Chicago Bears land a top prospect in full seven-round 2023 mock draft

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As the 2023 NFL Draft gets closer and closer with each day, it’s officially mock draft season.  Happy mock draft Monday…err…Tuesday, Chicago Bears fans.

In this mock draft, it will be a full seven-round mock with no trade backs — or trades at all.

While I’m confident that Ryan Poles will be eager to trade back, both due to his comments about building through the draft, as well as the strategy Poles showcased in the 2022 draft, trading will likely happen.

That said, I find the trades in most mock draft simulators to be — for lack of a better term— not great. They’re either way too rich for one team, or a deal that likely would never happen in real life.

And obviously, the mock draft itself might be nothing close to how the actual draft goes. That said, NFL Mock Draft Database is the simulator I chose to use, as it’s been the most accurate in terms of where players get drafted.

Does that mean it’s perfect? Of course not.

Mock drafts are supposed to be exploratory, though, it’d be nice to nail a mock draft 100%.

That’s my goal each time I do a mock draft, however, sometimes I’ll “get my guy” on a player who might not be in line with where they’re selected.

But, without further ado, let’s get into the Chicago Bears’ first pick of this 2023 NFL mock draft, shall we?