The dream NFL Draft scenario for the Chicago Bears if they keep Justin Fields

If the Chicago Bears keep Justin Fields this offseason, then this would be the dream scenario for Ryan Poles.

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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Bears, Brock Bowers
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Wait, Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears are not done.

You can choose the path here to finish out your "dream" scenario, but in this dream, Poles drafts Brock Bowers at nine. Bowers is easily the top TE option in this draft and would add another receiving threat for Justin Fields. Waldron likes to run two-TE sets (12 and 22). Having Cole Kmet and Bowers paired together would be a great 1-2 combination. The weapons catching the football would become DJ Moore, Marvin Harrison, Jr. Cole Kmet and Brock Bowers. Sign me up for that!

If you want Poles to go elsewhere, he could look to trade down once again. A possible trade is with the Broncos who could move up from 12 to 9. The Bears could take their 3rd-round pick (76) and a future fourth to make the deal happen. Again, more draft capital for Poles and the Bears. Trading down to 12 could still allow the Bears to land one of the top defensive ends. Jared Verse is the guy I'd look to add as I think he's the best fit overall and I love his motor — Poles and Matt Eberflus will too.

If the Chicago Bears stay put at 9, they could also look to select Jer'Zhan Newton out of Illinois. Newton would be the best 3-tech prospect on the roster. Pairing him with the likes of Gervon Dexter would be fantastic as I don't have faith in Zacch Pickens. Depending on if they stay or trade down could also allow them to look at offensive tackle. Braxton Jones is good, but I would love to upgrade the position. With Joe Alt and Olu Fashanu off the board, Poles could look at adding Taliese Fuaga or CJ Latham. The problem is they are better suited at RT than LT. Corner could also be an option (some very good ones in the mid-first range) should they not re-sign Jaylon Johnson.


With their second-round pick, Chicago can now take a new center to pair with a free agent veteran they also add to the roster. Ryan Poles is able to continue to build this team through the draft, while stock-piling more top-end draft capital. This is easily the best dream mock draft scenario for the Chicago Bears should they keep Justin Fields beyond the 2023 season.