Bears trading at least 2 1st-round picks for Khalil Mack

State of the Nation The latest on Khalil Mack and projecting the Raiders’ 53-man roster

The Raiders and Bears have an agreement in place to trade Khalil Mack to Chicago, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Cleveland Browns were among the teams that tried to pry 3-time Pro Bowler and 2-time All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack from the Oakland Raiders this week, but the talks weren't successful. We've got to get a better pass rush, we've got to play better defense, period.

The Bears haven't experienced quite the same futility in their search for edge rushers as the Vikings a decade ago, but they have had their own struggles addressing that spot in the draft and free agency combined.

In 2015, he was named o the first-team All-Pro as outside linebacker and defensive end. Mack has 11 passes defensed and nine forced fumbles.

Mack would be an outside linebacker in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's defense, which ranked 10th past year in yards allowed and ninth in points.

According to National Football League insider Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are receiving two first-round picks in exchange for one of the NFL's most-dominant edge rushers. He was prepared to sit out games during the regular season in order to receive a new contract heading into the 2018 season.

The Bears may have paid a premium, but sometimes premium prices get you the best quality.

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