A Chicago Bears Mock draft with lots of trades in the 2024 NFL draft

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The Bears trade to set the draft in motion

Before we discuss the second-round pick that I acquired, we need to discuss the trade and why it makes the most sense. Ryan Poles likely won't be as crazy as I was during my first mock draft when I had them select JPJ with the ninth overall selection. I do believe that Poles could stick and pick with the ninth overall selection for what he would call a "blue player." For me, there are only two blue players available and maybe a third. Joe Alt, Marvin Harrison Jr., and Brock Bowers. 

I don't hate Rome Odunze. I think he will become a very good player, potentially at the NFL level. Odunze reminds me of Brandon Marshall mixed with Alshon Jeffery. That would be outstanding to have, but I see it more as a luxury item, much like Malik Nabers and Brock Bowers. Again, I was with you not long ago about grabbing those players if they fell to the Bears at nine. Now, not so much. I ask you this? Is Jordan Love good? It's kind of a loaded question. Is Justin Herbert good? How about DJ Moore, Keenan Allen, and Cole Kmet? Are they good?

If the answer is no to any of those, then stick and pick and draft one of those weapons. Caleb Williams is going to need all the firepower in the world. Jordan Love passed for 4100 yards and 32 touchdowns, with Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs as his leading receivers. Get out of here. If Williams is good, he will make it happen without the overkill of weapons. Ok, to the trade.

Bears Received: R1:19 (Jackson Powers-Johnson) R2:52 and R3:99

Rams Received: R1:9 (JJ McCarthy)

Don't yell at me. That is who the Las Angeles Rams wanted to move up and draft. I thought it was going to be Dallas Turner, but some of these good teams like drafting a quarterback when they have a Hall of Fame talent entering his twilight years. It must be nice. Stupid Packers. On to the second round.