How the Chicago Bears 2024 NFL Draft could look without Eddie Jackson

After cryptic tweets from Eddie Jackson, it appears the Chicago Bears are going to release him prior to the season. How does that impact the 2024 NFL Draft?

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Considering the talent in this class at the wide receiver position, there will be some really talented receivers who drop because of that. Javon Baker could be a victim of that, and the Chicago Bears should strike if so.

Baker has a catch radius that doesn't seem to have an end. When catching footballs is a major job duty for wide receivers, that's an eye-opener. Javon Baker is going to be a true steal for one lucky team in the NFL draft. Since Ryan Poles is probably reading this, "Hey Ryan! Go ahead and draft Javon Baker out of UCF. You'll be happy you did." Alright, that should do the trick.


Outside of D.J. Moore — and Malik Nabers from earlier in this draft — the Bears have a true need for receivers. Darnell Mooney hits free agency this season, so he could be suiting up for a different team at the start of this upcoming season.

The Chicago Bears will also likely attract wide receivers in free agency, which should help. Michael Pittman Jr. and/or Calvin Ridley would be incredible additions in free agency, but you can't have too many receivers.