Chicago Bears land two future picks in 2023 mock draft trade with Panthers

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Chicago Bears, Tyree Wilson
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Chicago Bears select a defensive end with their first-round pick at ninth overall

1st Round | 9th Overall | Tyree Wilson, EDGE – Texas Tech

With Will Anderson, Jalen Carter and Myles Murphy off the board, the Chicago Bears look to the third-best prospect at the EDGE position. Bryan Bresee was another option and if his medicals come back in a positive light before the draft, he could be the better option here. We all know how much Matt Eberflus covets a top-tier 3-technique.

Taking Tyree Wilson here would not be a bad choice though. Wilson is a monster athlete with a 6’6″ and 275-pound frame. If you look at his film though, he doesn’t move like a man this big. In his sophomore year (first year at Texas Tech), Wilson only played 388 snaps, but still recorded two sacks and six pressures. In his junior year, he played almost double the amount of his sophomore snaps and recorded seven sacks and 37 pressures. This past season, Wilson saw fewer snaps due to a foot injury but finished with another seven sacks and 50 pressures.

Wilson has the size, speed and strength to become a dominant force in the NFL. He is quick enough and fluid enough to get around the edge no matter the type of blocker. He has quick hands too which allows him to engage blockers immediately but can use some NFL coaching to help him develop a larger and better amount of counter moves. As good as he is at getting to the quarterback, Tyree Wilson needs to improve as a run-stopper. He makes for a great prospect though and will fit in nicely for a Chicago Bears team that struggled to collect sacks.