The Chicago Bears are a franchise on a mission in the 2021 NFL draft as they’ve addressed their two biggest needs with their first and second-round picks.
After trading up for quarterback Justin Fields with the 11th overall pick on Thursday, Chicago traded up again in the second round to address a massive need at offensive tackle with Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkins, who was deemed by many to be a first-round talent.
The Bears traded their third-round pick (No. 83) and sixth-round pick (No. 204) and received the Panthers’ fifth-round pick (No. 151) in this draft.
As you can imagine, Bears fans had plenty of reaction to the selection of Jenkins. But, for the most part, they were left stunned that GM Ryan Pace was able to land two first-round prospects in Fields and Jenkins.
While Chicago won’t be picking again until the fifth round, they got two of the top talents in this draft class, which will be key in turning the Bears’ abysmal offense around.