Should the Chicago Bears make this trade with the Steelers at the 2023 NFL Draft?

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Chicago Bears, Calijah Kancey
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Players the Chicago Bears could end up with at 17 after this trade

If we look at a few different mock draft simulators, there are some key names that keep showing up. I ran 100 mock drafts on four different sites. Here is a list of the key names that the Chicago Bears could consider at 17.

Lukas Van Ness, EDGE - Iowa

Many people think that Lukas Van Ness could go as high as nine. I don't see it, but there is no guarantee he falls this far. That said, he has shown up enough times in the 100 simulations that I think he deserves a mention. Van Ness has great size and length. He fits the profile that Ryan Poles likes in his defensive linemen and would be a great option at 17.

Joey Porter, CB - Penn State

Corner is definitely an option for the Chicago Bears early. The team needs a third corner to be truly successful. I'm not sure Kindle Vildor is the answer. Alright, that's too kind. I know Kindle Vildor isn't the answer. Joey Porter isn't my top option but there is no way Devon Witherspoon or Christian Gonzalez falls this far. Porter wouldn't be my top option but he'd be a decent option at 17.

Calijah Kancey, DT - Pitt

A guy I would like to see taken at this point in the draft would be Calijah Kancey. Kancey doesn't have the length that matches what Ryan Poles and his staff seem to be looking for in the trenches, but everything else checks out. He can be a disruptor in the NFL and plays one of the most important positions on Matt Eberflus' defense.

Darnell Wright, OT - Oklahoma

I am only putting this name here to appease those who think Darnell Wright makes sense for the Chicago Bears. Personally, I don't believe he is a scheme fit for this offense and he doesn't fit the mold Ryan Poles is looking for in his offensive linemen. That said, at 17, he makes more sense than say the Bears taking him at nine.