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3 Players the Bears Need to Avoid With Their First-Round Pick

Devon Platana
Three players the Chicago Bears need to avoid with their first-round pick, including Trey Lance.
Three players the Chicago Bears need to avoid with their first-round pick, including Trey Lance. / Sam Wasson/Getty Images
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When the 2021 NFL Draft begins next Thursday, the Chicago Bears will be preparing to select someone with the 20th overall pick. The team finished the 2020 season with an 8-8 record before losing to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round. The Bears have holes they can fill on both sides of the ball with the No. 20 pick, but they have to make sure they're making the right choice.

With that being said, here are three players the Bears should avoid taking with their first-round pick.

1. Any Quarterback

Trey Lance
The Bears should steer clear of any quarterback, including Trey Lance, in the first round. / Sam Wasson/Getty Images

The Bears will open the 2021 NFL season with Andy Dalton and Nick Foles as their top two quarterbacks, however, some have speculated that the team could move up in the draft and selected a signal-caller that they really like. That might be unnecessary. Dalton and Foles are the Bears' quarterbacks of the present and anyone they draft in the first round would be riding the bench for the foreseeable future. With that being said, they can still get someone like Kyle Trask or Davis Mills in the second or third round if they want a quarterback that badly.

2. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

Rondale Moore
The Bears should avoid drafting Rondale Moore at No. 20 / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Entering the offseason, the Bears were looking for some pass-catching help. The team's top two receivers were Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller until bringing in former San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin last week. However, Goodwin has had injury issues and they may look for depth in the draft. If that's the case, they should stay away from Rondale Moore. He's had his own fair share of injuries, missing 11 games in the last two seasons. While some experts compare him to Tyreek Hill, Moore is also inexperienced at running downhill routes, which may limit his potential.

3. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Caleb Farley, Dee Wiggins
The Bears should try to stay away from Caleb Farley with the 20th overall pick. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

As mentioned before, the Bears need help on both sides of the ball. After former Pro-Bowl CB Kyle Fuller was released back in March, it was evident that the organization needed a replacement at cornerback. There's a chance that Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley will be available at No. 20, but the Bears shouldn't risk it. Despite his agent saying that he's healthy, Farley's dealt with back and knee injuries during his college career. If the Bears really want a cornerback in Round 1, they should turn their attention to someone like Jaycee Horn or trade up for Patrick Surtain II.


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