Bears Mock Draft: Chicago builds trenches around Montez Sweat

The Bears finally have a premier pass rusher, so it's time to build the right way.

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. Donovan Edwards. Pick No. 132. Donovan Edwards. Donovan Edwards. player. 485. . RB. 4

Later on in the fourth round, the Bears take a running back here for the second draft in a row. Khalil Herbert will be on his last year, while D'Onta Foreman is a free agent and Roschon Johnson will be the only young back on the roster after 2024. That's why adding talent here makes sense. You can never have enough talent, nor enough running backs in the pipeline in case of injury.

This is a case of going best player available, too, and Edwards is hard to pass on. Between he and Johnson, the Bears could have a couple of big, physical runners who can also excel in the passing game. They have a unique skillset, as the bigger backs aren't usually known for their pass-catching prowess.

5. . . QB. Pick No. 141. player. Tyler Van Dyke. Tyler Van Dyke. Tyler Van Dyke. 834

With their final pick in the draft coming in Round 5, the Bears add to their quarterback room. Yes, the Tyson Bagent story is a fun one, but is he truly going to be cut out for the NFL? We don't know that just yet.

Like the previous pick, too, this is going best player available.

Tyler Van Dyke is 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and has a strong arm to go with his prototypical build. His smooth release is a pretty one to watch and he has the ability to make different throws at different angles, which we know comes into play for some of the best quarterbacks in the game today.

Van Dyke may not be starting-quality, but he has some developmental traits to like and would, at the very least, compliment the team as a solid backup candidate.