Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Ryan Poles makes an unprecedented trade, revamps offense

The Chicago Bears need to revamp the offense and Ryan Poles does just that in this 2024 NFL mock draft. However, he does it in a way that many fans would never expect.

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3.75: Brenden Rice, WR - USC

Marvin Harrison, Jr. isn't the only son of a Hall of Fame wide receiver. Brenden Rice might not be viewed as highly as Harrison, but he should be touted more this offseason. Actually, scratch that. I hope he continues to remain where he is on the pecking order. This way the Chicago Bears can draft him in the third round.

Adding Brenden Rice to DJ Moore and Troy Franklin should instantly turn the WR room around in Chicago. I thought the group of Moore, Darnell Mooney, and Chase Claypool could amount to something, but Mooney did not look like himself this season. Franklin will easily replace Mooney (and then some) while Rice can fill the void Shane Waldron will want to fill within this group.

Waldron likes exploiting mismatches and the one thing this WR group is missing is size. Brenden Rice can bring that size. He is 6'3" and 205 pounds. He isn't the fastest receiver, but he has solid burst off the line of scrimmage and you can tell he's been taught by one of the best route-runners to ever wear an NFL uniform. He uses his football intelligence to trick defenders into thinking he's going one way when he's really going another direction. He doesn't have the speed for elite separation (neither did his father), but he will be able to separate by using his body to put himself in the right position. Not to mention, he has elite hands.