Chicago Bears 2020 NFL Draft grades: Cole Kmet fills a big need

Cole Kmet, Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Day 3

5th Round

57. Scouting Report. Trevis Gipson. 10. player. Pick Analysis. DE. Tulsa

The Bears get ane edge rusher with their fifth-round pick. It was a long wait between picks but the Bears get a player who was compared to Roy Robertson-Harris who will not be Gipson’s teammate in Chicago.

Pick Analysis. Kindle Vildor. player. Scouting Report. CB. Georgia Southern. 18. 57

The Bears needed more depth at cornerback even after taking Johnson in the second. Vildor had nine interceptions in his college career, has great timed speed and should compete for reps on special teams initially and eventually in sub-packages.

Tulane. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR. Darnell Mooney. 28. player. 2115

The Bears finally get a wide receiver with their third of three fifth-rounders. Darnell Mooney is undersized at 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds so his future may lie in special teams or as a situational receiver who can line up in the slot and try to get deep.

7th Round

The Bears needed bodies who can fill in at guard. The starting right guard may not be on the roster. Hambright may not project as a starting-caliber guard, but he’ll compete for a roster spot, perhaps on the practice squad as a rookie.

Pick Analysis. OT. player. 57. Scouting Report. Tennessee State. Lachavious Simmons. 13

Finally, the Bears draft an offensive tackle. Lachacvious Simmons is a project out of Tennessee State who has starting experience at both guard and both tackle spots.