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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1. Would the Chicago Bears select Joe Alt ninth overall?

One of the lesser talked about debates is what the Chicago Bears do at left tackle. The team would need something to fall into their laps to move off of Braxton Jones, but they may be happening with Joe Alt. 

Alt is proving that he is a lock for the top ten, and if he does get to pick nine, it would be hard to make the case that he is not the best player on the board. Alt was already expected to be the top tackle in the draft class, but he proved that at the NFL combine with his workouts. 

First, he measured over 6’8” and 320 pounds. At that size, his 5.05 40-yard dash time is phenomenal. Alt did the jumps and the agility as well. Like most of these players, while the testing is great, the on-field was just as impressive. He locked in his status as the top tackle. 

Now, the question is whether he falls to nine and then whether the Bears pick him. Wide receiver and edge rusher are arguably bigger needs, and there is a good chance that the other three names we mentioned will be on the board at pick nine. Still, you cannot write about the short loss of options for the Chicago Bears without mentioning Joe Alt. 

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