5 first-rounders Bears should consider who won't replace Justin Fields

If the Bears hold Justin Fields going into 2024, their first round options could really bolster some key positions.

Chicago Bears, Malik Nabers
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4. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

If the Bears don't take Harrison with their first pick, they wouldn't find a much better option at wide receiver than LSU stud Malik Nabers just a few selections later. In a long line of productive LSU wide receivers that go on to have themselves a great NFL career, Nabers is next up.

The second-best wide receiver in this class stands six feet tall and offers a lot to like. He is lethal when it comes to making 50-50 grabs, having some of the best leaping skills in the draft. Nabers is an athletic freak, but that doesn't just come into play with his vertical. He has the speed to bust out long runs after the catch. He is one of those guys you want to get the ball to quickly at times, because he can turn it into a big play in a hurry.

Should the Bears bring back Darnell Mooney, Nabers gives them a versatile trio of wideouts. He can play in the slot or on the outside, as can Mooney and Moore. Whomever the offensive coordinator is in 2024 could have a lot of fun with those three.

So far in 2023, Nabers is having an outstanding season. He has caught 72 passes for 1,284 yards and 10 scores.