The Bears figure to have a number of rookies get significant playing time in 2017.
CSN Chicago's Chris Boden ranked the Bears' rookie class based on how much impact he expects them to make. Watch the video above to see what Boden says about the top five.
5. Jordan Morgan, OL, fifth round pick
Boden's take: "He might be on the practice squad all year long. The Bears right now at least have good depth on the offensive line. I don't see him contributing much this year."
4. Mitch Trubisky, QB, No. 2 overall pick
Boden's take: "It's not out of the question (that he contributes). As good as he looked at rookie minicamp, this is a long-range project. There's a lot for him to learn."
3. Tarik Cohen, RB, fourth round pick
Boden's take: "The Darren Sproles comp could make an impact, especially on third downs. He's going to have to pick up 10 pounds or so if he wants anything more than that."
2. Eddie Jackson, S, fourth round pick
Boden's take: "He could potentially be a starting safety." "If not... Eddie Jackson could have an impact in the return game."
1. Adam Shaheen, TE, second round pick
Boden's take: "You can't teach his size. Even though he still has a little work to do in terms fluidity and moving in football situations, he's going to be a red zone target."
The 2020 NFL Draft is slated to move forward with its virtual event, scheduled for April 23rd-25th. On Thursday, the list of players invited to participate in the draft was revealed, featuring a few shocking omissions but also a fair share of star power.
The list contains big-time quarterback prospects, Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Jake Fromm, Jacob Eason, and Jordan Love.
One of Burrow's favorite targets, promising tight end Thaddeus Moss was also invited, as was LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Perhaps the most notable omission was Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler. The speedy Hamler had a career-best 947 yards and 8 touchdowns from scrimmage in his second-year with the Nittany Lions.
It has not yet been revealed what the virtual draft process looks like in full but we are one step closer with the release of the invitees.
Every once in a while, a moment comes along that so perfectly captures the essence of a city – its energy, its ethos. These brief moments make up the identity of the city. They're the driving heartbeat that connects a vast network of wonderfully unique cultures while simultaneously creating an ongoing sense of community.
Anyway, here's Chicago's moment:
It's an incredible commitment to one of the city's longest-running bits. Hell hath no fury like a beleaguered Bears fan. Just imagine what sort of Nick Foles jokes are waiting for us down the road!
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