The most out-of-touch Chicago Bears first-round mock draft to date

This is one of the most out of touch first-round mock drafts I have seen this offseason. I'm all for unique mock drafts — offense only, defense only or others — but this one makes zero sense for the Chicago Bears.

Chicago Bears, Malik Nabers
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The Chicago Bears select Malik Nabors with the ninth-overall pick

Before we get to the Chicago Bears' second pick in the first round (9), let's have a quick rundown of who went 2 through 8. Caleb Williams went to the Commanders — Kliff Kingsbury is jumping for joy. Drake Maye wound up being selected third overall by the Patriots. Marvin Harrison, Jr. went fourth to the Cardinals, followed by Terrion Arnold, Rome Odunze, Olu Fashanu, and finally Jayden Daniels.

This left Malik Nabors for the taking and I will admit that Cynthia Felund made the right choice here with the ninth pick in the draft. Malik Nabors is the second-best wide receiver prospect in the draft. I'm not a fan of him paired with DJ Moore since I find their game to be similar, but I'd still take him if available.

Having two DJ Moore-type wide receivers wouldn't be awful. When throwing his way, Justin Fields was elite. It was when he didn't throw to Moore that he struggled. Nabors has great explosiveness off the ball and adds another receiver who can bring yards-after-the-catch (YAC) to the offense. He has a full route tree and is physical. The only downside to his game is his size doesn't equate to the likes of Marvin Harrison and Rome Odunze. However, Ryan Poles can double-dip with a wide receiver like Brendan Rice, Adonai Mitchell, Johnny Wilson, Jordan Johnson, Isaiah Neyor or De'Corian Clark

Although I like the Malik Nabors pick, I still find this 2024 NFL mock draft to be one of the worst mocks I have seen — especially for the Chicago Bears — all offseason. Guess what, there will be worse I am sure. Who knows, maybe my future mock drafts will be even worse. All I know is that I cannot wait to see what the Chicago Bears do in free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft.