7 Draft prospects who can help attain a Chicago Bears Super Bowl

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I am still riding the high from the Chicago Bears victory over the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. In fact, I drank too much of the Kool-Aid and put money on them to not only cover against the spread next week when facing the Cowboys but also put money on them to win outright. I know, crazy!

Even with the Bears coming off a big win, I know that this team is not close to being ready to compete for a Super Bowl. Well, when I say close, I mean in 2022. With over $100 million in salary cap to spend next season and a nearly full set of draft picks, I am hoping this team can make a quick shift between 2022 and 2023.

When we look at the wide receiver position, there isn’t much available on the free agent front. Offensive line looks slightly better, but this team needs to keep building through the draft either way. We just saw two rookie defensive backs help lead the Chicago Bears to a win over the Patriots. Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker weren’t the only young players making an impact. Khalil Herbert, Dominque Robinson, and even Braxton Jones were making plays at different times throughout the game.

The Chicago Bears should be able to draft a player who adds much-needed talent

Right now, the Chicago Bears would pick 14th overall should the season end today. This is four spots later than they were picking prior to the win over the Patriots. I don’t expect many more wins to come this season, but it’s likely the team finds themselves drafting their first pick somewhere between 10th and 18th overall.

This will put them out of the running on players like Will Anderson (EDGE) and Jalen Carter (DT). Wait, defense? Yeah, these two are close to being locks to find immediate top-level success at the NFL level. The only hope that one falls is a huge run on quarterbacks.

This also means that the Chicago Bears are likely out on the top offensive linemen too. Two of Broderick Jones, Paris Johnson or Peter Skoronski will likely be off the board. Let’s look at seven prospects who have a chance at being available when the Bears pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and can still help propel the team into Super Bowl contention.