With the way the standings currently sit in the NFL right now, the Chicago Bears are in line to draft third overall through 11 weeks of play. Whether or not the Bears will stay at pick three is yet to be determined, but quarterback Justin Fields is set to be out for an extended period of time with an ongoing injury to his left shoulder. The Bears could choose to sit Justin until at least the bye, or even shut him down for the year. And if they choose to end his season, things could get ugly in Chicago and keep the Bears picking within the top three picks.
What do the Chicago Bears need in the 2023 NFL Draft?
The Chicago Bears should be looking for at least 2 additions to the defensive line and offensive line, and should always be looking to add to the wide receiver core. Cornerback depth and linebacker depth are also some less obvious needs of this current Bears team, in addition to adding another runningback if they were to not retain running back David Montgomery.
Every pick and trade was done on Pro Football Network as they are a great website to conduct your mock drafts on. I tried to make some of my picks as realistic as possible, meaning if I saw someone who should not be on the board I would not take them. I also conducted my mock draft on the idea that some of the holes on this Bears team have been addressed through free agency, before the draft. I have assumed that the Bears have at least solved their problems at offensive tackle, and have made a signing to add talent to the EDGE rushing room.
Pro Football Network also has a trade simulator feature so I have made the following trades.
The Chicago Bears get pick 60 and pick 165 for pick 59 and 198 from the Dolphins and the Bears get picks 170, 173, and 188 for pick 134 from the Rams.