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

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

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The Bears currently do not have a second-round pick. That changes on Day 2, as the Minnesota Vikings have already watched Kirk Cousins sign with the Atlanta Falcons and additionally missed out on Russell Wilson. But, to land Justin Fields in a trade, they'll have to give up a bit more than any other team due to being a division rival.

Fields trade

The Bears swap Fields for the Vikings' second-round pick this year, a fifth rounder this year and another fifth in 2025.

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With the second rounder acquired from dealing Fields, the Bears get Caleb Williams another weapon to pair with D.J. Moore. Michigan's Roman Wilson was a Senior Bowl standout and has seen his draft stock rise steadily over the last couple of months. He brings a true outside presence to the wide receiver room with an ability to go up and make contested catches with the best of them.

Wilson ran an impressive 4.39 at the Combine and brings excellent speed to the position, which is something Matt Eberflus loves. Between he and Moore, the Bears will have a pair of explosive wideouts who can beat defensive backs in a hurry.

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In the third round, the Bears give Braxton Jones some competition on the left side after they draft Houston's Patrick Paul. The 6-foot-7 offensive tackle brings quick feet and active hands to the position, which again will speak to a couple of traits that Poles loves in an offensive lineman.

If Paul can add a bit more functional strength to his lower half, he'll have a great shot at winnng the starting left tackle job. He's phenomenal in pass protection but could use a bit more "oomph" in the run game.