Offseason blueprint for Chicago Bears to make another run at the playoffs

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The Chicago Bears must trade up for a quarterback in the first round

Prior to the moves made above, the Bears would be picking with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. With some compensatory picks coming in, and the three picks from traded players, the Chicago Bears’ first move is to trade up.

In this scenario, the Bears trade their 20th overall pick, a 2021 sixth-round pick (#200), and the Eagles 2021 third-round pick (#70) for the Arizona Cardinals 16th overall pick. With the 16th overall pick, the Bears select quarterback Trey Lance out of NDSU.

That leaves the Bears with the remaining selections:

  • Round 2, Pick #52
  • Round 3: Pick #83
  • Round 4, Pick #116
  • Round 5, Pick #161
  • Round 6, Pick #216
  • Round 6, Pick #222
  • Round 7, Pick #227

dark. Next. Bears must focus on the wide receiver position

There have been many mock drafts here at Bear Goggles On detailing what the Bears should do this year, but with this much draft capital left, the team can find plenty of Day 1 starters and key depth positions on both the offense and defense.