Chicago Bears make a blockbuster trade in this recent 2023 mock draft

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The Chicago Bears are currently holding the second-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft again. There are still two weeks left this season and anything can happen. As it stands, the team is guaranteed a top-six pick. However, the hope at this point is that they land the first-overall pick or keep the second-overall pick. If they lose out, they are guaranteed the second-round pick. If they lose out and Houston wins one more game, then they will take the first-overall pick.

I’ll admit, I never thought this was possible. The team should have won more than three games this year. I put money on it happening, yet in every close game they were in, they found ways to lose. That’s what happens when you don’t have enough talent.

The Chicago Bears make a blockbuster mock draft trade

As fans, we want the Chicago Bears to add top-level talent like Will Anderson and Jalen Carter. However, the team has to consider all options, and when the team has this many holes, one top-level talent is not necessarily the way to go. There is not one way to build a winning franchise. I can sit here and argue why this team needs Jalen Carter and shouldn’t even consider trading down. I can tell you how the team should look to only trade down a few spots, add some draft capital, and still hope for Jalen Carter. That’s not a lock to happen though.

Well, in a recent 2023 mock draft that The Draft Network put together, the Chicago Bears retained the second-overall pick. However, they traded this pick in a blockbuster type of deal. Please note, this is not my mock draft. Click the link to read the entire mock draft by TDN.