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'It's going to be hard to make this team': An early Chicago Bears 53-man roster projection

Nicholas Moreano Avatar
May 8, 2024
Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze at their first press conference as Chicago Bears players.

Two days prior to the 2024 NFL Draft, general manager Ryan Poles and assistant general manager Ian Cunningham met with the local Chicago media at Halas Hall.

At that time, the Bears only had four picks going into the 2024 NFL Draft.

Poles was asked about his comfortability on having such little draft capital.

"Yeah, things shift and change as you go along," Poles said. "It’s gonna be hard to make this team now. It’s gonna be really hard to make this team.'

After trading a 2025 fourth-round pick to get back into the fifth round, the Bears selected five players to finish their 2024 Draft Class: USC QB Caleb Williams (No. 1), Washington WR Rome Odunze (No. 9), Yale OT Kiran Amega...

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