Recent CBS 2023 NFL mock draft is embarrassment for the Chicago Bears

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The Chicago Bears trade down with the Indianapolis Colts

In this 2023 mock draft, CBS has the Chicago Bears trade down from first overall to fourth overall. The trade was with the Indianapolis Colts but there is no way that the Bears received enough in this trade.

Some fans might think the return value here is enough for the first-overall pick, but without a future first-rounder, it just isn’t getting the job done. The first-overall pick has a value of 3,000. Let’s look at what CBS put together as a trade package by the Colts.

"1st Overall = 3,000 for: 4th Overall = 1,800 35th Overall = 550 79th Overall = 195 2024 2nd Rounder = 200"

When we add these values up, the return is only 2,745 and nearly 250 points short of the value the Chicago Bears currently hold. For CBS to come up with a correct value, that 2024 second-round pick needs to be a 2024 first-round pick instead. That pick is valued at 440 points and would put the value of the return from the Colts at 2,985 — much closer to the 3,000-point value of the top pick in the draft.