Bears 2024 NFL Mock Draft: The New Year brings hope with a bang

Ryan Pace goes nuclear with trades in this edition.

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. Tyler Nubin. Tyler Nubin. Tyler Nubin. . 2. 487. . S. player

With their first of two second-round picks now, thanks to Poles' trading prowess, the Bears go after an Eddie Jackson replacement. Jaquan Brisker welcomes in another fellow second-round Big Ten safety prospect in Minnesota's Tyler Nubin.

Jackson, of course, will be released as the Bears can save nearly $13 million in making that move. It's a highly necessary move that should happen quickly after the new league year begins, especially since Jackson's play has been on the downturn since he signed that massive extension a few years back.

Nubin, now, comes in and rounds out a young, talented Bears secondary that could end up being one of the very best units in all of football. Nubin is a versatile safety who can play either position and, like Brisker, brings the thunder with how he attacks ball carriers.

The St. Charles, IL native brings a 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame to his starting position on this Bears defense. He has tremendous length that goes well with his top-tier ball skills. He excels in zone and is also a willing run defender as well.

Nubin gives the Bears a long-term answer at safety and allows them to move on from an underwhelming Jackson. This is a no-brainer. Assuming Jaylon Johnson is brought back, the Bears now have one of the best secondaries in the entire league, adding in Kyler Gordon and Tyriqe Stevenson as well.