Without selecting until the 39th overall pick it is pretty hard to gauge who exactly is going to be on the board when the Chicago Bears pick. Still, there are a few things that could break the right way and help push some of the better prospects to them.
What would be the best-case first-round start for the Chicago Bears?
3. Could five quarterbacks get selected before Chicago Bears pick?
The debates about this quarterback class are interesting. On one hand, there certainly is no slam dunk top-five pick. However, there are five and possibly six players who could be considered starters that would deserve a draft selection in the late first or second-round range.
While the top ten could pass us by without a quarterback, there still could be a run coming, and it may end up happening faster than some realize. Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis are likely to go ahead of Chicago.
Still, Matt Corral, Sam Howell, and Desmond Ridder all could go anywhere from the 20s to the third round.
The reality is that these three quarterbacks jumping into the first-round discussion would help Chicago immensely. If one of these three go earlier in the first round, it could trigger another team to make their jump to get their guy.
Five quarterbacks in the top 38 picks would just push five prospects that the Bears had rated higher down to them. They will not be drafting a quarterback this year and can only hope that they all go high.
Another potential scenario would involve the Chicago Bears being able to trade down as the last quarterback in a tier being available could increase the cost of a pick that is usually not as valuable.