Chicago Bears 2023 Draft: The players Ryan Poles should have drafted at each pick

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Pick No. 53: The Chicago Bears should have drafted Tuli Tuipulotu

Look, I don't have anything against Gervon Dexter. Matt Eberflus and his staff are wanting to build the defensive line from the inside out. I am just a bigger fan of Tuli Tuipulotu. Tuipulotu shined in 2022 while playing with his hand in the dirt. He has a solid get-off and decent size. He finished the 2022 season with 13 sacks and 37 hurries. Tuipulotu has the quickness to rush inside and the ability to bend the edge. He would instantly start for the Chicago Bears at one of the defensive end spot.

Selecting three defensive tackles was a little excessive. Ryan Poles said he views all three of them as hybrid players who can play both the 3-technique and the 1-technique. Watching Gervon Dexter's film, he looks slow getting off the ball. However, he talks about how he was tasked with playing a 2-gap system that didn't allow him to consistently rush the passer. His film confirms this and he will make for a strong run defender no matter what. That said, Tuli Tuipulotu is a solid run defender also.

Tuli Tuipulotu was the very next pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. He went to the Los Angeles Chargers and will fit in nicely with Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack. He would have fit in nicely in this Bears' defense too. Now that I went in a different direction with the 53rd-overall pick, there will be a snowball effect with the other picks.