Chicago Bears pull off franchise-altering deal in this 2024 Mock Draft

The Bears make their decision on Justin Fields.

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. . Devin Neal. 4. RB. Devin Neal. player. Devin Neal. . 462

The running back position could be in flux this next year, with D'Onta Foreman becoming a free agent and Khalil Herbert entering the final year of his contract. Herbert hasn't looked great since coming back from his injury, and Roschon Johnson looks like the guy going forward. But, the Bears will need to be smart and continue adding young talent at the position in case of Herbert permanently taking a step backward.

For the second-straight year, the Bears take a running back in the fourth round, going with Kansas' Devin Neal. At 5-foot-11, Neal is a back that can do it all. He is a natural pass catcher and also a solid pass protector, being able to give the Bears a strong option on third down.

Neal possesses incredible vision and patience. He is the type of back to wait for his lane to develop, and once he sees it, he hits it. His patience and vision might be his best overall traits, because those are hard to teach.

This past season, Neal ran for 1,209 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging a healthy 6.6 yards per tote. Between he and Johnson, the Bears would have a dynamic, one-two punch that is capable of doing anything asked of them in the back field.