After beating the Carolina Panthers last week, the Bears officially have the no. 1 pick in hand thanks to the trade which landed them Bryce Young. Additionally, the Bears own the no. 5 pick which is their own.
Since we're over halfway through the season, it's time to start thinking about what these picks could turn into. It's quite an exciting endeavor, too, so let's break it down. Here are five possible combinations of prospects the Bears could target with these picks.
Draft Combination No. 1: QB Caleb Williams and OT Olumuyiwa Fashanu
We can dive a bit more into this as we go along, but there is of course a chance that the Bears move on from Justin Fields if they own the no. 1 pick. It would be sad, but it makes sense. Ryan Poles would buy time and reset the rookie quarterback contract with Williams, and also net some serious draft capital by moving Fields.
Williams has endured his share of questions and struggles this season, but at the end of the day, he is still QB1 in this draft and has everything you want in a franchise quarterback. We'll circle back around to Williams a little later on, but along with the USC passer, the Bears could pair him with Penn State tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu.
As the best offensive tackle in the draft, it would be extremely hard to pass on Fashanu if he was there. The Bears are good with keeping Darnell Wright at right tackle, obviously, but is Braxton Jones really a long-term fix on the left side? As a rookie, Jones was much better than anyone could have anticipated. But, the opportunity for a significant upgrade is difficult to pass up.