Pro Picks: Bears edge Panthers to improve their chances of landing No. 1 overall pick

The Chicago Bears can increase their chances of landing the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft by winning a game. It’s not often that a win would help a team improve draft positioning, but the Bears own Carolina’s first-round pick. They host the Panthers on Thursday night. The two struggling teams meet for the first time since a blockbuster trade sent wide receiver D.J. Moore to Chicago and gave Carolina the No. 1 overall pick it used on quarterback Bryce Young. Things haven’t worked out for either team.