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Bears GM Ryan Pace happy with his RBs, but likely to draft one early anyway


Most of us laughed in response because we get it — as much as reporters crave information, it makes no sense for Pace to show any bit of his hand or give any inkling of the Bears’ thinking two days before the draft.It’s inherently counter-productive.


Pace made a point of dismissing the widely held notion that, after trading Jordan Howard to the Eagles last month, the Bears are focused on a running back in this year’s draft.


With Howard gone, Pace said he feels comfortable with Tarik Cohen, newcomer Mike Davis and 2018 undrafted free agent Ryan Nall (who was on the practice squad last year).


Hunt himself was the 86th pick of the 2017 draft before leading the NFL in rushing with 1,387 yards as a rookie in Andy Reid’s offense that Nagy coordinated.


87 that have made the Pro Bowl — the Steelers’ James Conner (105th in 2017), the Falcons’ Devonta Freeman (103rd in 2014), Howard (150th in 2016), the Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi (149th in 2015) and the Broncos Phillip Lindsay (undrafted in 2018).


And that doesn’t include Cohen (who made the Pro Bowl as a kick returner) or Hunt and the Cardinals’ David Johnson (who were picked 86th overall).






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