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

With their second of now three fourth-round picks, the Bears go after the best player available and it so happened to be Kansas running back Devin Neal. Next season, the running back position will be manned by Roschon Johnson and, potentially, Khalil Herbert in the final year of his contract.

But, veterans D'Onta Foreman and Travis Homer will likely be gone, with Foreman's contract up and the Bears possibly terminating the contract of Homer.

That leaves room for another back to come in and give the Bears a three-headed monster, just as they've operated with this season. Neal stands 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, giving you the prototypical running back size. He has quick feet and great route-running ability, making him a natural pass catching option. He's also experienced lining up in the slot at times, which gives the Bears another versatile option to add to the playbook.

This past season, Neal ran for 1,280 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging a healthy 6.3 yards per carry.

The Bears now have three running backs who can catch passes, which will make it difficult on opposing teams to know which guy is going to play on which series, or even on which down on a series-to-series basis. Chicago's running back room is deep, as per usual.