After the Chicago Bears made each of their selections in the NFL draft in 2021, WCG published an immediate article on the selection, which includes a survey asking our readers to give us their assessment of the selection. While the polls are still technically open, thousands of you have already weighed in, so we wanted to share the results here today.
It should come as no surprise, but you guys voted for the first two options, which the Bears did with the highest score. Although Ryan Pace traded for each player – paying a little for Josh’s analytical breakdown – the talent Chicago received was too great to hurt the score.
I never thought the Bears would have the ammo to jump all the way to 4 to get Fields, but Pace played brilliantly on the board and pounced when he saw his chance at 1
The Fields poll is 71% in category A at the moment, with B currently in second place with 16% of the vote. A breakdown of Josh’s trade can be found here.
Check out Pace’s highlights for Fields right here.
Given that many fictitious drafts made the Bears get Jenkins at the age of 20, the fact that they took him in the second round probably raised your overall score. Votes consider it the most popular choice with 81% in A and 14% in B. Josh breaks the trade right here.
I love this choice. I would have liked this choice in the first round, so picking it up in the second is great value, even with the trade up.
Here’s part of what Pace has to say about Jenkins in his presser.
- Round 5, Selection 7, Total 151 – Larry Borom, OL, Missouri (vote here)
Borom is a man I’ve seen a movie about because I made him go to the Bears in one of my themed taunts, and I wasn’t too impressed with him. But after learning how much weight he has lost in the last few months and how dedicated he is to preparing for the next level, he looks like a man who can thrive now that the professional footballer is his full gig. You have it with a solid B of 47%, an A of 25% and a C of 21%.
- 7th round, selection 23, 250th overall – Khyiris Tonga, DL, BYU (vote here)
Tonga’s ability to play on the nose makes this an intriguing choice, and d-line was a desperate need for the Bears this off-season. There are some obvious holes in his game, but you can’t learn size and strength and this kid has both. You currently choose 43% for B and 34% for A.
After trading back with Seattle – Josh breaks the trade here – the Bears grabbed the variable running back with some special team skills and this third experience that will give him an advantage as he fights for a place on the list. On the right, neither Herbert has a solid B of you with 41% of the vote, but A (25%) and C (24%) and close to second place.
- Sixth round, selection 44, 228th in total – Thomas Graham, Siberia, Oregon (vote here)
Like most of our fans, I chose C for this choice, but the more I dig into his tape, the more I like what I see. His professional day wasn’t too impressive, but Graham (and Newsome below) looks like guys who have football speed. Great instincts help you play faster between the lines, and Graham’s ability to find the ball makes his tape exciting. This vote is currently C at 39%, but B is winning at 35%.
- Round Six, Selection 37, Total 221st – Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina (vote here)
I’m sure I inadvertently pushed part of Newsome’s vote down when I shared the spider chart of his professional numbers, but like Graham above, Newsome’s game speed doesn’t look like a man who was in less than 25 percentile for all its numbers for speed and agility. You, boy, shave your voice to 38% for C and 30% for B.