Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Ryan Poles adds another first-rounder, builds up trenches

The Chicago Bears make multiple trades, adding a third first-round pick. Poles ends up with five picks in the top 100 and adds help in the trenches.

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In my last mock draft for the Chicago Bears, I purposely chose not to account for any trades involving Justin Fields. My reasoning was that I couldn't guarantee he was going to be traded, and more importantly, I couldn't guarantee I'd correctly predict the draft capital the Bears would receive in return. At the time of that mock draft, the Bears had five draft picks, but now they only have four. Why? Because that mock draft was before Ryan Poles sent a fourth-round pick to the Chargers for Keenan Allen.

Adding Allen to the roster helps shore up a wide receiver room that looked relatively bleak behind DJ Moore. This gives the Bears more flexibility with the ninth pick in the draft. I know everyone wants to see one of Malik Nabers, Rome Odunze or Marvin Harrison, Jr. fall to nine, but even if one or more of them falls, it might not be the best option for Chicago with only four picks in the draft. That said, I would be ecstatic if Ryan Poles lucked into any of the three.

Before we get into this mock draft, I will note that none of the top three wide receiver prospects fell to nine and I chose to move down in the first round to try and acquire more draft capital. I passed up on Brock Bowers at nine and I also skipped on taking any of the EDGE rushers at nine. My thought and hope was if I moved down I could still land a top defensive end. I couldn't find a trade partner in the teens though and my only opportunity to move down eliminated a chance at one of the top three defensive end prospects.

Let's take a look at how things shook out.