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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3. Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

The Bears made one heck of a move by acquiring Montez Sweat at the trade deadline this year. You want to talk about one player making a world of difference? That's exactly what Sweat has done for this defense. Since acquiring him, the Bears have played with a different intensity up front. That defensive line is pressuring the quarterback exponentially more than they were pre-Sweat.

Now, add in arguably the best edge rusher in next year's class by drafting UCLA's Laiatu Latu, and you've got the makings of another top defense in Chicago, finally.

Latu plays with a ferocity that is rarely matched. He has everything you want in a no. 1 pass rusher. His hands are quick and strong, possessing a variety of moves he can beat tackles with. He is fast off the line of scrimmage with a powerful base. If an offensive tackle is even a millisecond late on his get-off, it's already too late. Latu is gone and likely on his way to sacking the quarterback.

Pairing Latu with Sweat could turn this Bears defense into one of the top units in football in a hurry. The guy plays with a motor that's unmatched and has a ton of moves at his disposal.