The Chicago Bears are set for a crucial 2024 NFL draft, with two top 10 picks to boost their team. They are expected to pick quarterback Caleb Williams with the first overall selection. In The Athletic's recent mock draft, the Bears secure a dynamic quarterback-wide receiver duo, choosing Williams at No. 1. The draft signifies a new era in Chicago, with Williams being hailed as the best playmaker available. In a surprising move at ninth overall, the Bears opt to trade up three spots with the New York Giants to select LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers at sixth overall, giving up picks in the process.

By the Numbers
  • Chicago Bears have the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft.
  • Bears trade up three spots with the New York Giants to select Malik Nabers at sixth overall.
Yes, But

While some speculate that the Bears might have waited to select a receiver at No. 9, they chose to trade up in this mock scenario.

State of Play
  • Chicago Bears hold the first overall pick and the ninth overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
  • In The Athletic's mock scenario, the Bears trade up to sixth overall to secure Malik Nabers.
What's Next

If the Bears have conviction in Nabers, the move to secure both Williams and Nabers could set a strong foundation for their future.

Bottom Line

By trading up in the draft for Nabers, the Bears demonstrate their commitment to building a formidable offense around Williams and securing top talent for their team's future success.