3 Bears Who Will Lose Their Roster Spot to a Rookie in the NFL Draft

The Bears have six total draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft and a few of these picks will take over starting spots. Who will lose their job?

Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA;  Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) during the game
Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) during the game / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Bears are slated to be active over the offseason. They are coming off a 7-10 season and missed out on the playoffs for the third straight year. Luckily for them, they have six draft picks, including three in the Top 75.

They have an opportunity to bring in some serious difference-makers and have the draft capital to do so. It starts with the No. 1 overall pick that the Bears own.

Below we'll discuss three players who will lose their roster spot to a rookie coming in the 2024 NFL Draft.

3. Velus Jones Jr., WR

The receivers on the Bears roster outside of D.J. Moore struggled tremendously in 2023. No one was able to step up and cement themselves as a building block going forward.

With Shane Waldron coming into town as the new offensive coordinator, the Bears will look to snag some serious difference-makers.

Receiver Velus Jones Jr. was selected as the third-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Jones Jr. was brought into town as a speedy deep threat who can stretch the field but that hasn't translated to the next level.

In his two seasons, Jones Jr. has recorded 11 receptions for 127 yards and one score. Those are extremely underwhelming numbers and they could replace this production with a playmaker in the draft.

Chicago owns the No. 9 and No. 75 overall picks which could easily be used on a receiver. The draft is deep at that position and the Bears could use one of these picks to bring in another pass-catcher. That could spell bad luck for Jones Jr.