Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: Two splash trades fill big needs

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Chicago Bears, Trey Lance
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The first trade happens early on in the draft, and the Bears end up landing their franchise quarterback in North Dakota State’s Trey Lance. Here’s how the trade goes down:

Chicago Bears get: 2021 1st Round Pick (No. 6)

Eagles get: 2021 1st Round Pick (No. 20), 2021 5th Round Pick (No. 148), 2022 1st Round Pick

The Eagles are already committed to Jalen Hurts as their starter going forward, and remain steadfast that they do not want to trade Carson Wentz. There is no reason why they wouldn’t be willing to trade back if it meant netting an extra first-rounder and a fifth-round pick from Chicago.

In moving up for Lance, the Bears select arguably the draft’s biggest gamble. Lance is a high-risk, high-reward type of prospect this year. It’s a tough situation for him because of the fact he only played one game last season (NDSU pushed the majority of their season to the spring).

However, looking back at Lance’s 2019 campaign, it’s hard not to fall in love with the kid’s game. He’s as exciting as they come at the position. If you haven’t heard about the mind-blowing stat that includes a total of 42 touchdowns and zero interceptions in 2019, you probably haven’t read much on Lance.

The guy has the chance to be special. Sure, he’s played against lesser collegiate competition but he’s dominated them. That’s what you’re supposed to do at a smaller program, and he’s done it. The Bears get a dual-threat quarterback to use in a system where they want to be more committed to the run, and maybe they even have Allen Robinson back in this scenario.

All is right in Chicago, for now.