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

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The Chicago Bears land three valuable picks in this trade with the Jets

With the second overall pick, the New York Jets would shock the world if they took anybody other than BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. After trading Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers, it appears the Jets are ready to hand the reins to a rookie for 2021 and beyond.

Like the Jaguars, the Jets also have a pair of first rounders to their name. Their second selection in the opening round comes at pick no. 23, courtesy of the Jamal Adams trade with the Seattle Seahawks. With the Jets amidst a rebuild, they could certainly use a third pick in the first round, and the Bears would be an ideal team to get that done.

In this deal, the Bears give up their first-round pick, plus a sixth rounder later on. In exchange, Chicago receives the second pick in the second round, a third-round selection and a fourth rounder as well.

The Bears then go from being without a fourth-round pick this year to having a higher selection in that round. They’ll own two picks in the second, two in the third, a fourth-round pick, a fifth-round pick and then a handful of selections in the sixth, still.

Maybe, with one of those third-round picks, the Bears could find a second-tier quarterback like Kellen Mond, Davis Webb or Jamie Newman. Getting three other possible starters in the second and third round, combined, would help the team’s depth and holes tremendously as well.