2024 NFL Draft: Mid-round options for the Chicago Bears

Identifying some mid-round options for the Bears.

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Mike Hall
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Pick 75 Option: Michael Hall Jr., DL, Ohio State

The Bears would have to be thrilled if Michael Hall Jr. is available at 75. The former Ohio State Buckeye dominated at the Senior Bowl and immediately strengthens one of the biggest weaknesses on the Bears' roster.

Hall racked up 24 tackles, two tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks in 2023. The lineman showed out at the 2024 Combine, where he racked up the third-highest athleticism score among all defensive linemen. Hall has active hands and gets by single blockers easily. He's a little undersized, which is why he could last this long, but he has the motor and drive to be a force on the interior.

Sure, the Bears used two draft picks on the DL last season. However, Justin Jones departed in free agency and the team could still use reinforcements. Hall would fill in and immediately help against the run and provide some interior pass rush.