Chicago Bears: 7-Round 2020 mock draft at end of regular season

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Vanderbilt. Ke'Shawn Vaughn. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Running Back. 887. 5

Many felt that the Chicago Bears would have a deep running backs unit in 2019. They signed Mike Davis and drafted Montgomery and Kerrith Whyte to play along with Tarik Cohen. Well, they released both Davis and Whyte and now the running backs are Montgomery and Cohen (and sometimes Cordarrelle Patterson).

The Bears need to get some help at the running back position and Ke’Shawn Vaughn would be a good pickup.

Quickness is something Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy prefers for his offense. There aren’t many speedsters on the offense but there are many quick players. Vaughn fits that model. He isn’t a speed burner but he’s quick to hit the hole and moves quickly to avoid defenders. Once he breaks away, however, he has good long-range speed. Also, he has the speed to make a defender’s pursuit angle not work.

In addition to his quickness, Vaughn shows toughness. Like Montgomery, he is tough to get down. He has good balance and has the strength to use a good stiff arm to knock defenders down.

Combining Vaughn and Montgomery allows Nagy to wear down a defense. If these two can keep using their quickness and strength on every play, the defense can’t keep up.

Vaughn began his college career at Illinois. When former Bears coach Lovie Smith arrived in Champaign, he promptly decided to cut Vaughn’s touches. Vaughn decided to go back home to Tennessee and enrolled at Vanderbilt and play in the SEC, arguably the best conference in the nation.

In his two seasons there, he rushed for 2,272 yards and 21 touchdowns. He averaged 6.4 yards per rush at Vanderbilt. Additionally, he caught 45 passes for 404 yards and three touchdowns. Having Vaughn and Montgomery together strengthens the Chicago Bears running attack, improving it from this season.