Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Another Potential Trade Rumor Lands Alt In Chicago

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Five days from now the rumors will finally die. The first round of the 2024 draft will be upon us. Until then we must endure. Another prominent reporter (avoiding the term insider) has pushed another scenario.

In this instance, NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, host of the Move The Sticks podcast suggests the Bears move up from the ninth spot to the sixth and take OT Joe Alt.

Via Twitter

The reasoning is solid. Pairing Alt with Wright gives the Bears’ offensive line bookend tackles that could dominate for the next ten years, protecting Caleb Williams.

Critics are quick to argue passing up on either an elite WR or EDGE in the top ten in this year’s draft would do the team no favors.

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It is unlikely a trade will happen before the draft starts Thursday. It will be interesting to see how the first five or six selections pan out. Ryan Poles has been masterful with trading assets during his first two drafts with the Bears.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy Thursday!!

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Dr. Steven Sallie
Dr. Steven Sallie
Apr 21, 2024 3:03 pm

Well, your commonsense assertion might be true, unless the 6’1″ QB Caleb is considered much more valuable than the 6’9″ LT Alt and the latter would love to be drafted by the hometown Bears without any concerns but is not. Then such becomes Alt’s problem. If you have ever played football, baseball, and basketball against a 6’9″ player as I have, then you know about the adjustment problems which are often needed by both opponents and teammates.

mbearest
Apr 21, 2024 6:57 am

@Dr. Steven Sallie, If that’s a problem, it would be William’s major drawback, not Alt’s

Dr. Steven Sallie
Dr. Steven Sallie
Apr 20, 2024 7:26 pm

Oh, I see, the da Bears masses would rather save than invest. Are the Bears going to remain in an era of austerity or progress to a position that they deserve, dominance by acquiring elite players over time, space, and ideation? Where is Booger when we need him?

Veece
Veece
Apr 20, 2024 7:25 pm

Article is pure crap! Bears needs at this moment are QB, DE, C, and WR. While S, OG, OT, DT and LB need depth, they are not top priorities going into the NFL Draft. The OT position is solid with Jones rated 6th at LT by PFF and Wright in the top half of RTs. WHY would Poles neglect to fill major weaknesses in the roster, as the article suggests, to not only draft a top OT that is not necessary, but sacrifice draft capital to move up, and bypass taking a top DE like Turner that could elevate the… Read more »

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Dr. Steven Sallie
Dr. Steven Sallie
Apr 20, 2024 6:37 pm

One of my closest friends was 6’9″ 270lbs. People, including myself, often lightly complained about the inability to see over him whether he was sitting or standing. Might Alt’s major drawback being too tall for Caleb to throw over him?

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