3 Prospects the Bears Should Trade Up for in NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears can make a trade to move up a few spots to target one of their favorite prospects in the draft.
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3. T'Vondre Sweat, DT

This is a potential trade-up scenario for the third round of the draft. The Bears have the 75th pick in the third round of the draft and there is a decent chance they will target a defensive lineman there.

The Bears already had a mediocre interior defensive line last season and they arguably lost their best option there when Justin Jones left for the Arizona Cardinals in free agency. Currently, Zacch Pickens and Gervon Dexter Jr. are in line to get larger roles there but they haven't quite established themselves as every-down defenders.

That is why targeting one of the highest-upside interior defensive linemen in the draft might make a ton of sense for the Bears.

T'Vondre Sweat, the brother of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat, was the 2023 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He has excellent size and can make an immediate impact in the NFL with his versatility. The former Texas Longhorns standout received an impressive 91.7 defensive grade from the PFF, the highest among defensive tackles.

The only concern about Sweat is that he was recently arrested on DWI charges. This could lower his draft stock and make him available for the Bears at no. 75. The details about his status are for the Bears' top brass to know and whether they are ready to make a commitment to him following his arrest is another question. However, Chicago isn't going to get a more talented player who fills a need than Sweat in the third round.

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