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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3.75: Christian Haynes, OG | UConn

In their second of two third-round picks, the Chicago Bears beef up their offensive line with needed talent on the interior. JPJ will man the center position, and Teven Jenkins will be a guard, which leaves another guard spot open. Nate Davis could be a veteran presence, but as for starters, he shouldn't be seeing too many reps next season.

Haynes also has experience kicking inside to center, which should give the Bears even more conviction to draft him. Depth at the offensive line position is crucial, especially with Teven Jenkins.

Jenkins is an incredible interior lineman, however, he hasn't been able to stay healthy his entire career. That's not a knock on Teven Jenkins, but is is a part of his evaluation. Christian Haynes, if not a starter, would be an incredible option to develop into a true starter. The skills are there, they just need to be fine-tuned.

Haynes is also a bit undersized, but it's not overly noticeable in his tape. He's extremely strong, and that helps with his smaller build of 6-foot-2, 318 pounds.