4 finalists emerging to be drafted by the Chicago Bears at No. 9 after the NFL Combine

The Bears may have targets in mind for the No. 9 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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The Chicago Bears went to the NFL Combine, and the vibe leaving the event is that Caleb Williams will be the first overall pick. A Justin Fields trade will come soon, and then the focus of the offseason will shift to who the team will take ninth overall. 

The top ten is starting to formulate, and we are getting a strong idea of who will be in that range and also who the Chicago Bears should be thinking of selecting. Which players are most likely to be drafted ninth overall?

4. The Chicago Bears would be lucky to select Rome Odunze

Almost every report out of the NFL Combine is that Marvin Harrison Jr. and Malik Nabers are not only the top two wide receivers, but they will be selected in the top nine picks. However, Rome Odunze felt a little left out of the picture. So, while Nabers and Harrison sat out the event and held their draft stock, Odunze worked out to improve it. 

Odunze was electric. He checked in over 210 pounds and ran a 4.45. His jumps were excellent, he did agility drills and was above average, and more importantly, he crushed on-field workouts. 

Odunze is everything you could want in a receiver. He has speed but can win the contested catches in the air as well. Size, physicality, and explosion are all there. The question now is whether Odunze will even make it to nine. With Nabers and Harrison expected to fly off of the board, other wide receiver-needy teams saw this workout and now may him Odunze in the same tier. 

Aside from him being off of the board, there is nothing you can say against the Chicago Bears drafting him ninth overall.