Big changes ahead as Chicago Bears make two trades in 2021 mock draft

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The Chicago Bears trade back and hopefully land a franchise left tackle

With Mac Jones going 19th overall to Washington, the Chicago Bears decide to trade back from 20th overall. Finding a trade partner is not always easy, but the Chicago Bears are looking to win now as Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are on the hot seat. To help strengthen the team, Pace once again trades future capital to make a move now.

By moving back, Ryan Pace was able to acquire the Jaguars second-round pick (33rd-overall) by sending a 2022 second-round pick plus a sixth-rounder. This is a great trade for Pace as the 33rd pick in the draft is essentially a late first-rounder. The Bears’ 2022 second-round pick won’t be any better. Now, the key here is that Pace does something with the draft pick and actually finds a player that can step in and contribute in 2021 or the trade will not help save his job.

Scouting Report. LiamEichenberg. 1. 57. Pick Analysis. OT. Notre Dame. player

With the 25th-overall pick, the Chicago Bears look to add their franchise left tackle for years to come in Liam Eichenberg. Eichenberg is not the best offensive line prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft, but he might be one of the safest picks. Eichenberg looks to be a plug-and-play player who can step in at left tackle for Charles Leno.

Eichenberg stands at 6’6″ and 302 pounds. Eichenberg is a technical left tackle and his fundamentals help make up for not being as athletic as some of the other offensive tackle prospects. What is great about Eichenberg is that although he excels in the run game, he is still very solid in the passing game. As a well-balanced left tackle, landing Eichenberg at this point in the draft makes for the start of a very strong draft.