Chicago Bears Draft: First-round trades to move back and still land talent

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The Chicago Bears trade back a few spots but move way up in the second

In this scenario, the Chicago Bears were able to move back three spots as they made a swap of first-round picks with the Jets. The Jets have two first-rounders and currently own the 23rd-overall pick in the draft. Also included in the move was a swap of second-round picks. This allowed the Chicago Bears to move up from 52 in the draft, all the way up to 34.

In this scenario, the Chicago Bears are lucky enough to land a top-five corner in the draft. Greg Newsome, II was not available in the first trade package when the Chicago Bears moved back to 28, but he was available at 23. Although the team has other needs, such as wide receiver, quarterback and offensive line, losing Kyle Fuller and landing a top corner in the draft makes too much sense. Best player available here and Newsome is that guy.

Now, with the 34th pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears could look to draft any of the following offensive tackles:

  • Dillon Radunz, OT – North Dakota St.
  • Tevin Jenkins, OT – Oklahoma St.
  • Samuel Cosmi, OT – Texas
  • Alex Leatherwood, OT – Alabama
  • Liam Eichenberg, OT – Notre Dame
  • Jalen Mayfield, OT – Michigan

With so many offensive tackles available, honestly, the best thing here would be to trade back again. The Dolphins were interested and I was able to swap the 34th pick for the 36th pick. Within that trade was another swap of picks. The Chicago Bears received Miami’s third-round pick (81) and the Dolphins got back Chicago’s fifth-round pick (164). I selected Tevin Jenkins here at 36. Now with picks 81 and 83, I was able to grab Kellen Mond (QB) and Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR).