5 things Chicago Bears need to increase top picks value

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It is not a surprise to Chicago Bears fans, but reports this week are that the team plans to stick with Justin Fields and shop the number one overall pick. Many think that there are enough suitors for the team to get a solid return, the question is what would that return be?

There are a few things that could happen over the next coming days and weeks that will impact the top pick. What needs to go the Chicago Bears' way?

5. One quarterback needs to set themselves apart

The NFL combine is huge for breaking up tiers. Scouts have grades on players and a lot of players can be clumped together in similar tiers. Small things such as athletic testing, interviews, and medicals can help teams break these tiers apart.

Most people see the quarterback class as having four top players in a tier. You may hear arguments for Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, and Anthony Richardson as the top of the group. The Chicago Bears would love to see one of these names stand out in all areas and separate themselves from the pack.

Whether it be the interviews, throwing, or testing, whatever it may be, the strong one of these players performs, the more the pick rises. It is one thing when there are four options and they are all close. Sure, you want you preference, but if you do miss out, you still have a fallback you like. If one of these guys is looked at as the cannot miss, top prospect and teams will not sleep well if they pass on him, then you are looking at a much stronger package coming back.

The Chicago Bears like that teams have plenty of choices to find their guy, but over the next week or so, they also need teams to narrow in specifically on their guy.