Chicago Bears: 3 players worthy of trading 2nd Round pick

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Chicago Bears, Odell Beckham Jr.
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1. Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns

Odell Beckham Jr. is an intriguing name who may not be going anywhere, but certainly isn’t exactly thrilled about being in Cleveland. Let’s roll through some of the negatives, first.

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He is a hothead. His temper is well-known and he isn’t shy when it comes to wearing his emotions on his sleeve. Beckham has gotten into it on the sidelines with coaches in the past, as well as fights on the field. We all remember Josh Norman.

Beckham also has a hefty contract which pays him right around $14 million per season through 2023, however the Browns have an out this year with less than $3 million in dead cap.

If, for some reason, Cleveland wanted to get what they could for Beckham with him coming off the worst season of his career (outside of the injury-stricken 2017 campaign), the Bears should at least do their due diligence.

I have a hard time believing a single second-round pick would get it done, but if the Bears could package one of this year’s second-rounders with another one from next year, I’d be totally fine with that.

Beckham is still one of the top receivers in all of football, despite his attitude issues and uncanny ability to be unhappy no matter where he’s playing. I wonder if a positive culture like Matt Nagy’s locker room would help.