Chicago Bears Mock Draft 3.0: Trade brings Round 2 steal

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In our latest mock draft, Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears get bold once again.

It has been done before under the Ryan Pace regime. The Chicago Bears weren’t much for making bold moves aside from their once-blockbuster deal for quarterback Jay Cutler a decade ago. But, Pace and his front office have made their fair share of deals over the years.

None was bigger than last year’s shockwave sent around the league, when the Bears acquired edge rusher Khalil Mack from the Oakland Raiders. Mack required a hefty package, but the return has already proven to be worth it.

Of course, you go back two years and see Pace make a trade to move up just one spot in order to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in the 2017 NFL Draft — a move many questioned at the time, and still do. But, one thing was for certain, Pace stuck to his convictions.

Also last year, Pace made a move to jump back into the second round and select wideout Anthony Miller out of Memphis, thus taking yet another 2019 NFL Draft pick off the board for his club. Now, the Bears enter this year’s draft with just five picks, the first which doesn’t happen until the third round at no. 87 overall.

Despite the lack of draft capital, the Bears are in great position going into this year’s draft. Why? They have very few holes to fill. In fact, at this point, Pace could truly go with the best player available and the Bears would be fine.

In our third mock draft, we begin with a trade on Day 2, where the Bears move up once more to select a future game-changer.