Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: Ryan Pace goes nuclear

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Chicago Bears, Trey Lance
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QB. North Dakota State. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Trey Lance. 1. player. 57

We are kicking this mock draft off with a bang. The Bears still need to fix the quarterback, and that’s stating the most obvious. With the Atlanta Falcons being open to trading that no. 4 overall pick, the Bears take their shot by offering a sweet deal.

Bears Receive: No. 4 pick

Falcons Receive: Pick No. 20, 2022 1st Round Pick, 2023 1st Round Pick, DE Bilal Nichols

The Bears would trade three first rounders, plus defensive end Bilal Nichols, and wind up with the fourth overall pick. With that pick, they would select quarterback Trey Lance out of North Dakota State.

Lance may be a guy who needs to sit either a few games or his entire rookie year, but fortunately, the Bears have a capable bridge like Andy Dalton. Now, looking at Dalton as the solution going forward would be foolish. But, in this case, he’s the perfect type of guy to have there with Lance.

Should Dalton struggle, Lance would be right there ready to roll. This is a quarterback who is a true dual threat and also takes pretty good care of the football. Just look at his last full season where he scored 42 total touchdowns and threw zero interceptions.

With Lance, the Bears could really focus on pounding the rock with David Montgomery and running RPO’s with a quarterback who is scary on the run. This pick would allow the Bears to establish their identity in rushing the football first and foremost, but also opening up the passing attack with Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney and company as well.