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Tracking Bears’ official pre-draft visits ahead of 2024 NFL draft

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We’re less than a month away from the 2024 NFL draft, where the Chicago Bears are working on finalizing their draft board. The Bears are in the middle of their pre-draft process, where they’re allowed to host 30 prospects for official pre-draft visits ahead of the draft. That doesn’t include local visits.

Ahead of the draft, the Bears have some positions they’re looking to address in edge rusher, defensive tackle, quarterback and wide receiver. While general manager Ryan Poles has just four draft picks to work with, he has two inside the top 10 and all four selections are within the first four rounds.

Here’s an updated tracker of the Bears’ reported pre-draft visits in 2024, both Top 30 and local:

Sep 24, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Chicago Bears helmet and ball cap against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: IMAGN-710546 ORIG FILE ID: 20230924_lbm_sm8_048.JPG

These visits do not include players from the Chicago area or attending schools in the area.

USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) during the pregame warmup before playing the Arizona State Sun Devils at Mountain America Stadium in Tempe on Sept. 23, 2023.

Malik Nabers 8 as the LSU Tigers take on Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 25, 2023.

Jan 1, 2024; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) warms up before playing against the Texas Longhorns in the 2024 Sugar Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 2, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dallas Turner (15) celebrates after a sack in the second quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia tight end Brock Bowers (19) scores a touchdown during the second half of a NCAA college football game against Ole Miss in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. Georgia won 52-17.

Oct 28, 2023; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60) at the line of scrimmage against the Kansas Jayhawks during the game at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State defensive end Chop Robinson (44) celebrates after sacking Massachusetts quarterback Taisun Phommachanh in the first half of a NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions won, 63-0.

Nov 11, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils offensive lineman Graham Barton (62) before the game at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 16, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Yale Bulldogs offensive lineman Kiran Amegadjie (72) blocks Connecticut Huskies defensive lineman Lwal Uguak (98) during the first half at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 17, 2022; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers offensive lineman Zach Frazier (54) during the first quarter against the Towson Tigers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 18, 2023; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats tight end Ben Sinnott (34) catches a touchdown pass against Kansas Jayhawks safety Marvin Grant (4) during the first half at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 30, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; National running back Dylan Laube of New Hampshire (40) runs the ball during practice for the National team at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – OCTOBER 14: Cam Hart #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on against the USC Trojans during the first half at Notre Dame Stadium on October 14, 2023 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Oct 14, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Nehemiah Pritchett (1) lines up against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 30, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; American defensive back Elijah Jones of Boston College (29) works through drills during practice for the American team at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 2, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Tulane Green Wave wide receiver Jha’Quan Jackson (4) reacts to scoring touchdown against the South Alabama Jaguars during the second half at Yulman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 30, 2023; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Andru Phillips (23) celebrates an incomplete pass intended for Florida Gators wide receiver Ricky Pearsall (1) during the second quarter at Kroger Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 28, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Chicago Bears helmet on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Players from local schools (like Northwestern, Illinois, Notre Dame) and players who attended high school in the Chicago area don’t count against Top 30 visits.

Sep 30, 2023; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Javontae Jean-Baptiste (1) celebrates during the first half of the game against Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 10, 2022; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini defensive lineman Keith Randolph Jr. (88) reacts after Saturday’s 24-3 win over the Virginia Cavaliers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 7, 2023; Evanston, Illinois, USA; Howard Bison defensive back Derrick Hartley Jr. (20) defends Northwestern Wildcats wide receiver Cam Johnson (14) during the second half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 27: Julian Pearl #54 and Tommy DeVito #3 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrate a touchdown against the Wyoming Cowboys during the first half at Memorial Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Oct 20, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Temple Owls quarterback Quincy Patterson (16) warms up prior to the game against the SMU Mustangs at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 14, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A Chicago Bears helmet and gloves sit on the field prior to the game between the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 16, 2023; Boise, Idaho, USA; North Dakota Fighting Hawks running back Luke Skokna (7) is tackled by Boise State Broncos safety Rodney Robinson (4) during second half action at Albertsons Stadium. Boise State defeats North Dakota 42-18. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 16, 2023; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Anthony Grant (23) runs against Northern Illinois Huskies linebacker Tyler Jackson (0) during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 2, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels running back Ulysses Bentley IV (24) runs the ball as Mercer Bears defensive back Tavion McCarthy (4) attempts to make the tackle during the first half at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 27, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A detailed view of the Chicago Bears helmet during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Trevor Keegan (77) against the Washington Huskies during the 2024 College Football Playoff national championship game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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