Chicago Bears 7-round mock draft
Round 2: Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest
The 6-5, 275-pound edge rusher has 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble through five games this season and projects as a quality sack-artist on the next level. Leonard Floyd has cooled off since his two-sack game to start the season and the search for an upgrade might still take place this offseason.
Round 2 (from Raiders): Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Cornerback is likely to be a priority in the 2020 NFL draft with Prince Amukamara entering the last year of his contract at season's end. Johnson has five career interceptions entering the 2019 season and possesses the kind of frame and physical style of play NFL defensive coordinators will be attracted to.
Round 5: Hakeem Adeniji, OT, Kansas
The Bears are going to address the offensive line in the 2020 NFL draft. They have to. It's been the biggest weakness on offense through the bye and an experienced starter like Adenji has the kind of physical makeup to be a good swing lineman who plays wherever the need exists (guard or tackle).
Round 6: K.J. Costello, QB, Stanford
Costello isn't the most appealing prospect in the 2020 NFL draft class and has some mechanical warts (slow release) that he has to work through, but the bigger point here is that the Bears may use one of their Day-3 picks to grab a player with Costello's starting-quality upside. Much will depend on how Trubisky performs over the final two-plus months of the season, but this feels like a pretty good bet for where Chicago would snag a quarterback if the draft was happening now.
Round 6 (from Eagles): Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
The Bears could have a bigger need than expected at linebacker this offseason, especially if they don't resign Nick Kwiatkoski. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end. With Danny Trevathan another year older, a prospect like Harrison, who's flashed the ability to be a banger in the run game, would be a good get.
Round 7: Cesar Ruiz, iOL, Michigan
More offensive line help? Sure, why not. This time, it's a legitimate interior player in Ruiz who has experience starting at both guard and center. He'd be a nice value selection in an offseason that will have a lot of questions at right guard.