Bears Have Reportedly Made Calls About Trading Up Early Tonight

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Bears Have Reportedly Made Calls About Trading Up Early Tonight

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Conventional wisdom would suggest the Chicago Bears use their draft pick capital to trade down tonight/this weekend.

But not only does conventional wisdom rarely seem to apply to the Bears, GM Ryan Pace also has a knack for trading up when given the opportunity to secure his preferred prospect. With that in mind, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport hears the Bears are among the teams making phone calls regarding a possible move up the draft board.

Here’s his scoop:

For what it’s worth, Rapoport mentions the Bengals, Colts (34th), and Dolphins (39th) as teams that seem willing to trade back. So perhaps there is a partner there if the Bears choose to trade up and land their preferred prospect.

There is no shortage of players I can imagine the Bears trying to move up to get, headlined by a handful of secondary players who many projected to land in the first down. Safeties Xavier McKinney (Alabama), Grant Delpit (LSU), and Antoine Winfield Jr. (Minnesota) come to mind. As do cornerbacks Trevon Diggs (Alabama) and Kristian Fulton (LSU). The same could be said about receivers Denzel Mims (Baylor) or Tee Higgins (Clemson).

Stay tuned, Bears fans. The draft could start heating up from the get-go,

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.