3 takeaways for the Chicago Bears from Lance Zierlein's Mock Draft 1.0

It's mock draft season, and it's smoke screen season for the Chicago Bears. What should the Bears take away from Lance Zierlein's Mock Draft 1.0?

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Chicago Bears, Malik Nabers
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Chicago Bears' takeaway No. 2: No need to trade up for Marvin Harrison Jr.

At the very top of this wide receiver class, Marvin Harrison Jr. is probably taking the cake. I say probably because, while he's an incredible wide receiver prospect, Malik Nabers doesn't trail by far. If there's a tier-list of wide receiver prospects in this draft, MHJ and Nabers share a tier. Rome Odunze is a hair lower, but he has the potential to be as good, if not better. Regardless of which of the three receivers are selected, the team is getting an elite rookie receiver if one of them makes it to No. 9.

In this case, the Chicago Bears draft Malik Nabers without needing to trade at all. Theoretically, the Bears could try to trade up for Marvin Harrison Jr.— if they think he's clearly the top receiver in the draft— or they could take the gamble on one of the top three receivers making it to pick No. 9. Lance Zierlein believes the Bears are ending up with Malik Nabers, and that should excite a lot of Bears fans.

Nabers is a bit smaller for a receiver, though; that's becoming the norm nowadays for receivers entering the draft. Marvin Harrison Jr. is 6-foot-4, but that sort of height is not really the necessity it was in years prior. Standing 6-foot-flat and weighing 201 pounds, Nabers isn't going to be the receiver whom Mosses corners regularly.

He does, however, have elite speed paired with crispy routes and great eyes with the ball in his hands. Though it doesn't happen 100% of the time, Malik Nabers has the speed and playmaking ability to take every target to the end zone. He simply makes a quarterback's job easier, and he makes the fan's job of watching that much more enjoyable.

To be able to draft him without trading up at all is a massive win for the Chicago Bears, if Lance Zierlein is correct in his prediction.