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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4. . TE. Cade Stover. Cade Stover. player. . . 490. Cade Stover

The worst-case scenario has officially come to fruition for Chicago, as they are unable to trade back and acquire any additional draft capital. Not only that, but the best player available at pick no. 122 happened to be Ohio State tight end Cade Stover.

And, for the sake of taking the best player available, that's the route the Bears go, here. Chicago doesn't necessarily need another tight end at the moment, with Cole Kmet locked down under contract for the next few years and Gerald Everett recently signing.

But, Stover gives them the ultimate depth at the position, and that's not necessarily a horrible thing. Standing 6-foot-4 and being your prototypical receiving tight end without any spectacular athletic traits, Stover is a guy who will simply do his job. He runs solid routes and possesses a good pair of hands. He's not going to blow you away in any specific area, but he'll be a valuable pass-catcher in key situations.

The real bummer here is the fact that the Bears don't address offensive line whatsoever. Because of that, they better hope a guy like Braxton Jones is cut out to be the guy on the left side. Additionally, the interior of their line should hopefully be set for this year, at the very least.

Stover, meanwhile, should allow the Bears to not have to worry about tight end for years to come, play