Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: Ryan Poles finds shocking value early on

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In Round 2, the Bears decide to trade back not once, but twice.

Saints trade

First, Ryan Poles is able to net a second rounder in 2025 and two additional fifth-round picks this year by moving back five spots.

Eagles trade

Secondly, the Bears move back another eight picks and get an additional second rounder this year by way of Philadelphia. With that second-round pick, they find a heck of a value in Jared Verse, the edge rusher out of Florida State, who could have easily gone in the top 15.

Jared Verse. Jared Verse. 1. . player. . Jared Verse. 435. . EDGE

Verse will slot in as the other starter opposite Montez Sweat, giving the Bears a strong starting duo. Verse stands 6-foot-4, weighing 254lbs and ripped off a 4.58 in his 40-yard dash at the Combine. This guy is an athlete.

Verse might be the most well-rounded pass rusher in his class, with a variety of moves, athleticism and strength all mixed together. He's as smart as they come, too, being able to unwrap a play mentally before it even happens. He finds himself the easiest path to the quarterback on a regular basis and makes it look easy.

We're talking about an NFL-ready pass rusher; someone who will be a difference-maker right away. Verse and Sweat finally give the Bears a solidified duo up front, and there's no looking back now.