Khalil Mack trade: Getting 2nd round pick a huge win

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 17: Khalil Mack #52 of the Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 17: Khalil Mack #52 of the Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

As if there was any doubt when the initial trade went down, the Chicago Bears won the Khalil Mack trade when they got the Raiders 2020 second round pick back as well

There was a lot of talk about two first round picks being a lot of capital for Khalil Mack. Then, reports of the full trade came out. The Chicago Bears did throw in a conditional third and sixth, but in that added haul, got back a second-round pick in 2020. This could end up being a pretty significant pick and could be one that helps the Chicago Bears.

When Ryan Pace addressed the media about adding the extra second-round pick, Pace exhibited confidence in how important this pick was.

"“I think we have proven that in the second round that we can get high caliber players,” Pace said at Mack’s introductory press conference."

So far, Pace has proven to be true. When looking back to 2015, the first draft of Pace he took Kevin White in round one and Eddie Goldman in round two. The following year it was Leonard Floyd in round one and Cody Whitehair in round two. We saw Mitchell Trubisky in round one and Adam Shaheen in round two.

And this year Anthony Miller and James Daniels come from round two. With Shaheen and the rookies still up in the air, it is not a sure thing, but the names that they have acquired in round two have some serious upside and potential.

What should also help is that the way each franchise is going, the Chicago Bears first-round pick could be later, while the Oakland Raiders second-round pick could be earlier.

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While we are not trying to get too far ahead of ourselves, the swap from a late first to an early second in 2020 is not bad at all. The Chicago Bears also still have their own 2020 second round pick, and could double dip similar to Miller and Daniels.

So, the significant loss is the 2019 first round pick, mainly because you do not have a 2019 second either. However, those picks helped to go into Anthony Miller and Khalil Mack. With that in mind, the third and the sixth are the only vital losses here. The Chicago Bears did a stable job of asset management in this regard.