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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487. . player. Tyler Nubin. . Tyler Nubin. . S. Tyler Nubin. 2

One spot the Bears need to figure out this offseason is the one currently occupied by Eddie Jackson. This secondary is one of the best, young groups in all of football. If Chicago can re-sign Jaylon Johnson, then the only position they need to account for is the one that will ultimately be vacated by Jackson.

The Bears are going to cut Jackson. It's a foregone conclusion at this point. Now, whether they cut him and decide to bring him back on a cheaper deal remains to be seen. Jackson's play has dipped over the years and the team should cut their losses. Hopefully, they are able to move on from him completely and bring in a younger safety to take his place.

That's where Minnesota's Tyler Nubin comes in. As maybe the most well-rounded safety in this draft class, Nubin would fit perfectly. He forms a safety tandem with another guy who is similar in talent, Jaquan Brisker, and also plays with an aggressive mentality. Nubin is 6-foot-2 and plays physical football. He doesn't shy away from contact and is a willing helper in the run game.

His length, though, shows up in coverage, too. He's a great example of a safety the Bears could place at either spot, allowing them to make sure both he and Brisker are comfortable.

Above all else, Nubin is a leader. He plays with a competitive edge that Brisker possesses, too. Between the two of them, Chicago could have one of the more fun, dynamic safety duos in the league.