Chicago Bears: Three teams to trade down with in round one

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3. Baltimore Ravens, 27th and 31st overall

As the Baltimore Ravens enter year four of the Lamar Jackson era, Baltimore needs Jackson to continue developing as a passer if the team is going to take the next step and become a true Super Bowl contender. Jackson can take another step forward, as long as the Ravens give him a wide receiver.

Knowing that the 2021 NFL Draft is deep at the wide receiver position, Baltimore could decide that Rondale Moore (Purdue) or Rashod Bateman (Minnesota) could be prime options worth moving up for. Other names to keep an eye on would be Terrace Marshall Jr. (LSU) and Kadarius Toney (Florida).

It’s not just the two low first-round picks that make the Ravens such an intriguing trade partner for the Bears. Baltimore does have two picks each in the third, fourth, and fifth rounds, meaning the haul that the Bears could get in return could include the 27th and 31st overall picks, along with an additional mid-round pick.

Simply put, the Bears and Ravens are two teams heading in opposite directions. Baltimore is looking to win now, meanwhile, the Bears are doing anything and everything they can to keep a sinking ship afloat, badly needing to add talent to a roster that continues to get older.

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Essentially, by trading with Baltimore, Chicago would have more quantity in terms of draft capital which could then be translated into quality if the Bears are willing to maximize their investments in draft picks.