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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The Bears currently don't own any picks beyond the fifth round, but don't count out another trade back from Poles. Here, we see the Jaguars wanting to move up a couple of spots and the Bears take full advantage, netting a sixth rounder as well.

Jaguars trade

With their selection at no. 114, the Bears head back to the defensive line and grab a guy who had a strong Senior Bowl showing in Ohio State's Michael Hall Jr.

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While a lot of attention was on Jackson Powers-Johnson at center, there were plenty of reps that saw Hall go toe-to-toe with the All-American. Hall improved his draft stock greatly over the Senior Bowl and definitely cemented himself as an early Day 3 pick, if not late Day 2.

Hall's biggest knock is his lack of size, standing 6-foot-2, 280 pounds. But, he balances his frame well. He has a strong upper body and is quick off the line, which we saw going against Powers-Johnson in a few specific reps. Hall comes in and gives the Bears another interior lineman for their rotation, to go with Andrew Billings, Gervon Dexter and Zacch Pickens (the future of Justin Jones is still up in the air).

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Chicago will probably add to their running back room, even though Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson are firmly capable of handling the load. USC's MarShawn Lloyd was another guy who stood out at the Senior Bowl and showcased his play style in a big way.

Lloyd is a bit smaller at 5-foot-9, but he's powerful. He packs a punch. Lloyd runs well in between the tackles and can be a solid short yardage back, and has also shown an ability to catch the ball when called upon. Last season with the Trojans, Lloyd averaged over 7.0 yards per carry while rushing for 820 yards and nine scores.