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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Javon Baker. . WR. Javon Baker. 4. . . Javon Baker. player. 455

This is a pick fans would be excited about. Adding to the receiving room again, the Bears go with UCF standout Javon Baker. In Baker, the Bears are getting a quick-twitch athlete who runs extraordinary routes and knows how to get open. His body control, from head to toe, is outstanding. That might be his best overall trait. He knows how to maneuver his body, in any situation, to put himself in the best position to succeed.

Whether it's in his route running or going up for a contested catch, Baker is always in control. He's one of those sneaky picks that might end up making a bigger impact than anyone could have anticipated. In terms of being NFL-ready, he has the desirable traits that make a great wide receiver: instincts and body control.

With Moore, Legette and Baker, the Bears have now totally revamped their wide receiver room. Second-year pro Tyler Scott has to take a step forward if he is going to merit added playing time. Velus Jones Jr. may or may not be on this roster in a few months. Equanimeous St. Brown will likely not return.

And, then, there's Darnell Mooney. Who knows what happens with him. All we do know, though, is that the Bears will look mighty different at wide receiver. They've gotten younger and more diverse in their top three skill sets, with a pair of rookies coming in to make an immediate impact alongside Moore.