Bears secure top-4 draft pick, can still land No. 1 overall selection


(670 The Score) As the Bears seek significant improvement this offseason, the NFL Draft will present a key opportunity.

The Bears (3-13) have secured at least a top-four pick in the NFL Draft after a 41-10 setback to the Lions on Sunday, which marked Chicago's franchise-worst ninth straight defeat. Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Bears are currently in line for the No. 2 pick but could still land the No. 1 selection.

The Bears are a half-game behind the NFL-worst Texans (2-13-1). The Bears host the Vikings (12-4) on Sunday at Soldier Field, while the Texans will visit the Colts (4-11-1) on Sunday. If the Bears lose and the Texans win, Chicago will land the No. 1 pick. If both teams lose, the Bears will land the the No. 2 selection.

The Seahawks (8-8) currently own the No. 3 pick through a trade with the Broncos (4-12) that sent quarterback Russell Wilson from Seattle to Denver. The Cardinals (4-12) currently hold the No. 4 pick. Teams with a lower strength of schedule get the better pick in a tiebreaker in the NFL Draft.

Chicago currently has the higher opponents' win percentage (.566) than Denver (.485) and Arizona (.526).

The Bears last made the No. 2 overall selection in 2017, when they traded up one slot to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.

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