Mock Draft Has Bears Taking Talented Wide Receiver 8th Overall

Published January 15, 2018 at 1:10 PM

"The Chicago Bears and Ryan Pace seem to know what they are doing for a change as they quickly hired their top choice for head coach, followed up by Matt Nagy putting the important pieces of his coaching staff together.
While there are still plenty of holes to fill on the staff, with the main pieces in place, the powers that be can focus on giving Nagy more talent to work with. There is no doubt that they Bears need help at many positions, but wide receiver is one of the top needs.
Whether or not the Bears acquire receivers via trade or free agency, they are likely to select at least on at this year's NFL Draft in April. Alec Nathan of Bleacher Report's latest mock draft has the Bears using the eighth overall pick to select a big target for quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Nathan predicts that Pace will draft Courtland Sutton of SMU. The 6-4, 218 pounds Sutton has been one of the most productive receivers in college over the past two seasons with 144 catches for 2,331 years and 22 touchdowns.
His size and ability to make contested catches have scouts very high on Sutton. Some scouting reports compare him to Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which would look very nice for the Bears offense on Sundays.
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