Bears Likely To Trade Down [Tribune]
Which brings us to a trade. Personnel director Tim Ruskell has acknowledged that it could be worth considering moving up. And the Bears might have to move up to get an immediate impact player.
But the price might be prohibitive, unless one of their targeted players slides and they merely need to move up a few spots.
Understand this about the Bears. As a result of trades and misses, they have one player on their roster from the first three rounds of the last two drafts — safety Major Wright. This is a team that is badly in need of an infusion of multiple young players. For their long-term health, the Bears need numbers of solid players more than they need one difference maker.
So barring something unusual, a trade up probably is not in the Bears' best interests. A trade down, on the other hand, could be exactly what the draft doctor ordered.