3 More Roster Moves the Bears Should Make Before the NFL Draft

The Bears should make these moves ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Chicago Bears, Khalil Herbert
Chicago Bears, Khalil Herbert / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Trade Khalil Herbert For Draft Picks

Despite having just four picks in the upcoming draft, Chicago is more than happy with the trades they made when surrendering those selections. The biggest swing was sending a second-round pick to the Washington Commanders for Montez Sweat. The fifth-year EDGE was in the final season of his rookie deal but they were able to extend his contract and he had six sacks in nine games.

Another savvy move was made this offseason when they sent a fourth-round pick to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for wideout Keenan Allen. That gives the Bears a fierce duo at receiver with Allen joining D.J. Moore.

While they should feel good about their roster, they can still try and add more draft capital. One player who would be worth putting on the trade block is running back Khalil Herbert.

Entering his fourth season in the NFL, Herbert has produced more than expected considering he was a sixth-round selection back in 2021. However, the Bears just signed D'Andre Swift in free agency to an $8 million AAV contract, meaning Herbert will be gone in 2025 regardless of how he plays this year.

Chicago can send him to a running back-needy team such as the Dallas Cowboys, and net a late-round pick in the process. They can comfortably do this thanks to Roschon Johnson, who had 352 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie. He's more than capable of being the RB2 behind Swift.