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With the 24th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Khalil Mack

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Chicago Bears’ fans, the 2019 NFL Draft is off and running, and we didn’t want you guys to feel left out of the hope fans get when adding new players, so remember this guy?

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Well... Not exactly, but it is kind of what happened.

The Chicago Bears are sitting out day one of the 2019 NFL Draft because last September they sent a package of draft picks to the Oakland Raiders for All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack.

Here’s what Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace agreed to send to Oakland.

A first-round draft pick in 2019 and 2020, a third-round pick in 2020, and a 2019 sixth-round pick.

In return for those four selections, the Bears got Mack, who is one of the best players of this generation, a 2020 second-round round draft pick, which looks to be in the top half of the round, and a conditional 2020 fifth-round draft pick.

The Bears were a team on the upswing in 2018, but by getting Mack their defense went to a different level. Chicago had the number one defense a year ago, and Mack made his third First-Team All-Pro team. The 28-year old had 12.5 sacks in 14 games for the Bears, while the Raiders had 13 as a team.

Knowing what you guys do now, how would you grade the Mack acquisition?