The Chicago Bears make a highly unexpected trade in this full 2024 NFL mock draft

The Chicago Bears are the talk of the 2024 NFL Draft. The team is most likely taking Caleb Williams with the first pick in the draft, but what they do at nine is still up in the air. In this mock draft, the Bears make an unexpected trade that lands them an elite prospect.
Chicago Bears, 2024 Mock Draft
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Some analysts are starting to question the Chicago Bears' process of deciding on Caleb Williams so early in the process. This is what happens when we have months to dissect NFL Draft prospects. Analysts, fans and probably even teams' scouting departments go through a bit of fatigue. This is what causes us to see guys like Zach Wilson jump up teams' draft boards. This is why we see Drake Maye drop down other draft boards. It isn't just the QB position either. Every year, multiple prospects at many positions unjustly rise and fall.

Louis Riddick was one of these analysts who apparently spoke to some personnel person within the NFL who is shocked that Chicago is not being scrutinized more for how they decided what direction they were going at QB weeks ago while many find how Washington is handling their situation at QB with what appears to be very little direction as dumbfounding. Again, offseason fatigue is at play here.

The good news is that we are less than a week away from the first round of the draft and then we can put some of this craziness behind us. In the meantime, another NFL analyist recently brought up an interesting trade idea for the Chicago Bears. NFL Draft guru Daniel Jeremiah put out a mock draft that had the Chicago Bears staying at nine to select wide receiver Rome Odunze.

However, he recently reported that he finds it intriguing if the Bears decide to move up rather than down in the first round. I don't want to give it away, but the move is different than what most fans and analysts are discussing. Before we get to the trade, let's get the first pick out of the way.