● By Rucker Haringey
In many ways, Bears fans should consider Justin Fields the crown jewel of this season’s draft class. After all, the franchise gave up their 2022 first-round pick in the move to acquire their soon-to-be starting quarterback. New head coach Matt Eberflus arrives in the Windy City with a clear directive to build a support system around Fields capable of demonstrating meaningful success this season. Adding some quality veterans in free agency will be a big part of that plan, but nailing the draft can also give Chicago a much-needed infusion of talent. Fans will clamor for the Bears to draft weapons for Fields every time the team goes on the clock. That doesn’t mean Chicago should spend their second-rounder on a shiny new wide receiver. The board might break in favor of adding a high-quality pass defender instead.
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