National NFL expert rips the Chicago Bears for vetting of Caleb Williams

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The Chicago Bears have seemingly been locked on Caleb Williams since the start of the offseason.

It started at the Senior Bowl in January, where reports were that regardless of the player that the Bears' front office met with, the team wanted to learn as much information as possible about Williams.

The courtship of Williams continued at the NFL Scouting Combine in February when the Bears not only met with the presumptive top pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, but team president Kevin Warren is believed to have met with Williams' contingency, including his father.

In the weeks since the Scouting Combine, Williams has only met with one team and that is the Bears. Meanwhile, while the Bears had a presence at the Pro Days for LSU, North Carolina, and Michigan, Williams is the only quarterback that had a Top 30 visit at Halas Hall.

By this time next week, Williams will be the starting quarterback of the Bears.

The fact that the Bears have been locked on Williams should not be a surprise since they are the team that has the first overall selection and Williams is widely believed to be the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck.

Despite that fact, ESPN's Louis Riddick thinks that the Bears made a mistake with their vetting.

Not everyone agrees with the Chicago Bears' 2024 NFL Draft process.

To answer the question, the reason the Bears are not being criticized is because Williams' game film made it clear that he was the best quarterback prospect not only in this year's draft class. The Bears have the top pick in this year's draft so outside of there being a situation where Williams' character created red flags, there's no need for the team to evaluate the entire quarterback class. It worked with the Colts when they selected Luck and, recently, worked with the Cincinnati Bengals when they took Joe Burrow