Chicago Bears: Non-quarterbacks to aggressively trade up for

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The last time the Chicago Bears held a first-round pick, they opted to go on the defensive side of the ball.

Back in the 2018 Draft, the Bears snagged Roquan Smith at pick number eight overall in the first round. It was a year after they had moved up to get Mitchell Trubisky, therefore they had figured the quarterback position was settled at that point.

Fast forward three years, and now the Bears finally get to pick in the first round again. The past two years’ first rounders belonged to the Las Vegas Raiders from the Khalil Mack trade, but now the Bears are back in the opening round of the draft.

Quarterback is obviously all the rage, no matter what fan you ask. The quarterback position is far from solidified in Chicago, and that’s truly the only thing that matters right now. It’s hard to look past that position when Ryan Pace is attempting to fool us all into thinking Andy Dalton is the answer.

Don’t think the Chicago Bears will not move up for the best player available

Although we all want to see them trade up for a quarterback, the Bears may also move up for a different position altogether. There are some phenomenal talents in this year’s first round, and at pick number 20, the Bears may not have a shot at some of them.

We must remember: quarterback is not the only pressing need for this team. It’s still at the top of the list, but it doesn’t stand alone.

The Bears still have to look at adding a starter at a couple of other positions. If they opted to trade up for a player who happens to play something other than quarterback, the Bears may move up for one of the following guys.