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.

Chicago Bears, Rome Odunze
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Bears, Rome Odunze
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The Bears give Caleb Williams another weapon to pair with DJ Moore

DJ Moore is a legit WR1 in the NFL. He had a career year with Justin Fields and he has been outspoken about his support for his current quarterback. That said, he knows this is a business and he seems to want to be in Chicago for the rest of his career no matter who is throwing him the ball.

Heading into this season, most of us (me included) thought one of Chase Claypool or Darnell Mooney would show enough to earn a contract extension and supplant themselves as the WR2 in this offense. Neither of them did such a thing. Claypool's football career looks to be basically over and Mooney looks as though he will never be anything more than a WR3/4 on a roster. I don't see either of them in a Chicago Bears uniform ever again.

As soon as Ryan Poles traded Fields and drafted Caleb Williams, Marvin Harrison, Jr. joining this roster became nearly impossible. Good thing that there are other receivers worthy of a top-10 pick in this draft. Malik Nabers is my number two prospect, but he went before the Bears were back on the clock at No. 8 thanks to the Falcons trading for Justin Fields. This left Rome Odunze out of Washington for Ryan Poles. Luckily for the Bears, Odunze is probably a better fit opposite of Moore than Nabers.

Odunze brings length and size to the position at 6'3" and 215 pounds. He can high-point the ball well and is one of the better contested-catch receivers in the draft class. What I like about Odunze more than Nabers is he has shown more consistency over the last two years. Both receivers gained over 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons, but Nabers only scored three touchdowns in 2022 (14 in 2023), whereas Odunze had seven touchdowns in 2022 and 13 this past season.

A combination of Caleb Williams, DJ Moore, Rome Odunze, and Cole Kmet would make the Bears' offense more explosive than we have seen since the days of Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Poles isn't even done yet.