As it stand the Chicago Bears have two 2nd round picks, a 3rd, two 5ths, and a 6th. For the second time in three years they are left without a 1st round pick unless they trade up. The question is: Is it worth the cost to get back into the first round? As we’ve seen in the past trading up even a few picks in the draft can be pretty costly. When the Bears traded up from the 3rd overall pick to the 2nd for Mitch Trubisky in 2017 it came at the price of their 1st, 3rd, 4th, and the next year’s 3rd. That was just to move up one pick in the early 1st. When the Bears moved up from 20th to 11th last year for Justin Fields it cost a 1st and 5th plus a future 1st and 4th (2022). Looking at those examples shows moving up can certainly be dicey. I’d say it’s safe to say that the move for Trubisky in ‘17 did not payoff, and it’s still to early to tell with the move for Fields. Now, both of those trades were to go after a starting quarterback, which are not very common to find outside of the 1st round. In this year’s draft what the Bears need is o-line, receivers, some secondary help, and defensive front seven depth. No QB. Looking at mocks the hardest of those to fill with top talent outside of the 1st round is o-line, but still not at all impossible. As for the other positions of need, especially WR, this has shown to be a very deep draft. Many high talent players from high caliber schools are shown to be there in the mid rounds in just a lot every mock there is. If I’m the Bears I think to be wise to hold on to what you have, or trade back a little if anything, and fill more of the holes in this roster because as it stands it isn’t really worth it to move into the 1st round.


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