Even without a pick until the third round, Bears fans are still excited for what the 2019 NFL Draft could bring.
They’ve had to do their homework on prospects available later in the draft, but overall, fans have reached a consensus on their favorite player for the 87th overall pick.
Sports Illustrated partnered with the Clemson Social Media Listening Center to look at which draft prospects have received the most attention from fans on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Bears fans are enamored with Penn State running back Miles Sanders in the third round.
“After dealing Jordan Howard to the Eagles, the Bears are in the market for a back to pair with Tarik Cohen,” Sports Illustrated wrote. “It's easy to understand why Sanders, a savvy runner with an emerging three-down skill set, would be garnering the most buzz among Bears fans.”
Sanders emerged from the shadow of Saquon Barkley to break out in 2018, and a strong showing at the NFL combine bolstered his draft stock.
He might have played his way out of the Bears draft range, but if he’s on the board when Ryan Pace is on the clock, the fans will be clamoring for their favorite running back.