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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533. . player. Xavier Legette. Xavier Legette. 2. . WR. . Xavier Legette

With their first pick in the second round, thanks to the Commanders giving up no. 40, the Bears address the wide receiver position and go with Xavier Legette out of South Carolina.

The 6-foot-1, muscular Legette is your prototypical Gamecock wide receiver. In a history littered with bigger wideouts who possess contested catch ability and a strong frame, Legette fits right in. He isn't too far removed from one of the more recent guys to play in the NFL, and also in Chicago: Alshon Jeffrey.

Legette brings the size and outside presence while D.J. Moore does a lot of the smaller and intermediate things well. Moore is great working all over the field and gives the Bears a legitimate YAC monster. Legette, meanwhile, also has experience lining up everywhere but is best suited on the outside where he can win one-on-one battles regularly.

The Bears need a traditional, outside receiver like Legette who can adjust his body in the air, display immaculate control and go up to get those 50/50 balls. Their room has lacked the size and specific skill set brought by Legette, and now he allows this offense to open up more of their new playbook with his attributes.