Bears Make Big Scouting Changes Following 2024 Draft

Despite a successful offseason, the Chicago Bears are reshuffling the organizational depth chart.
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For all intents and purposes, the Chicago Bears had a successful offseason. They found their quarterback-receiver duo of the future in the draft with the Caleb Williams-Rome Odunze pairing, added Keenan Allen and D'Andre Swift in free agency, and set themselves up for the future.

However, that wasn't enough to save the jobs of a few high-ranking members within the organization. Immediately after the draft, the Bears surprisingly parted ways with two prominent scouts: senior national scout Sam Summerville and area scout Drew Raucina.

Now, a few weeks removed from the 2024 NFL Draft, the Bears decided to do another reshuffling of the scouting department.

Bears News: Chicago Reorganizes its Scouting Department

According to Neil Stratton, Bears general manager Ryan Poles completed the reorganization of his scouting staff.

Breck Ackley will be promoted to Director of College Scouting, Francis St. Paul will be promoted to assistant director, and area scouts Brendan Rehor and Jonh Syty will be new national scouts.

Chicago's draft track record has been a hit-or-miss for the last few seasons. It's hard to point out amazing value picks in the last two drafts, even though there are a few successes like Jaquan Brisker or Braxton Jones.

Justin Fields obviously didn't work out as a first-round pick, but this scouting department was able to find Khalil Herbert, Jaylon Johnson, Teven Jenkins, and Cole Kmet in recent drafts.

It is impossible to know how this reshuffling will impact the scouting, talent evaluation, and the draft process, but it marks the start of a new era for the Bears.

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