A up to the moment state of things:
QB (3): Trubisky, Daniels, __Sanchez/#3??__
RB (3.5): Howard, Cohen (1/2), __Cunningham/#3__, Mizzell
WR (6): Robinson, Meredith, Gabriel, Burton (1/2), Cohen (1/2), White, Bellamy
TE (3.5): Burton (1/2), Shaheen, Sims, Brown
OL (9): Leno, ____, Whitehair, Long, Massie, Kush, Sowell, Grasu, Morgan
5T (4): Hicks, ______, Robertson-Harris, Bullard
NT (2): Goldman, _____
OLB (5): Floyd, _____, _____, Acho, Irving
ILB (4): Trevathan, Kwiatkowski, ______, _____, Anderson
CB (3): Fuller, Amukamara, ______
Slot SB (2): Callahan, LeBlanc
S (5): Jackson, Amos, Bush, Hall, Houston-Carson
I kind of cheated with Burton/Cohen taking some WR snaps. I think that will happen. Lots of holes on defense. I've been trying to formulate who might be going QB in the draft still following FA. Teams who I think could/should draft a QB:
12 Bills (hottest trade up candidate)
The general consensus on the QB's is (tiered):
Barkley is a really interesting wrinkle, as the Browns and Giants are both rumored to be picking him #1/2. Browns could go Barkley and gamble their guy is there or trade up to 2/3 to get whomever they like (this was the rumor last year in which Pace gamed them to trade up to 49ers for Trubisky). Or they could pick their QB and if Barkley's there, he's there.
I find it unlikely that anyone will be trading up to the Bears to get a QB, as any team trading up will jump to 2/3/4/5 to get who they want.
If 1-4 QB's go in the top 5 picks, that means that Barkley/Chubb/Nelson round out the top 7, leaving the Bears just outside the elite talent. Reminds me of the Kevin White draft, in which Leonard Williams went #6 to the Jets as the last of the top tier players on the board.
I'm trying to come up with a scenario in which the bears end up with one of the elite talents at a position of need. Lots of time before then, lots can change, and I hope it does so that we can end up with a stud pick or a rock solid trade down option. It's possible someone gets despreate and trades up to get Rudolph, or Davenport/Landry, or Edmunds even. Thoughts?