Marvin Harrison Jr Pre Draft visit has interesting implication for Chicago Bears draft

Caleb Williams and Marvin Harrison Jr on the same offense? The Chicago Bears might be dreaming.
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Monday is a busy day for the Chicago Bears as the team has multiple Pre-Draft visits scheduled and each could be an option for the team with the ninth overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The first visit on Monday was with Laiatu Latu.

The UCLA defensive end is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL Draft and Matt Eberflus does have an interest in the Bears adding another pass rusher to go along with veteran Montez Sweat.

The belief is that, if the Bears do indeed keep the ninth pick, the team will be selecting from either a defensive end, offensive lineman, or wide receiver. Rome Odunze has been the wide receiver that many have circled for the Bears with their second choice in the first round but the fact remains that Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr remains the best wide receiver in the draft class.

After skipping workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine and Ohio State's Pro Day, Harrison has drawn some criticism, though, in the year 2024, it's refreshing to see a player take control of the Pre-Draft process. Marvin Harrison Jr was the best player in college football last season and is the player with the most talent in this year's draft class.

The talk surrounding Harrison has suggested he could fall because of how he has handled the process but that likely won't be the case once teams complete their Pre-Draft visits with the Ohio State standout. The Bears will be among those teams.

A Pre-Draft visit with Marvin Harrison Jr suggest the Chicago Bears may be eyeing a trade up.

It remains highly unlikely that Harrison is going to be available when the Bears are on the clock with ninth overall pick, despite what recent speculation suggests. Perhaps, the Bears are just doing their due diligence given the speculation but the team may not rule out a trade up.

If the goal is to surround Caleb Williams with as much talent as possible and Harrison is on the board after the first four selections, an argument could be made that the Bears should move up using their 2025 first-round pick paired with the 9th overall pick in this year's draft. It would be a bold move but one that would be warranted if both Williams and Harrison reach their true potential.

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