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

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With their second pick in the third round, the Bears once more go on the interior of their defensive line. This is going to be a highly-competitive area throughout training camp which will lead to the Bears turning one of their weaknesses into a big-time strength. This defensive line is going to be deep.

Michigan's Kris Jenkins comes in as a guy who will likely end up raising some eyebrows come time for his NFL Combine. At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, Jenkins is a big boy but will test at the top of his position across the board. He combines strength and speed in a way not many other interior linemen can do in this class.

Jenkins is a natural run defender and is almost impossible to run on successfully. He also adds some pass rush prowess from the inside. This guy will make an impact immediately, as part of a very young interior line in Chicago.