Chicago Bears: Three stars to trade at the draft to move up

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Chicago Bears, Akiem Hicks
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The Chicago Bears might be willing to trade up at the 2021 NFL Draft. We know how important this year’s draft this because of the fact that they really need a quarterback. They may or may not trade up to get someone but they certainly should try.

If they did try to pull off that type of deal, they might need to give up one of their star players. There are a few likely candidates if something like that was going to happen. These are the star players that the Bears would most likely trade in this scenario:

96. player. 57. . DE. Chicago Bears. Akiem Hicks

The Chicago Bears might be willing to move Akiem Hicks to move up in the draft.

The Chicago Bears told Akiem Hicks that he could seek out a trade on his own but they might be smart to move him in the draft. A team might really want to add a defensive end that creates pressure as well as Hicks does. Losing him would be tough for the Bears pass rush but they have a few other guys there that can do it. The hope is that Khalil Mack is able to have a great year and Robert Quinn is able to bounce back.

Hicks has been a great player for a long time and should continue to be a good player but the Bears are nothing without a quarterback. They have already proved that they can have a good pass rush but still be a mediocre team because the offense can’t move the ball. Any of the teams that are in the top ten that think they can be a winning football team in 2021 might be smart to move down to 20 and take Hicks so the Bears can move up.