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Post-Justin Fields Chicago Bears' Mock Draft Maps Out a Winning Blueprint with Caleb Williams at the Helm


Jared Verse feels like a Chicago Bear. He would make an excellent running mate for Sweat. Photo Credit: Jared Verse IG
Jared Verse feels like a Chicago Bear. He would make an excellent running mate for Sweat. Photo Credit: Jared Verse IG

The Chicago Bears, in a post-Fields era, are on the cusp of a transformative season, and this mock draft has been crafted to boost their chances of success in the assumed... Caleb Williams Era.




In the 2024 off-season, the Chicago Bears added several free agents to their roster. Notable signings include TE Gerald Everett, DB Jonathan Owens, OL Matt Pryor, QB Brett Rypien, DB Kevin Byard, and OL Ryan Bates. Additionally, DB Jaylon Johnson was re-signed/extended for updated additions visit: (https://www.chicagobears.com/news/chicago-bears-2024-free-agency-news-tracker-signings-extensions-reports-players). The following selections are meant to compliment the work the Bears have done so far in free agency.


With the first overall pick, it's clear the future lies with quarterback Caleb Williams from USC. This A+ decision puts a dynamic and explosive leader at the helm, offering Bears fans a new beacon of hope. No, the Bears didn't get the best value for Justin Fields, but they did clear the room and open up the space for this generational talent come in with the drama of battling with Chicago Bears fan favorite Fields.


Moving on to the ninth pick, defense gets a jolt of adrenaline with Jared Verse, the edge rusher from Florida State. His B- grade belies the raw potential he brings; Verse is a game-changer, the kind of disruptive force the Bears' front line needs to challenge offenses across the NFL. He ran a faster 40 time than his WR teammate Keon Coleman and he's athletic enough to beat him one on one in basketball. The Bears haven't had a guy like Verse in a while prior to the trade for Sweat. Now they have two great pass rushers.


The YAC King made some noise at the Senior Bowl and would be a perfect for Williams. Photo Credit: Senior Bowl Staff
The YAC King made some noise at the Senior Bowl and would be a perfect for Williams. Photo Credit: Senior Bowl Staff

The third round, pick number 75, sees the Bears target a skill position with the selection of Malachi Corley, a Western Kentucky wide receiver. His B+ grade is indicative of his ability to stretch the field and make those crucial contested catches, which will be vital for Williams' success. The YAC King rounds out a wide receiver crops that now has Kennan Allen and DJ Moore. The addition of Corley nearly completes the amazing talent upgrade in the WR room. No expert will be able to say that Poles didn't give Williams a chance to succeed. Poles continues to surround him with talent on the outside.


The strategy around the trade was clear and calculated: The Bears traded away their fourth-round pick (R4:122) to the New Orleans Saints—a franchise known for making upward moves nearly every year. In return, the Saints provided the Bears with two later picks: a fifth-rounder (R5:150) and a sixth-rounder (R6:190). This maneuver was a deliberate tactic to gather more picks, allowing the Bears to add more playmakers to their roster.


With the newly acquired fifth-round pick (R5:150), the Bears continued to build for the future, selecting Jordan Travis, a developmental quarterback from Florida State. With a grade of A-, Travis brings depth and competition to the position. Travis is a clear bargain here in the fifth round. He was one of the best in the country prior to his injury. It's always great to have a great talent on the roster. His presence will pose no threat to Williams, but it will instantly give the Bears a solid addition to the QB room.


With their sixth-round pick (R6:190), the Bears chose Anthony Gould, a wide receiver from Oregon State. His grade of B and his notable speed offer the potential for big plays, something the Bears were keen to add to their offense. This moves completes the transformation of the WR crops in Chicago. Gould is a burner and his speed will open up the offense for Moore, Allen, and Corley to dominant underneath.


Every pick in this mock draft is meticulously aimed at constructing a Chicago Bears team not just to compete, but to dominate. The inclusion of a potential franchise QB, a powerful edge rusher, a versatile receiver corps, and the astute trade to accumulate more talent demonstrates a franchise gearing up for triumph.


In the comments tell me if you would have made different choices.


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Let’s see if they mess this kid up too #CHI #Bears

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