Ryan Poles reveals Chicago Bears' plan for upcoming QB Pro Days

Visits to LSU and North Carolina are on deck for the Bears.

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With the overwhelming expectation being that the Chicago Bears will be selecting a quarterback with the first overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft, Ryan Poles revealed the timeline of the team's vetting process of the top quarterback prospects.

To be clear, the expectation remains that the Bears are going to select Caleb Williams with the first overall pick.

Having said that, there still is importance for the Bears to vet the quarterbacks at the top of this year's draft class.

After the Bears spent the first three days of last week in Southern California as they checked off the final boxes of their evaluation on Williams, the team was also present at Michigan's Pro Day on Friday to observe JJ McCarthy.

That evaluation process will continue this week as the Bears will be represented at the Pro Days for both LSU and North Carolina.

The Chicago Bears will observe Jayden Daniels and Drake Maye as their respective Pro Days this week.

While not much can be learned from the actual events of a Pro Day, there is something to be learned from the fact that Ryan Poles will not be among the Bears' contingency at the North Carolina Pro Day.

Pro Days serve as an opportunity for the Bears to have an informal meeting with players and learn more about who they are as a person. That would be the reason why Poles and the Bears placed an emphasis on taking Williams out for dinner last week in addition to hosting a gathering for the quarterback and his USC teammates. Poles wants to be comfortable with the person as much as he is the player.

Poles skipping the North Carolina Pro Day is a likely sign of how the team views the quarterbacks behind Williams. Most of the NFL believes that Daniels has replaced Maye as the second-best quarterback in this year's draft class and it would seem the Bears are no different in that thought.

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