5 first round targets not named Caleb Williams the Bears should target

Let's talk about what could be, for a moment.

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As it stands, the Chicago Bears have both the no. 1 and no. 5 selections in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The possibilities are endless. Do they trade the no. 1 selection? Maybe. Do they keep it and draft the best player in the class? Maybe.

Some would argue that the no. 1 player in this class, though, is USC quarterback Caleb Williams (I would not, but we'll get to that later on). If the Bears opted not to go with Williams with their two top picks, who do they select?

Let's look at the five best options.

1. Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Right now, the Bears have Darnell Wright locked and loaded at right tackle. But, Braxton Jones remains a question mark at left tackle. He's had some very bright moments early on in his career, but he's also been victim of penalties and some bad reps.

Some of that is a product of being young, but the Bears could opt to go with a sure-fire left tackle prospect in Olu Fashanu out of Penn State, pairing him with last year's first rounder in Wright. This would give the team a pair of top-end, young tackles to work with for years to come.

Fashanu is the clear no. 1 tackle in this draft class and is a lock to go in the top five, no question. You don't even need to say much about him. Just know that he is as good as advertised and well-worth a top-five selection. No one would bat an eye at this pick. In fact, it would be praised.