The Chicago Bears land a generational talent in this 2023 NFL mock draft
By Ryan Olson
The Chicago Bears look to find help on the defensive line with a potential star
First Pick — 1st Round — 3rd Overall
Jalen Carter, Defensive Tackle – Georgia
A defensive tackle being picked within the top three by the Bears just might be the most stereotypical “Bears pick” of all time. Generally speaking, drafting an interior defensive lineman within the top three is very poor asset management due to positional value rules. However, all of that goes out the window with Jalen Carter, he is a beast, some would say generational talent. This season since coming back from injury he has fit the bill, he cut weight this offseason to add explosiveness to fit the mold of a three-technique rusher, and it is paying off.
Carter is not only good against the rush but has leaped a pass rusher due to his slimming down. Some would say Carter is the best player in the draft, and I would not be shocked to see him be picked right behind Alabama’s Bryce Young come April. Carter solves a ton of the Bears’ problems on defense.
Second Pick — 2nd round — 60th Overall
Marvin Mims, Wide Receiver – Oklahoma
Marvin Mims has been a day-one contributor at Oklahoma as he broke out as a true freshman and has been good ever since. He has top-end speed that will make him a deep threat at the NFL level and is great after the catch with great vision and the ability to make defenders miss.
However, Mims does not have the biggest route tree yet, which is something that happens when you are in a Lincoln Riley offense for so long. But his development should be encouraging because all the writing is on the wall for him to become a great NFL receiver.