Greg Gabriel is a former NFL talent evaluator who was the director of college scouting for the Chicago Bears. He also previously served on the NFL College Advisory Committee that gives feedback to college players who are considering entering the draft. Since leaving the NFL, Gabriel has written for the National Football Post and Bleacher Report and been an on-air contributor for 670 The Score and a contributing writer for CBSChicago.com. He lives in the Chicagoland area.
Thomas has excellent quickness and can win with power too, but he’s undersized for some systems.
The Bears made low-profile signings in free agency, but they were at positions of need.
Glennon has flashed a strong arm with good accuracy but struggles mightily under pressure.
Peterman is a smart quarterback who’s accurate, but he lacks arm strength.
Mahomes is projected to be the best quarterback available late in the first round or early in the second.
With good size and athleticism, Humphrey projects as a No. 1 cornerback in the next few years.
Lattimore has all the tools needed to become a shutdown corner in the NFL.
Hooker is an excellent athlete with good ball skills in coverage, though some medical questions persist.
Allen can be a dominant force in the run game as well as being an excellent inside pass rusher.
Trubisky has the physical tools to excel, but his experience makes him a wild card.
Watson has come up big in big games time and again.
Kizer has the physical traits you want in a quarterback but sometimes goes too far in the quest to make a big play.
The Bears need a franchise quarterback, and the Patriots’ Garoppolo may be available.
The Bears could really use a quarterback, a cornerback, a safety and an offensive tackle.
Some tough decisions await this offseason as the Bears look to return to playoff contention in the future.
Barkley doesn’t have the arm strength to be a consistent winning quarterback.
Players, coaches and front office members are judged by whether they’re successful. So a win is always good.
For fringe roster players, you only get so many chances to prove you belong. Many Bears didn’t belong in Sunday’s loss.
The injury-plagued Bears have far too many backups and journeymen playing leading roles.
It’s hard to see the Bears (2-7) winning five games this season. A top-five draft pick looks all but certain.