By: Alex Patt
It was reported by the Chicago Sun-Times that both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay had the Chicago Bears taking Quenton Nelson in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 6’5″, 329 lbs offensive lineman from Notre Dame is considered one of the best at his position in the draft. The Bears are certainly looking to rebuild their offensive line around Mitchell Trubisky, and Nelson has been talked about on many occasions.
Would he really be a big addition? Absolutely, and it makes sense to see him in a number of mock drafts going to Chicago. Though the Bears still have plenty of other holes to fill in this draft. Defense could always use more weapons in all areas, hard to have too many defenders. In other words, there is no need for them to reach for anything unless they trade up or down, which remains to be seen. If the remain at the eight slot, they will probably go with best they feel is available.
Could it be Nelson? Sure it could be. But this is a draft that seems really hard to determine anything definite. Especially since Ryan Pace has made some surprising moves on draft day in his tenure in Chicago. Not saying a Trubisky-type thing will happen again, but a trade in the first round cannot be ruled out either. Really hard to put money on anythin.