The Chicago Bears have two 1st round picks in the 2024 draft next year. That comes courtesy of their blockbuster trade with the Carolina Panthers, netting them a 1st next year in addition to two other picks and wide receiver D.J. Moore. It will mark the first time since 2003 that the Bears have boasted two 1st rounders in the same draft. That obviously didn’t go well, as they ended up with Michael Haynes and Rex Grossman. GM Ryan Poles no doubt hopes to have better luck when his chance comes.
The obvious unknown is how high those picks will end up being. This won’t be determined for another few months until the regular season concludes next January. Once the Bears’ and Panthers’ regular season records are determined, it will put an official spot for those selections. Hopes are high among fans for Carolina to have a rough year. More losses mean a higher pick. ESPN conducted projections to see if they’ll get their wish. Based on their data, Chicago will end up with a pretty favorable situation.
10. Chicago Bears, via the Carolina Panthers
Chance at No. 1 pick: 4.2%
Chance at top 10: 45.1%
Just like with the Texans, a rookie a quarterback throwing to a weak receiving group is a tough sell and certainly presents serious downside. But this is far from a barren roster, and the defense boasts serious talents like cornerback Jaycee Horn, edge rusher Brian Burns, defensive tackle Derrick Brown and linebacker Frankie Luvu. The Bears (who are projected to have their own pick at No. 11) would be happy with this outcome.
The Chicago Bears will achieve an NFL rarity if this is true.
Before Houston grabbed C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson at #2 and #3 overall in the 2023 draft, the last time a team had utilized back-to-back 1st round picks was 2003 when Arizona took Bryant Johnson and Calvin Pace 17th and 18th overall. These projections suggest the Bears will have an even bigger opportunity next year with the 10th and 11th picks. Remember that those spots have produced names like DeMarcus Ware, J.J. Watt, Micah Parsons, Terrell Suggs, Patrick Mahomes, Dwight Freeney, Stephon Gilmore, and Minkah Fitzpatrick.
It would be a golden opportunity for the Chicago Bears to add not one but two legitimate difference-makers to their roster. Much of it comes down to what their needs will be. A safe assumption is that a pass rusher will be one of them. Poles wasn’t able to address the position much this year. An unfortunate side effect of having so many needs. Will quarterback be on the table? Justin Fields will determine that. Maybe they can find the three-technique or a long-term solution at center. So many options will be possible if this scenario plays out.
May 25, 2023 6:24 am
this is the “weirdestly-worded” article. like english isn’t the writer’s native language. sentence construction is just foreign. “Once the Bears’ and Panthers’ regular season records are determined, it will put an official spot for those selections.” say what?! a “spot” can be “put” for “selections?” it’s like a 7-yr-old girl from Slovenia submitting a paper for her english-as-a-2nd-language class. and she failed. and i’ve only read the first 2 paragraphs so far.
Hey Dave- Only took me until the first letter of the first word of your garbage post to find an error.
It’s a great opportunity especially as Ryan Poles loves picks between the 10th to 20th
wow… this is a LONG term projection.
it doesn’t give either team credit… I’m prettttttttty! sure bears aren’t going to end at 11th. I maybe ‘drinking the coolaid’ but I’m actually thinking we’ll go .500+ this season and if things fall right(or wrong) we’ll be a wildcard.
Caroline is in such a weak division that they we probably get 4+ by default…. so maybe 10th is fitting for them. I’ll be rooting against them all season for sure. ; )
anyway.. thx for the projection Eric et el… now back to the OTA overhyping article. lol
Hey Dave, who hired you to edit the writers article let’s talk about the meat of the article , what’s actually in there . I don’t give a crap what words Lambert actually used to describe the article, let’s talk about the article .instead of the writer. Everybody wants to make it so personal, and about Lambert. How about talking about what’s going on in the article? Oh that’s right, you’re probably not capable of that.
If the Bears select at both #10 and #11 in the 2024 NFL draft, they’ll need to add a QB to the roster.