Chicago Bears come away with a haul in this updated 2023 NFL mock draft
The Chicago Bears add two defensive players to start the fourth round
R4: 106 | Owen Pappoe | LB | Auburn
There are still six picks left in this mock draft. With the trades I made, the Chicago Bears end up with four fourth-round picks. This brings a run of more defensive players. First up is a player who has the ability to push for a starting spot on this roster. Jack Sanborn proved he can handle playing the middle linebacker spot just fine. What this team needs now is a linebacker who can play the weak-side spot. Bobby Okereke was added, but this team needs depth at the position too.
The first of the fourth-round picks (106) was used on Owen Pappoe. Pappoe is smaller at only 6'1" and 225 pounds. He is very athletic and comes with a strong work ethic. His size limits his ability to play the middle though and this is why he makes a better fit at the Will.
R4: 115 | Brandon Joseph | S | Notre Dame
The Chicago Bears defensive backs are the strongest positional group on the roster. They have four legit starters and only need to find one more to play the nickel cornerback spot. I prefer Kyler Gordon on the outside as opposed to the slot. The Bears and Ryan Poles do not go corner though. Instead, with the 115th-overall pick, the Bears choose Brandon Joseph out of Norte Dame.
Joseph is a bigger safety and 6'1" and just shy of 200 pounds. Joseph has shown an ability to be around the football. He has a nose for turnovers despite only finishing with one while at Notre Dame. Joseph used the transfer portal to move from Northwestern. While at Northwestern though, Joseph had 6 interceptions one year and three as a Junior