3 players Chicago Bears should trade for during the NFL Draft

How would we feel about any of these?
Washington Commanders, Jonathan Allen
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Leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we know one thing is for certain when it comes to the Chicago Bears.

They are drafting Caleb Williams to be their franchise quarterback.

Beyond that? We might not know exactly what's going to happen. That no. 9 pick could see the Bears go one of several different directions, including a trade back in order to recoup some capital.

The Bears only have four draft picks this year, at the moment, so a trade back would make sense. Now, what about trading future capital for players who might be on the move? Prior to the draft, the Bears might have some options. Let's look at a few guys Chicago could try and acquire by using 2025 and 2026 capital.

1. Jonathan Allen, DL, Washington Commanders

The Bears could still afford to add some talent up front on their defensive line, and for a while now, Washington Commanders defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has been a name to watch in trade discussions.

Back in December, Allen hit us with this quote:

"I've been dealing with this for seven years. I'm tired of trying to build character. My character is built well enough. I'm trying to win."

The Commanders are in no position to win right now, even though they could be looking at a new franchise quarterback in a matter of days. Allen is one of the best there is at his position, and the Bears should at least toss around the idea of acquiring him.

The 29-year-old's contract runs through the 2025 season, so the Bears would be getting more than a mere rental. For a team that needs help getting after the quarterback, that's exactly what Allen could provide from the interior.