I consider myself the top Ryan Paceologist on the Bears writer landscape. My resume:
- Predicted Bears were taking a quarterback last year, even mocked Mitch Trubisky to them.
- Predicted Matt Nagy was the guy well before it was official.
- Followers on Twitter know I wasn’t surprised when they let Cam Meredith go.
Trying to figure out who they’re targeting in the 2018 draft has me stumped. I came to the three conclusions above by looking at all of the evidence I could find and asking what made the most sense.
Picking eighth, the Bears surely aren’t going to be able to get the player they surely want and need most, edge Bradley Chubb. One must also operate under the assumption that running back Saquon Barkley will be gone.
There seems to be a good chance that four quarterbacks go within the first seven picks, but if they don’t, the top guys on this list might be gone. It’s also possible that the Bears trade back, which is why the list is more than eight players deep.
There are some good players that are going to be available. The problem I’m having is that I can construct a really strong argument against all of the top candidates. Still, one sticks out as the most likely simply because it makes the most sense.