Best offensive line options for the Bears in 2024 NFL Draft

If Chicago wants to attack the OL, these are their most realistic targets
Chicago Bears, Olu Fashanu
Chicago Bears, Olu Fashanu / Justin Casterline/GettyImages
2 of 3

Later first round candidates via trade-back scenario

Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

If the Bears traded back a few picks and into the teens, then Oregon State offensive tackle Taliese Fuaga would be a phenomenal pick. He's a Day 1 starter and, like Alt or Fashanu, would relegate Braxton Jones to a reserve role. The 6-foot-6 Fuaga has been a popular pick in mocks to go protect Aaron Rodgers in New York.

JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Also a target in the teens could be Alabama tackle JC Latham. Should the Bears make a trade back with a team like the Denver Broncos or Las Vegas Raiders at 12 or 13, respectively, Latham is another one who would step into the starting role right away. Latham is even bigger than the previously-mentioned guys at 342 pounds, blocks like an interior lineman but also functions as a tackle. He's a tank.

Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

If the Bears moved to the late teens or early 20's, then they could grab the draft's best center in Jackson Powers-Johnson. Sure, they now have Ryan Bates and Coleman Shelton, but Powers-Johnson is in another galaxy in terms of talent. Not to mention, he could give them long-term stability.

Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Finally, a tackle prospect the Bears could get in the 20's, Amarius Mims looks like a guy you would've built in a lab. Standing 6-foot-8, 340 pounds, Mims carries his weight like a linebacker. He looks like a man amongst boys when walking around other guys at his position, and he's almost a sure-fire bet to go in the first round.