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.
Everything the Bears saw and hoped for in signing Glennon is failing to come to fruition.
The Bears have a passing game that wouldn’t scare a junior high team, let alone an NFL club.
The Bears really have something in Tarik Cohen, but they need to make sure Jordan Howard is more involved.
With their strength and depth, the Bears’ defensive line has the potential to overmatch the Falcons’ offensive line.
General manager Ryan Pace has done a good job constructing this team, but it’s a long process, and not all the pieces are in place.
After drafting just five players, the Bears have more opportunity for undrafted free agents to latch on the roster.
Can any of the Bears’ middle-round draft picks contribute early on?
Trubisky has a strong, accurate arm and smarts, but it’s crucial the Bears let him develop.
Who do the 49ers really want at No. 2? Is it a quarterback or a defensive player?
The Bears hold the No. 3 overall pick. So what type of picks could they acquire by trading down?
After two poor Bears seasons, the Ryan Pace/John Fox regime must find its quarterback of the future.
Wormley is an instinctive player who can play outside or inside on the line, depending on the scheme.
Ogunjobi has good physical tools and explosiveness, but he needs to work on his pass rushing moves.
Conley has scouts impressed and projects as a No. 1 cornerback, possibly to be taken in the top-10 to top-15 range.
Adams doesn’t have the athleticism to justify going in the top five, but he projects as a quality starter.
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.