A blockbuster consensus of who NFL analysts believe the Chicago Bears draft at No. 9

The Chicago Bears are almost guaranteed to take Caleb Williams with the first pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, but will the team do at 1.09? We look at the consensus of 15 NFL Draft analysts who have created mock drafts for the Bears.
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Who are some of the random players analysts have the Bears selecting?

Alright, now let's take a look at the players who analysts believe the Chicago Bears are going to select at 1.09. Before we get into some of the consensus players, let's look more closely at the random players being mocked to the Bears.

Of the 15 mock drafts listed, eight of them have a player who was mocked to the Bears more than once. Seven other mocks have a single name that no other analysts list.

Troy Fautanu, LT | Washington

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune has the Bears trading down and selecting Troy Fautanu. Biggs is usually very dialed into what the Bears are planning, but this one feels way off. He has the Bears taking Washington tackle Fautanu. Biggs says Fautanu is athletic and moves well and could step in as the starter over Braxton Jones at left tackle.

Olu Fashanu, LT | Penn State

Up next is Olu Fashanu. Vinny Iyer of The Sporting News thinks Chicago could take Olu Fashanu from Penn State. I have Fashanu as my second-highest-ranked left tackle. Iyer likes Fashanu's combination of power and athleticism. Iyer, too, believes that Fashanu can start over Braxton Jones.

Byron Murphy, DT | Texas

One player who I'm not as high on but seems to be shooting up draft boards is Byron Murphy out of Texas. He's a hot name linked to the Chicago Bears and Marcus Mosher of The 33rd Team seems to agree with those recent rumors. He has the Bears trading down before selecting him. Mosher talks about how he believes Murphy could be the best defensive player in the class. Wow.

Adonai Mitchell, WR | Texas

Another player out of Texas who was mocked to the Bears by one analyst is Adonai Mitchell. Tyler Forness of The Sporting News has the Chicago Bears trading down and selecting Mitchell. Wide receiver is definitely under consideration and Forness thinks Mitchell is a true X-receiver who can thrive with Keenan Allen and DJ Moore.

JC Latham, OT | Alabama

One surprising name on this list was JC Latham. Peter Schrager of NFL.com has the Chicago Bears trading all the way down to 15 and selecting offensive tackle JC Latham out of Alabama. Schrader talks about how the Bears pile up some draft capital but still come away with a player Schrager calls a stud offensive tackle. Schrager believes Latham can take over the left tackle spot opposite Darnell Wright.

Marvin Harrison, Jr., WR | Ohio State

Two analysts have the Chicago Bears trading up in the draft. Nick Wright has the Bears moving up from nine to five and drafting Marvin Harrison. Harrison is my top prospect in this draft class and if Poles somehow adds Caleb Williams and Harrison, I'd be floored.

Malik Nabers, WR | LSU

Nathan Jahnke of PFF was the other analyst having the Chicago Bears trade up, but he has them taking a different wide receiver — Malik Nabers. Jahnke talks about how Nabers would fit in nicely in Shane Waldron's offense.