The Cincinnati Bengals potentially help the LA Chargers with the fifth overall pick
4. Chicago Bears: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
The Chicago Bears trade up with the Atlanta Falcons! The Bears are a sleeper team that I do not see a lot of people talking about, with the focus instead on teams like the New England Patriots potentially trading up.
This is a big drop for the Atlanta Falcons but they get a haul in this package. The Bears trade the 20th overall pick, 52nd overall pick, a 2022 first, 2023 second and 2024 first, 2025 second. The Falcons get three first-round picks (what Miami got for the third pick) plus the Bears’ second-round pick this year and two future second-round picks.
You could even throw some conditions in the trade as well, this is what we are working with.
Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are desperate to save their jobs and this is their last hail mary to do so. Sorry, Andy Dalton. You’ll be a good veteran backup.
5. Cincinnati Bengals: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
The Bengals should be taking Penei Sewell here but instead, they take the top receiver in the draft to pair him with his college quarterback Joe Burrow. The Bengals really don’t need a first-round receiver and this is absolutely the wrong move but I still see them catering to Burrow and hoping to create the next great NFL duo.
This increases the chances of Penei Sewell or Rashawn Slater falling to the LA Chargers at 13. But will they?
6. Miami Dolphins: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Kyle Pitts falls to the Miami Dolphins and they cannot pass on him. Pitts is one of the best pure pass-catching prospects we have seen in the draft and truly is a special prospect that comes around once every so often.
He is one of those draft prospects that we all know is going to be great. There is little debate to that. Miami cannot pass that up and pairs him with Tua Tagovailoa.