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, Dallas Turner
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Chicago Bears target No. 3: Dallas Turner, EDGE

The Chicago Bears defense made a major turn in the right direction once they added Montez Sweat to their defensive front, but aside from him, the Bears lack a consistent pass rush.

And after a dominant week of testing in Indy, Dallas Turner secures my EDGE1 ranking. He's also the only edge rusher the Chicago Bears should take in the top 10. Jared Verse comes across as an Eberflus guy, physically, but athletically, it's Dallas Turner.

The main knock on Turner is his size, but what he lacks in size, he overachieves in talent and athleticism. Oh, and he has an 83-inch wing span. For context, that's the wing span of Kevin Garnett, who stood 6-foot-11. Dallas Turner stands 6-foot-2.

Dallas Turner measurements

Jared Verse measurements

Laiatu Latu measurements

Height: 6026 (6'2" and 3/4")

Height: 6037 (6'3" and 7/8")

Height: 6046 (6'4" and 3/4")

Weight: 247-pounds

Weight: 254-pounds

Weight: 259-pounds

Hand size: 9.88"

Hand size: 9.88"

Hand size: N/A

Arm length: 34.38"

Arm length: 33.5"

Arm length: 32.63"

Wing span: 83"

Wing span: 79.5"

Wing span: 78.25"

Along with his freakishly long wing span, Turner scored very highly in RAS. And if there's any indication of Ryan Poles and who he likes to draft, it's RAS— or Relative Athletic Score.

Dallas Turner scored a 9.49 out of a possible 10.00, and he ranked 85 out of 1637 defensive ends since 1987. RAS doesn't automatically mean the player will be a Hall of Famer, but for positions in the trenches, elite athletes tend to have an easier go at things than bad athletes.

In Dallas Tuner's 38 games for the Crimson Tide, Turner had 120 total tackles— 58 solo and 62 assisted— 22.5 sacks, and 32.5 tackles for loss.

At No. 9, Dallas Turner would be a great choice for the Chicago Bears.