The Chicago Bears cannot pass on this player with the ninth pick

Regardless of whether the Chicago Bears keep Justin Fields or draft a new Quarterback, there's one player in the draft that Ryan Poles should instantly select if he's still available when the Bears go back on the clock in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Georgia's Brock Bowers might be a Tight End on the depth chart, but he is far more than that.
Georgia's Brock Bowers might be a Tight End on the depth chart, but he is far more than that. / James Gilbert/GettyImages
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First downs and touchdowns are what a stud weapon like Brock Bowers, a man being called the next George Kittle, should be bringing to the offense off the bat. Last time I checked, that will contribute to wins.

Point blank, we still have not done enough to support our starting quarterback. Whether you believe in Justin Fields or whether you want to draft his replacement, that player will need more high-quality skilled players at their disposal.

That type of addition is very likely to be available to the Chicago Bears with their second first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Brock Bowers might not be the only blue chipper available, but he's the one I would ride with as the best choice given Marvin Harrison's unlikelihood to be available after Pick 5.

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We'll see what happens, but I know one thing for sure. I'd say that my bear goggles are firmly on and going nowhere anytime soon.