2024 NFL Mock Draft: 1 premier first-round selection for each NFC North team

In this 2024 NFL Mock Draft preview, the Chicago Bears get aggressive while a few new faces at quarterback join the NFC North.

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The Bears' first pick at No. 2 overall in our 2024 NFC North Midseason Mock Draft is Marvin Harrison Jr, the exceptional wide receiver from Ohio State. With his impressive track record, Harrison provides the firepower the Bears need to support their quarterback, Justin Fields.

The Buckeye wideout is a standout prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft. His father, Marvin Harrison Sr., is a Hall-of-Famer, and Jr. has inherited his talent. He has been showing off his skill on the field and making quite a name for himself. 

With his size and speed, MHJ is a nightmare for opposing defenders. His ability to catch the ball and his knack for making big plays when it matters most has been acknowledged. Harrison Jr. is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, making him the ideal size for a WR1. His precision and calculated approach to the game are evident through his hands and footwork, plus his contested catch percentage of 60.0 percent last season was impressive. 

Also, he led all wide receivers in the FBS with 36 explosive plays. His stat sheet in 2022 was impressive, with 77 catches, 1,263 yards, and 14 touchdowns. However, he wasn't satisfied and said to watch his 2023 season for a better all-around showing. And nine games in, he has the Buckeyes ranked No. 1 in the country with 52 catches, 904 yards, and 10 touchdowns. Marvin Harrison Jr. is the complete package and one of the top receivers in recent college football history.

There was a lot of debate about the quarterback situation in Chicago. Still, this draft is deep enough, and the Bears have the draft capital to select the top wide receiver prospect of a generation and stand by the capable Fields while drafting a contingency plan later on.