Chicago Bears Land Caleb Williams in Post NFL Free Agency Mock Draft

A new era for the Chicago Bears

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player. dejean. CB. Iowa. 51. . Cooper DeJean. 19. . Cooper DeJean

The Los Angeles Rams have holes on defense, but adding Cooper DeJean to the backend would solve a lot of problems. Possessing an impressive blend of size, athleticism, and experience, DeJean has what it takes to stick in the NFL as an outside corner. Still, the Iowa product has versatility, and could effectively be utilized as a cornerback, a nickel, a safety, or a star/robber defender. DeJean could fill a similar role to Jalen Ramsey's from a few seasons ago and could be the face of the Rams' defense following the retirement of Aaron Donald.

LSU. player. 55. thomas. Brian Thomas Jr. 20. Brian Thomas Jr. WR. .

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been busy this offseason, especially in the quarterback market, where they acquired both Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. Wilson is slated to enter camp as the starter, but regardless of who plays more, the Steelers need more offensive weapons to work with. Enter Brian Thomas Jr, a freakishly athletic, 6'4" mountain of a receiver. Opposite George Pickens, Thomas could immediately become a starter in Pittsburgh's young offensive core and would be a welcomed addition by both quarterbacks looking for a second chance.

. . 21. Byron Murphy Jr. player. 59. murphy. DT. Texas. Byron Murphy Jr

After letting Wilkins walk in free agency, the Miami Dolphins turn around and immediately find a respectable replacement in Byron Murphy Jr. Murphy is on the smaller size for a defensive tackle, measuring in at just over six feet and weighing shy of 300 lbs, but the aggressive pass rusher could be an immediate addition to the Dolphins' front. With Bradley Chubb and Jalen Phillips on the outside, adding a disruptor up the middle would create a lot of problems for opposing offenses, and Miami finds a key player in Murphy that will help the squad play more complementary football in 2024 and beyond.

Jackson Powers-Johnson. . . Oregon. 54. Jackson Powers-Johnson. 22. player. johnson. C

The Philadelphia Eagles lost long-time center Jason Kelce this offseason to retirement, and while the team could look to replace him with backup Cam Jurgens, it makes sense here to pick up this class's premier center in Jackson Powers-Johnson. With prototypical size, strength, and processing ability, Powers-Johnson has everything it takes to step into a high-end offensive line and perform. With the Eagles, Powers-Johnson would be unleashed as a mauling run-blocker, but he still possesses shades of Kelce's athleticism that could potentially allow Philadelphia to continue with creative plays such as the "Tush Push" and zone plays where the center pulls.

Georgia. Amarius Mims. player. . RT. Amarius Mims. 23. mims. . 13

With their second first-round pick, the Chargers find another potential blue-chip offensive player in Amarius Mims, a big physical player that embodies Jim Harbaugh's play style. With Rashan Slater manning the left side of the line, the trenches aren't the top priority for LA's offense, but putting the 6'7" 340 lbs Georgia prospect in front of Justin Herbert cannot be a bad thing. The Chargers signed running back Gus Edwards in free agency, and the downhill back is going to bring a new level of physicality to the team's rushing attack that Mims would fit perfectly in.

LT. 123. Troy Fautanu. Washington. 24. . Troy Fautanu. player. fautanu.

The Dallas Cowboys lost one of the faces of their franchise in free agency with Tyron Smith signing with the Jets, but here the team immediately finds a high-end replacement in Troy Fautanu. Thanks to a dominant 2023 season, Fautanu helped lead his team to a College Football Playoff birth, and he is slated to be one of many Washington Huskies to land in the first round. For the Cowboys, adding Fautanu to immediately step into Smith's shoes is a tall order, but if anybody is capable of stepping up, it would be a player with the Washington product's physical, hard-nosed mindset.

player. RT. Oklahoma. Tyler Guyton. Tyler Guyton. guyton. . 25. . 49

The run of replacing veteran offensive tackles continues, with the Green Bay Packers selecting Tyler Guyton. The Oklahoma product may not be the team's long-term answer at left tackle now that David Bahktiari has been released, but Guyton could be a plug-and-play starter on the right side of the line. An All-Big 12 selection a year ago, Guyton has excellent size and athleticism for a tackle product, and will almost positively end up a first-round pick. The Packers have a fair amount of weapons for quarterback Jordan Love, so adding maulers and protectors up front should be the team's next step.