Chicago Bears 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: Recent trade sets up major ripple effects

A recent, minor trade could have enormous implications for Chicago.

Chicago Bears, Ryan Poles
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Because the Bears do not have any Day 3 picks, this is now where they begin adding additional capital.

Raiders trade

Chicago trades back from the no. 9 spot and moves four spots with the Las Vegas Raiders, who presumably come up to draft the next-best quarterback prospect here. In the process, Chicago adds a third rounder and seventh rounder this year.

Dallas Turner. Dallas Turner. EDGE. player. . . . 1. 523. Dallas Turner

At no. 13 overall, the Bears go with Alabama pass rusher Dallas Turner, who many believe to be this year's top edge rusher. Turner comes in and starts immediately opposite Montez Sweat, making this position a whole lot stronger. Just a year ago, the Bears were lacking any semblance of a true, no. 1 pass rusher.

Now, they have an opportunity to boast a pair of them in Turner and Sweat. If Poles is looking for athleticism and physical gifting, Turner is his guy. He's a 6-foot-4 pass rusher with an athletic frame who explodes off the line of scrimmage. While Sweat is a strong, versatile pass rusher with a multitude of moves, Turner is going to be the lightning bolt on the other side.

Now, the Bears have two quality starters at the defensive end position and can move forward while adding depth at other positions of need.