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2021 - General NFL Draft Discussion

Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:27 am

With Big10/Pac conferences canceling seasons - and players in the SEC/ACC/Big12 opting out to prepare for the draft - it appears as though the 2021 NFL Draft season has already started.

What positions do you expect to be the Bears biggest areas of need?

What college players are you most interested in seeing play - and what players (whose season was canceled) do you want to see testing numbers from?

Do the Bears need to draft a QB in the first 2 rounds?

This looks like a pretty good draft for 1st round OT's with Sewell, Cosmi, Leatherwood, Little, and Radunz - do the Bears look to replace Leno/Massie?

Who is 'your guy' right now?
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Re: 2021 - General NFL Draft Discussion

Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:17 am

The Bears are stuck with Massie for at least one more year. It will be interesting to see what happens at RG. Will Ifedi play well enough to stay? Is he really that great of a fit? The Bears can pretty easily get out from under Leno's contract after the season, so if his biggest contribution is "he doesn't get hurt" then I could see them replacing him.

QB is an easy answer obviously. I think we will have that answer by mid-season.

Will Montgomery take the lead back role? Does Cohen return? Will the Bears need another WR? DE?
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Re: 2021 - General NFL Draft Discussion

Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:52 am

It's a good draft for OT at a good time for the Bears.
But QB need could very well intrude and override.


wab wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:17 am
The Bears are stuck with Massie for at least one more year. It will be interesting to see what happens at RG. Will Ifedi play well enough to stay? Is he really that great of a fit? The Bears can pretty easily get out from under Leno's contract after the season, so if his biggest contribution is "he doesn't get hurt" then I could see them replacing him.

In 2021, Massie is a 9.3M cap hit, but only 2.6M to cut
Leno is 11.2 to keep and 5.1 to cut

Both are about the same savings, if you ax them.
But LT is harder & more expensive to restaff, 2.6 to go away is a little easier to swallow, Massie was outplayed by Lucas, and with Leno improving in the second half of 2019 and being younger, I have higher hopes for his 2020.

All in all, I'm looking more forward to Massie going.
(Although you could certainly put the draftee at RT in 2021, then move to LT down the line.)
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