Chicago Bears 2024 Mock Draft: Latest rumors and reports fuel two first-round trades

Two quarterback-hungry teams might greatly influence the draft for Ryan Poles

Chicago Bears, Ryan Poles, 2024 NFL Draft
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. . Dallas Turner. player. Dallas Turner. 1. 523. Dallas Turner. . EDGE

A few picks later at no. 13, the Bears stay in the trenches but go with a pass rusher in Alabama's Dallas Turner. This is a true Ryan Poles haul, thus far. No quarterback, no wide receiver; just two excellent football players who help build the trenches into what they should be.

The Bears already traded for Wilson out of Las Vegas, and of course have Montez Sweat coming off a big year. Turner gives them another franchise type pass rusher who will come in and create a three-headed monster up front.

Turner has two of the most desirable traits when it comes to being an NFL pass rusher: length and athleticism. He stands 6-foot-4, 242 pounds and is lightning-quick off the line of scrimmage. His post-snap processing speed goes hand-in-hand with his physical speed, too. He is quick to diagnose a run play and get to the ball carrier.

He has also done a nice job answering the critics who have called him too skinny. He might be fast and athletic, but he showed a lot more play strength over the second half of the season with Alabama. He is not just a speed rusher. He has a lot of moves that can make him one of the better edge defenders in football.