 217: Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech
- Round 6, pick 221: Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina
- Round 6, pick 228: Thomas Graham, Jr., CB, Oregon
- Round 7, pick 250: Khyiris Tonga, DT, BYU
List of Bears' trades made in 2021 NFL Draft
General manager Ryan Pace was wheeling and dealing again, moving up in the first and second round draft.
Bears - Giants
To draft Fields, the Bears traded their 20th- and 164th- overall picks in 2021, in addition to their first and fourth-round selections in 2022 for the Giants' 11th overall pick.
Bears - Panthers
To draft Jenkins, the Bears moved up in the second round. The Bears traded their 50th, 83rd and 204th overall pick to Carolina in exchange for the 39th and 151st.