Chicago Bears NFL Draft 2021: Surprising trades fans might hate

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If the Chicago Bears trade up for any defensive player in the first round, fans may riot

Look, it’s already bad enough that the Bears have the 20th overall pick. They are already in a tough position as it is. However, what would make things a whole lot worse is if Pace traded up for a defensive player.

The Bears’ biggest weakness isn’t on defense. That’s as obvious a take as it gets. The Bears cannot afford to move up for a position not named quarterback, quite frankly.

Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye is a phenomenal talent. He might be the best defensive player in the entire draft. Patrick Surtain Jr. would solidify the Bears’ cornerback room for the future as arguably the draft’s top corner. But, whether it’s one of those guys or another top defensive prospect, a trade and pick like this would set the Bears back even further.

The defense could be this year’s top unit and the Bears would still fail to put up enough points to make it out of another Wildcard type of season. It doesn’t matter if this defense plays like they did back in 2018. If the offense doesn’t get fixed, the Bears won’t be going anywhere — and it starts and ends with the quarterback.

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As previously mentioned, you could talk me into Kyle Pitts if it’s not a move up for a quarterback. The draft’s biggest unicorn may be worth the move up. But, for a defensive player? Fans just might riot.