The only 6 prospects the Chicago Bears should draft at pick No. 9

The Chicago Bears second first-round pick doesn't have stiff competition; the choice isn't hard

Sep 18, 2021; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman JC Latham (65)
Sep 18, 2021; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman JC Latham (65) / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Chicago Bears, Rome Odunze
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Chicago Bears target No. 2: Rome Odunze, WR

On the flip side of the Malik Nabers debate is the Rome Odunze debate. Odunze, as far as team fit, might actually be a better option than Malik Nabers— arguably.

As mentioned, yes— having two D.J. Moores would be awesome. However, imagine D.J. Moore being able to play in the slot more.

Rome Odunze is more of a true X receiver, given his 6-foot-2, 212-pound frame. With Odunze's 39-inch vertical, however, he plays taller than he is. Moving D.J. Moore into more of a slot receiver role would be a way to get him the ball in his hands with more YAC ability.

D.J. Moore is scariest to opponents when the ball is in his hands with space, and kicking him inside would give him more of those opportunities to shine.

The one issue is that Rome Odunze might be the receiver who improved his stock the most during the NFL Combine. Running a 4.45-second 40-yard dash, having a 39-inch vertical, and a 4.03-second shuttle makes Odunze a wildly exciting option in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Whether or not he makes it to the No. 9 pick, it's not the most likely. But, as Lloyd Christmas once muttered, "So, you're telling me there's a chance?"

Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears do, indeed, have a chance with Rome Odunze at the No. 9 pick.