NFL power rankings in May are kind of like mock drafts in August. So much will change between now and when games actually begin to count that it makes the exercise… bizarre. Still, for a team like the Chicago Bears, appearing as low as NFL.com has them in their post-draft power rankings stings.
The Bears checked-in at No. 30. Yes, only two spots above the NFL’s worst team.
“How confident should we be about Justin Fields and the opportunity he is getting in Chicago?” NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus wrote. “The Bears saddled the quarterback with a lame-duck head coach as a rookie, then took away his No. 1 wide receiver by allowing Allen Robinson to leave for the Rams this offseason. Absent a first-round pick (that went to the Giants in the Fields draft trade last year), Chicago opted to wait until the third round in Vegas to address the offense. Perhaps Tennessee wideout Velus Jones Jr. carves out a role as a rookie, but it’s more likely Fields will be staring down a lot of blanketed receivers when he drops back to pass this fall. Give the kid a chance!”