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)
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Chicago Bears, Joe Alt
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Chicago Bears target No. 4: Joe Alt, OT

Similarly to the Malik Nabers situation, there would be a genuine shock if Joe Alt makes it beyond Jim Harbaugh and the Chargers at pick No. 5. If the Chicago Bears are on the clock at No. 9 and Alt is still there, there wouldn't be many reasons why he shouldn't be the choice.

Joe Alt is a massive, massive human, measuring in at over 6-foot-8 and weighing 321-pounds. When it comes to being a matchup nightmare, at least in terms of physical build, Joe Alt is a tough one to crack.

On top of being a massive human, his athleticism is off-the-charts.

Across the board, whether it be run blocking or pass blocking, Joe Alt can do it. On top of his massive size, the talent he brings to an offensive line is undeniable. He's one of the top tackle prospects in this draft class, and it's for good reason.

Braxton Jones is "good enough" as a left tackle for the Chicago Bears. However, unlike other positions on the field, left tackle is a position where "good enough" doesn't give job security when your team has two top 10 picks.

If the Bears didn't have picks No. 1 and No. 9 this year, Braxton Jones would likely have less reason to worry about his starting position. That's not the case, though. The Bears do have those picks, however, and offensive tackle is a position where one of the top tackles would be an upgrade.

Joe Alt isn't the only offensive tackle the Bears should look at with their No. 9 pick, depending on how the draft shakes out.