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

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Trade Number 1: The Chicago Bears make a deal with the Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are amidst a complete teardown and are looking at a rebuild. They have already parted with several key veterans this offseason, and are now attempting to trade star running back Derrick Henry as well.

The Titans drafted Malik Willis last year, in hopes that he might end up developing into something beyond a backup or a project. However, his play just as a rookie was a bit alarming, and it appears as though he might not be that type of guy. Therefore, the Titans could move up to number nine and grab whatever quarterback might still be available at that point.

In this deal, the Bears only move back two spots. So, they don’t have to ask for a whole lot in addition to the no. 11 overall selection from Tennessee. But, adding a pick in the middle of the draft just to move down two spots, with the idea that Tennessee would take a quarterback? That means the Bears will only miss out on one possible player on their board, with Philadelphia picking at number 10.

It isn’t a huge transaction, but the Bears make out with one more pick for Poles to work with in this class, and that’s a positive.