Chicago Bears Draft: 3 sneaky trade-down scenarios with number 9 pick

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A couple of days ago, the Chicago Bears set the NFL world on fire when they opted to trade their first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

General manager Ryan Poles had just reiterated that it would take a massive haul for him to move the pick this early, but that is exactly what he was able to get from the Carolina Panthers.

Carolina dealt the Bears their no. 9 overall pick, a second rounder this year, plus a first rounder next year and a second rounder in 2025. But, the real kicker came when it was announced the Bears also acquired their new wide receiver, D.J. Moore.

Now, Justin Fields has his true alpha wide receiver in Moore, and the Bears have a ton of draft flexibility going forward. Moore will open up the offense quite a bit, allowing guys like Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool to function better in their respective roles.

But, would the Bears consider yet another trade?

The Chicago Bears might not be done trading within the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, and could move from no. 9.

One of the draft’s biggest questions this year has been just how many quarterbacks will go in the first round. Now, the question is more so along the lines of just how high will the top four quarterbacks go?

Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis and Anthony Richardson all seem like locks to go in the top half of the first round, but the Bears might be in position to get yet another haul from a quarterback-needy team even at no. 9 overall.

So, which teams could move up to the ninth spot and allow the Bears to continue stacking draft capital? Let’s take a look at three teams, in particular, that make the most sense.

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