Chicago Bears 2023 NFL Draft: Ryan Poles proves rumors to be true in full mock draft

Chicago Bears, Ryan Poles
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Chicago Bears Pick No. 133: Riley Moss, CB - Iowa

The one position that isn't being talked about enough for the Chicago Bears in regard to draft needs is cornerback. The team has two starters at the moment and only one of them is considered a shutdown-type option in Jaylon Johnson. The upside of Kyler Gordon makes sense and I called that pick after the first round ended last year. However, he has been very inconsistent and looked better on the outside than at nickel. That said, I think the team wants him to be the starting nickel and not the perimeter corner.

To help keep Gordon in the slot, taking Riley Moss in the fourth round can help. Moss has the ability to get his hands on the football. He has seven interceptions over the last three years at Iowa. He even returned three of those for touchdowns. Moss is long at 6'1" and has some solid size at 193 pounds. He isn't slow either as he ran a 4.45 40-yard dash.

Moss has the athleticism that I think puts him on Ryan Poles' radar and could make him the perfect late, fourth-round pick. He could push the likes of Kindle Vildor or maybe a veteran addition in the post-draft wave of free agency. He needs to work on his footwork and ability to move his hips if he's going to lock himself in as a full-time starter. As a late-round option, I'm willing to take the risk for his upside.