Chicago Bears: Potential trade scenarios in 2019 NFL Draft

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Scenario No. 3: Trade into 6th Round

The next plausible trade scenario for the Bears is later on in Day 3. Pace and company don’t own a pick in the sixth round this year, again thanks to the Mack trade. However, Pace loves going deep into a draft and very well could find someone he likes who has fallen a bit.

There are several guys whom, if available in the sixth round, I wouldn’t mind the Bears going up and grabbing. Again, depending on how the previous picks have gone for Chicago and where their current needs lie, one or more of these prospects might make sense.

Top 6th Round prospects worth trading up for:

Edge Rusher Carl Granderson, Wyoming

Safety Mike Edwards, Kentucky

Cornerback Corey Ballentine, Washburn

Edge Rusher Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan

Running Back Ryquell Armstead, Temple

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All of them possess certain qualities to like, but the most intriguing of the bunch has to be Granderson. I highlighted him in a recent mock draft, even having the Bears taking him in the fifth round — which some might call a reach. But, if he falls to the sixth, he’s well worth the trade.

It wouldn’t cost much to move up into the sixth round. My bet is that Pace could make it happen by offering one of this year’s seventh rounders combined with a sixth rounder next year. Remember, the Bears are getting either a fifth or sixth round pick next year from Philadelphia in exchange for Jordan Howard, thus giving them an extra selection within that range.