Everyone and their brother knows the Chicago Bears are lacking in early draft capital for the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Ryan Pace could help change that by trading back from the team’s second, second-round (No. 50) pick.
Personally, I am hoping the Chicago Bears stay put at No.43 in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. I would be okay if they stuck to the No. 50 pick as well, but if Ryan Pace wanted to add another pick or two before Day 3 he should look to move back from the 50th overall selection.
When the Bears traded their fourth-round compensatory pick for Nick Foles, I was crushed. I personally think the pick was too high for Foles and the contract situation that came with him. It turns out that restructuring the contract helped soften the blow, but the gap between the Bears last pick in the second round and their next pick in the fifth round is quite large.
If Pace is able to grab one of his top targets at pick No. 43, he should make it known to other teams that he is willing to move back from No. 50. He should not go out of his way to find a trade partner per se, that will bring back a lesser return. However, letting teams know that the pick could be available might entice them to pick the phone back up when they see a prospect they want is falling to that particular area of the draft
With wide receiver being deep this season, it is possible a team might want to move to grab one of the top 10 to 15 guys at the position. Maybe an EDGE rusher falls. Maybe moving up would be to grab a quarterback like Jalen Hurts or Jacob Eason. Honestly, the reasons for another team to move up are endless, but Pace and the Chicago Bears should be the team to make that trade.