3 Draft-Day Trades Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery Should Be Exploring

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3 Draft-Day Trades Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery Should Be Exploring
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We're a long, long way from the NFL draft and therefore a long way from knowing what could or should happen when it comes, but Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery always seems to have a plan.

Making some moves on draft day could very well figure into that plan.

Every potential draft-day trade depends on what happens during that always unpredictable event. In the following slides, I'll break down a few scenarios that could have Emery wheeling and dealing.

There are also some moves that could happen regardless of how the draft breaks, as some trades could work for both teams. 

What we've learned in the past is that Emery likes to have options on draft day. In his first year in charge, he traded for Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall, which meant the Bears didn't have to draft a receiver with their first pick.

Last season, he signed left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett on the first day of free agency, so the Bears could draft the best player on their board when their turn came.

It should be expected that Emery will give the team options again this offseason before draft day strikes, and he'll be well-prepared, regardless of how the draft breaks.

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