Final Bears 7-Round Mock Before 2024 NFL Draft

The first pick in the draft is all but set in stone, but what do the Bears do after that?
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The Bears are able to add an additional fifth-round pick in this scenario by moving down four picks with the Falcons. They then address a major need with the 79th overall pick.

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I would not be surprised if we look back at this class and Booker ends up being one of the better pass rushers in the NFL. I can also see a world where he does not bulk up enough to be an every down type of edge player. Booker measured in at 6'4", 240 pounds at the combine.

While he is definitely on the lighter side for an edge in the NFL, he does possess ideal length for the position with 33 7/8" arms. The true knock on his stock is that we just have not seen enough of him. He had one of the lowest career snap counts in college you will see from a draft pick with only 505. The Bears have already been reported as hosting Booker for a top-30 visit.

If Booker is able to hit the weights and put on some muscle, there is no doubt he has potential to be dominant at the next level.

Do you know who else had these same question marks when they were drafted? Maxx Crosby, one of the league's best overall defensive players. Crosby was a fourth-round pick out of Eastern Michigan and has developed into a premier player.

NFL Network's Lance Zierlein has made this comparison in his scouting report. Pairing Booker with Montez Sweat can potentially give the Bears a scary 1-2 punch on the edges.