Chicago Bears secure a haul in this recent 2023 mock trade
Round 2, Pick No. 64: Andrew Vorhees
When general manager Ryan Poles was hired back in 2022, he promised to build the Bears’ roster through the trenches. He would continue to uphold that promise by selecting guard Andrew Vorhees, the eighth-ranked offensive lineman in this year’s draft, who could compete for a spot immediately on the Bears’ offensive line.
His injury history does bring up some concern, as he never had a full college season of production. However, his extra year at USC showed promise, as well as helped him gain more experience needed to transition to the NFL level.
Vorhees holds his own against the pass rush, which would give Fields a big sigh of relief. His overall natural strength and explosive play at the point of attack make him a player that the Bears could draft to bolster a lackluster offensive line.
Round 3, Pick No. 79 (via IND): Will McDonald IV
The trench building continues on the opposite end of the ball, as the Bears acquire one of the most athletic and fast defensive linemen in the draft in Will McDonald IV.
Another player who opted into a fifth year of play during his college career, McDonald is a freak athlete who uses all of his 6’3″, 239-pound frames well. He fits the mold of the H.I.T.S principle the Bears’ defense looks for, as he swarms to the ball on every play. Combining that with his solid hand-fighting abilities, and the Bears could land themselves a steal in the draft all while improving a poor pass rush.