Chicago Bears make big trade for WR in seven-round mock draft

Dakota Zientek
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As the NFL Draft creeps closer day by day, the Chicago Bears are likely to be on the receiving end of many calls from teams looking to entertain a deal for the Bears’ No. 1 pick.

And of those teams, the Seattle Seahawks are a team with a certain stud who would pair perfectly with Justin Fields.

That receiver? 25-year-old D.K. Metcalf.

The Chicago Bears trade the No. 1 pick for a haul, including D.K. Metcalf

Now, before this gets blown out of proportion, who really knows what the Chicago Bears will receive for their No. 1 pick?

That said, using Pro Football Focus (PFF‘s) Mock Draft Simulator, the Chicago Bears were able to obtain D.K. Metcalf in a haul for the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Does that mean it’s destined to happen in real life? Absolutely not, however, the NFL Draft is tough to predict. Many things can happen, and it’s rare for a team with the No. 1 pick to not have a dire need for a quarterback.

That said, this trade worked in the PFF Mock Simulator, so I’m running with it. I also understand that just because this internet simulation said the trade would go through doesn’t automatically mean it goes through in real life.

Moving on…

Basically, the Bears would be getting the fifth overall pick, a second-round pick, a third-round pick, and D.K. Metcalf for the first pick and the 160th pick.

Considering the Chicago Bears have the first pick in the draft, it warrants a hefty return. Will it be this hefty? That’ll have to wait until the draft gets a little closer.

However, this would be an almost perfect return for the Bears.

When D.K. Metcalf was paired with Russell Wilson, the two were incredible together.

In Metcalf’s three seasons with Wilson, he had 216 receptions, 3,170 yards, and 29 TDs. Now, with Geno Smith as the quarterback, he’s been able to keep the numbers somewhat similar.

In one season with Geno Smith, Metcalf had a career-high 90 receptions, 1,048 yards, and six TDs.

There was actually a comparison that Justin Fields got multiple times during the pre-draft/post-draft process, and that was Russell Wilson.

So, there’s a clear reason to see why D.K. Metcalf would be an immediate impact player on the Bears’ offense. He would open the passing side of the Bears’ offense almost single-handedly.

Considering the massive lack of talent outside Darnell Mooney in the Chicago Bears’ receiver room, there’s a clear need for someone who could compliment Mooney well, and Metcalf does just that.

Now that the Chicago Bears have a true No. 1 receiver in D.K. Metcalf, how do the Chicago Bears attack the draft?

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