Chicago Bears endure the worst-case scenario in this 7-round 2024 mock draft

What happens if things don't go according to plan?
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Bralen Trice. Bralen Trice. . player. EDGE. 3. 521. Bralen Trice. .

In the third round, the Bears finally address the pass rush. This is an area fans likely would have appreciated being addressed in Round 1, but the Bears didn't do that. So, they take the best available pass rusher on the board, who happened to be the best player available at pick no. 75 in Washington's Bralen Trice.

At 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, Trice has decent size for the position and is more of your prototypical defensive end with his hand in the dirt. His sack production wasn't quite as high as some might like to see it while in college, but don't let that take away from how often he disrupts plays.

Over anything else, Trice is consistent in disruptions and plays with a high motor. Trice has an ability to win by getting lower than his man and has a tendency to collapse pockets with ease. So, even though he might not pad the sack numbers, he influences plays in a big way, and that's something the Bears need next to Montez Sweat. Trice is good enough, as a third-round pick, to where he could come in and start right away.