Bears Make Massive Mistake With Trade in Peter Schrager Mock Draft

The Chicago Bears decided to make a trade in Peter Schrager's first mock draft.
Aug 19, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus in the second half
Aug 19, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus in the second half / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have been extremely active this offseason to improve their roster. After going 7-10, the Bears knew they had to change things around.

They signed D'Andre Swift, Gerald Everett, and Kevin Byard, and extended Jaylon Johnson. They also traded for Pro Bowl WR Keenan Allen. The Bears have the No. 1 and No. 9 overall picks in the first round as we get closer to the NFL Draft.

The assumption is the Bears will select USC's Caleb Williams with the first overall pick after they traded Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The draft really starts for the Windy City with the ninth overall pick. Peter Schrager dropped his first mock draft, where he has the Bears not staying pat at No. 9 and trading back with the Indianapolis Colts to No. 15. The Colts come up to get WR Malik Nabers, while the Bears select Alabama's JC Latham.

Bears News: Chicago Makes Trade With Indianapolis Colts in Peter Schrager's Mock

You can understand why the Bears would want to trade back because they only have four total draft picks this year and don't have a second-rounder. They could look to pile up more draft capital and the Colts are a good choice, as they own the 46th overall selection and would have to give up more to move up.

Regardless, falling back to No. 15 and selecting Latham isn't the best decision. Allen, 32, is heading into the final year of his contract and D.J. Moore has two years left on his deal.

The Bears were also ranked 31st in the league in team sacks (30) in 2023 and could use more juice off the edge. LSU's Malik Nabers and UCLA's Laiatu Latu are on the board at nine in this latest mock draft.

One could argue that these selections would help the Bears more in the short and long term. Braxton Jones and Darnell Wright are two solid tackles on the roster already and the Bears don't need to dive into that well again.

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