3 Offensive college prospects Chicago Bears fans should be watching
The Chicago Bears made a lot of moves this offseason and it's never too early to take a look at next offseason. The Bears' offense looks to be in a much better spot than last year with improvements to the offensive line, receiving corps., and running back room. With the focus of making Justin Fileds' life a whole lot easier. When it comes to the 2024 NFL Draft, the Bears have two first-round picks to play with. Here are three guys on the offense all Bears fans should know about heading into the draft for next year.
3 offensive draft prospects Chicago Bears fans must watch this year
1. Marvin Harrison, Jr., WR - Ohio St.
If Marvin Harrison, Jr. was draft eligible in 2023 he would have been a top-five pick. Scouts and coaches walked away from the Ohio State Pro Day not talking about C.J. Stroud, but they were instead talking about this young man.
Standing at 6'4", 205 pounds he is a monster in the making. In 2022, Harrison had 77 catches for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns. He averaged 16.8 yards per reception. Adding Harrison to the wideout room would be massive for Justin Fields. With both Chase Claypool's and Darnell Mooney's contracts ending at the end of this season, if the Chicago Bears aren't able to re-sign one or both, adding a talent like Harrison will be a must.
2. Joe Alt, OT - Notre Dame
Drafting Darnell Wright should shore up the right side of the line for the Chicago Bears. Last year's fifth-round pick, Braxton Jones will resume his starting role at left tackle. However, if he can't improve then the Bears are going to need to get a premium blindside blocker for Justin Fields. Joe Alt could very well be that guy.
The son of former All-Pro tackle John Alt looks to keep the family business going. Alt will likely be a top five if not a top three pick in the upcoming draft and if the Bears don't view Jones as the guy, landing Alt would be huge.
3. Caleb Williams, QB - USC
If Justin Fields doesn't improve this season then the Chicago Bears are going to need to look beyond him. Luckily in this draft, Caleb Williams is there and he looks to be the next coming of Patrick Mahomes.
Similar to Marvin Harrison, Jr., if Williams was in the 2023 draft he would have been the first-overall pick and it wouldn't have been close. The Heisman trophy winner is already slated to be the first-overall pick in 2024. If the Chicago Bears do decide to move on from Fields they have the picks to potentially make a move up.