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3 Potential Early Draft Targets for the Chicago Bears

With the NFL Draft less than two weeks away, these players should be on Ryan Pace’s radar.

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The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away. Amidst the madness of this coronavirus situation with every concert, sporting event, and public gathering being canceled, the NFL Draft endures. Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace are surely working every single day to prepare for this all-important draft. They may even have their “guy” as of this very moment. But with no first-round picks, a lot can happen from pick number one to the Bears’ pick at number 43. So, who are some guys they should be looking at?

1. Grant Delpit – Safety, LSU

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This would be a dream scenario for the Chicago Bears. While Deon Bush is a solid starter, getting a guy like Grant Delpit — a two-time consensus All-American and one-time recipient of the Jim Thorpe award — would be a blessing from God himself. Delpit held down what was one of the most dominant defenses in college football last season en route to a National Championship. Coming off two consecutive seasons of losing one of their starting safeties, Delpit could almost certainly become a cornerstone of the Bears defense alongside Eddie Jackson.

2. Hunter Bryant – Tight End, Washington

Photo: Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times

Hunter Bryant is a guy that could very realistically fall to the third or maybe even the fourth round of this draft. With the talent Bryant possesses, he could make one hell of an impact at the NFL level. The main concern teams have with him is his injury history. Bryant has dealt with knee injuries, especially early on his college career, but he is an absolute force when he is on the field. With incredible hands and speed for his stature, Bryant could certainly develop into a solid starter for Chicago or any team for that matter.

3. Anthony Gordon – Quarterback, Washington State

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Already a fan-favorite, Anthony Gordon has drawn high praise amongst fans and NFL experts. With many comparing him to Gardner Minshew, Gordon seems like he could make a Minshew-esque splash in the league relatively quickly. With a big arm, sneaky athleticism, and impressive accuracy, Gordon displays many of the traits desired in an NFL QB. The chances of him becoming a franchise quarterback are minimal, but the talent is obviously there. Having him sit behind a guy like, say, Nick Foles? That might be just what he would need to blossom into a solid quarterback at the highest level.

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