Bears mock draft: 4 Bears targets from the College Football Playoff

Jalen Carter, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Jalen Carter, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Jalen Carter, Georgia Bulldogs
Jalen Carter, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Bears are out of the postseason, but with the College Football Playoff ensuing, there are several prospects that could help turn the fortunes around in the Windy City.

College football has reached its Final Four, and teams across the NFL, including the Chicago Bears, were tuned in for the College Football Playoff.

It means more to the Bears this year because, with a high draft pick, they are in a good position to find a potential franchise-altering player or be in a position to move around the board to garner more draft capital to help build their team.

Still, the CFP is a spot where some of the best in the game find themselves on the biggest stage, and the Bears, if they play their cards right and do their homework, one of those stars may find themselves playing in the Windy City. Here are some options, one from each team.

Chicago Bears College Football Playoff Draft Target: Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

He’s still got one more game to go, but Jalen Carter was not much of a dominant force against Ohio State despite the Bulldogs’ 42-41 win. Having said that, one bad game doesn’t deter somebody from getting completely dropped down draft boards. Carter has all the tools needed to be a special talent at the 3-technique, but at times, he leaves a lot to be desired.

Still, Bears head coach Matt Eberflus demands that all his players give maximum effort on every play. No question that Jalen Carter, physically and talent-wise, fits the system like a glove. The traits are there, but consistency is an issue. If that can get fixed, no doubt Carter will be a dominant force in the NFL. One more game against TCU should be a pristine opportunity.