Mock Draft: Bears trade Justin Fields, add explosive amount of offensive fire power

In this full mock draft, the Chicago Bears move on from Justin Fields but don't seem to take a step back as Ryan Poles adds plenty of new weapons in the 2024 NFL Draft for whoever they hire as the new offensive coordinator.

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In the final three rounds, Ryan Poles looks for additional depth at key positions. I wouldn't expect much from either of these three players to start the year, but they have the ability to carve out roles as the offseason and regular season progress.

Bears select offensive tackle Jonah Monheim out of USC in the fifth round

I'll admit that it was difficult not taking another offensive lineman earlier in the draft. Building through the trenches is important, but you aren't going to find elite OTs very often outside of the first and second rounds. I liked the versatitily of Jonah Monheim out of USC who has played both guard and tackle for the Trojans. I also think having Monheim on the roster along with teammate Caleb Williams could prove to be a smart decision. I'd expect Monheim to carve out the Larry Borom role.

Bears select WR Malik Washington out of Virginia in sixth round

The Bears need playmakers and Malik Washington could help in that department. It's hard to believe that a sixth-round WR could come in and make plays right away. However, the former Northwestern Wildcat who transferred to Virginia had a breakout year with the Cavaliers in 2023. He might be small in stature at 5'8", but Washington was a force in the slot, finishing with 1,400+ yards (led the ACC) and nine touchdowns. He isn't easy to bring down and could prove to be an explosive weapon with his ability to separate and operate all over the field.

What I love most about his film is that you can tell he believes he is a playmaker and wants the ball in his hands.


Bears select CB Fentrell Cypress II out of Florida State in seventh round

Finally, with the final pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears turn to cornerback Fentrell Cypress, II. Cypress played two years at Virginia before transferring to Florida State in 2023. Although Cypress only had one interception in his three-year college career, he led the ACC in pass defensed last season (14) and added another eight this season. He brings serious speed to the field and could even play a part on special teams as a returner.