These picks would cap off a perfect 2024 NFL draft for the Chicago Bears

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In our final mock draft for the Chicago Bears before the 2024 NFL draft, we had the team selecting Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze as the picks at one and nine. This is not a major brag because that was an expected outcome by many. However, based on this outcome, the entire mock draft still has potential to come true. 

If the Bears used the 75th and 122nd overall picks to select the following players, it would encapsulate the perfect draft weekend. 

The Chicago Bears can complete a perfect 2024 NFL draft weekend

75. Bralen Trice, Edge, Washington 

This is the ideal pick. The Bears need an edge rusher, and have needed to add through the draft at this position for a few years. Montez Sweat is great, and DeMarcus Walker can rotate in, but the team needs more depth, and they need to restore the pipeline. Bralen Trice is the best fit. He is a better run defender than a pass rusher, but his relentless pursuit of the passer makes him intriguing for the Bears. We know that Matt Eberflus values run defense from his edge rushers more than most teams, so Trice could slide right to Chicago. 

122. DeWayne Carter, DL, Duke 

The Chicago Bears drafted Gervon Dexter and Zacch Pickens last year, so this is not a major need. However, the team also lost Justin Jones, and with that, they lost a large number of snaps. Dexter is expected to fill most of them, but they need to continue to add to this position. Carter is a great fit. 

Carter has a really high floor. He has adequate athletic ability and knows how to push the pocket with strength. He does not have high-end upside, but that is what gets him to fall to the 122nd overall pick. The Bears adding two offensive players early in the draft and then two defensive players in the later portion is the best way to handle this draft.