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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Chicago Bears, Michael Hall Jr.
Chicago Bears, Michael Hall, Jr. / Ben Jackson/GettyImages

4.105: Michael Hall, Jr., DT | Ohio State

Michael Hall, Jr. finished the 2022 season with 4.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and 19 total tackles. In 2023, he only finished with 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss, but did finish with 24 total tackles. What you won't see on most stat sheets though is that he had 22 pressures in 2023. Hall has a great burst off the ball and will add another playmaker to its rotation with Hall.

I also believe that Hall has more upside than Zacch Pickens as a 3T and with Gervon Dexter's versatility to play both the 3T and defensive end, Hall would fit in nicely. Like Bralen Trice, Hall would make a great addition to Matt Eberflus' defense and his HITS principles. He adds above-average power and shows an ability to use his hands to countermove against blockers.

Despite not having elite size, Hall is the perfect prospect to take in the fourth round. He can instantly fill in as a role player within the defensive line's rotation, while also developing into something more over the next couple of years. If he buys into Eberflus' system, he could flourish in the NFL.


  • Burst off the line of scrimmage
  • High motor
  • Hand techniques and countermoves
  • Power/strength


  • Struggles against double teams
  • Battled through injuries
  • Can disappear at times
  • Lacks elite size