Is this the perfect outcome for the Chicago Bears in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Chicago Bears, Emeka Egbuka
Chicago Bears, Emeka Egbuka / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages
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Chicago Bears, Dallas Turner
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The Bears land Dallas Turner and Emeka Egbuka in this 2024 mock draft

With the 10th overall pick, ESPN is projecting the Chicago Bears land EDGE rusher Dallas Turner. This pick was the Panthers' pick and we all know that the Bears' defensive line needs some young talent on the edge. Selecting one with their first pick makes too much sense. Last season, Turner finished the year with five sacks and 35 pressures. Jordan Reid of ESPN had this to say about the selection.

"Even after rookie safety, Jaquan Brisker led the team in sacks (four) and the team produced a league-low in sacks (20) in 2022, the Bears have made little improvement to their pass rush. Turner is raw and hasn’t quite figured out how to consistently string pass-rush moves together, but at 6-4, 240 pounds, he has impressive physical traits and upside. "

Jordan Reid, ESPN

With the 11th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, ESPN is predicting that the Chicago Bears look at adding a wide receiver. They were not able to land Marvin Harrison, Jr. as I was hoping, but they do land another great talent coming out of Ohio State — Emeka Egbuka. Egbuka isn't as talented as Harrison, but he is likely the second-best receiver in the draft. Pairing him with D.J. Moore should secure that position for the future for quite some time. Reid said this about the pick.

"Another first-round receiver from Ohio State? Harrison receives most of the attention, but Egbuka looked great during his first season as a starter in 2022 (74 catches, 1,151 yards, 10 scores). He is a crafty and detailed route runner with a great feel for attacking creases against zone looks and the body control and instincts to create separation against man coverage."

Jordan Reid, ESPN

Landing a playmaker like Egbuka would be a fantastic way to keep building this offense. I expect Justin Fields to improve this season and if both Chase Claypool and Darnell Mooney are not retained, the Chicago Bears will need help at wide receiver once again. Egbuka would be an upgrade.


With a draft like this, the Chicago Bears should be extremely competitive in 2024 and beyond.