3 things the Bears definitely won’t do in the 2024 NFL Draft

Whatever they do, it probably won't be one of these things...
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With just over a week to go before the 2024 NFL Draft, Chicago Bears fans are just ready to get this thing rolling already.

It's been a long time coming, and fans are excited to see the Bears hold so much power in this year's draft, possessing the no. 1 overall pick and another selection within the top 10.

Right now, we think we know the Bears' strategy when it comes to one of their picks, of course. But, as far as the draft as a whole, who knows just what Ryan Poles is thinking.

If we had to guess what Poles and the Bears aren't going to do, though, the following three assumptions are probably pretty fair.

No, the Bears aren't going to trade up from no. 9

First of all, as much fun as it is to think of the Bears trading up for someone like Marvin Harrison Jr. or Malik Nabers, it's just not happening.

Logically thinking about this doesn't take a lot of effort. The Bears enter the draft with only four selections. For them to trade up from the no. 9 pick would mean sacrificing even more capital, whether it's this year or next.

Chances are, at no. 9, the Bears will be able to land one of: wide receiver Rome Odunze, offensive tackle Joe Alt, offensive tackle Olu Fashanu or pass rusher Dallas Turner with their pick at nine. In fact, I would guarantee the Bears have the chance to get two of those four at no. 9.

With the type of talent that's there at nine, the Bears shouldn't even consider trading up and sacrificing more capital. If anything, they might trade back a couple of spots if another team is desperate to come up and get their guy.