Latest 2024 NFL Draft rumor suggest Chicago Bears will trade back

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Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles has not been shy to move down during his first two NFL Drafts in charge of the Bears' front office and that is leading the speculation of what the Bears will do with the ninth overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft.

By now, it's no secret that the Bears will not be trading the first overall selection for the second consecutive year. Caleb Williams is going to be the first pick in the draft and that selection is going to be made by the Bears.

For the Bears, the first big decision of the draft will revolve around the ninth overall selection. While the indication from the Bears is that the team will be keeping the pick, the sense around the league is that Chicago is one of two teams that may be willing to trade out of the top 10.

"What NFL teams think other NFL teams will do in the draft should not be interpreted as gospel, but when I ask team personnel about intriguing opponents picking in the top 10, two that come up often are the Chicago Bears and New York Jets. Why? The potential of a trade down. Chicago has just four picks right now, fewest in the NFL"

Field Yates, ESPN

The more that the Bears talk about the options they may have available with the ninth overall selection, the more it sounds like the team is looking forward to the idea of adding a second blue-chip player to their roster with the pick. If there is a scenario where one of Rome Odunze, Malik Nabers, Marvin Harrison Jr, or Joe Alt isn't available, then, yes, a trade-down with a team like the Buffalo Bills will be on the table. However, a trade-down should not be viewed as a likelihood for the Bears.

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