Chicago Bears NFL Draft 2021: 5 scenarios trading out of the first

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The Chicago Bears win big as the Jaguars acquire a third first-round pick

The first and probably best team the Bears could look at trading with is the Jacksonville Jaguars, who will be the draft’s biggest winners after they select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence first overall.

Beyond Lawrence at no. 1, the Jaguars boast the 25th selection overall, which they acquired from the Los Angeles Rams. If they wanted a third first-round pick, the Bears would be an excellent trade partner. Jacksonville could end up having two picks just a few selections apart.

In this trade, the Bears obtain the first pick of the second round, which some refer to as essentially a late first rounder. They also get a pick in the middle of the second round at no. 45 overall, which would then give the Bears three selections in the second round.

With three picks in that second round, the Bears could load up on positions like offensive line, wide receiver and either cornerback or safety. Think about it this way — the Bears could end up with a trio of players like: Michigan tackle Jalen Mayfield, USC wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. out of Florida State.

That would be quite the haul for the Bears at the top end of the draft.

The Jaguars, meanwhile would have an opportunity to give Lawrence a franchise offensive tackle with one of their firsts, along with maybe an elite edge rusher or first-round cornerback.