3 positions Chicago Bears must address on day three of 2023 NFL draft

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2. Chicago Bears have to get some edge rusher help

Another position that we thought that the Chicago Bears might hit during the second day of the NFL draft was edge rusher. To be fair to the Bears, the edge rushers were flying off of the board, and most of the names that we thought could fall to them were already gone.

It started when Will McDonald and Felix Anudike-Uzomah went in round one after questions about whether that would happen. Then, Derick Hall and Isaiah Foskey when higher than expected. BJ Ojulari and Keion White flew off the board, and the next thing you knew the Bears had limited options. You can tell they were limited because after the Bears picked 56th, they did not see an edge rusher go until pick 75, with Zach Harrison going in round three. There just was not a player worth taking in that range the way things fell.

So, the Chicago Bears need to hit edge rusher now. The top names that stand out are Yasir Abdullah and Isaiah McGuire. Both would be great in the rotation. Still, there are also some sleeper options such as Junior Fehoko, Dylan Horton, Ikenna Enechukwu, KJ Henry, and a few more guys.

Needless to say, the Bears missed the sweet spot on day two, but they could find themselves in the middle of sweet spot for edge rusher on Saturday. Do not be surprised if the Chicago Bears even double-dip, since they are taking a few lower value swings at this spot.