Ranking 5 sleeper centers Chicago Bears must consider in 2023 NFL Draft

Oct 8, 2022; Tucson, Arizona, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Alex Forsyth (78) against the
Oct 8, 2022; Tucson, Arizona, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Alex Forsyth (78) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Bears will be in the market for a starting center in the 2023 NFL draft. They can start Cody Whitehair, but that is much more of a short term plan, and they cannot expect Whitehair to stay healthy and be trusted throughout the year. So, they need to find someone. We have discussed the top five options, but who are some sleepers that the Bears may consider?

5. Chicago Bears should consider drafting Alex Forsyth from Oregon

Alex Forsyth is a day-three player who may end up being an NFL starter. The reality with Forsyth is that he does not have any overpowering traits that push him into day two conversations. He is 24 years old, and this offseason he had shoulder surgery. He had a tough run of injuries at Oregon and is not overly big, or athletic.

You can see that the ceiling is not sky-high. Still, you have a three-year starter for the Oregon Ducks at center, and a player who made all the calls the line, and set the protections. He plays with excellent technique, and understanding of angles, and certainly plays to the HITS principle.

Alex Forsyth had solid tape against Jalen Carter, and while he was overpowered, you saw a center come in with a plan and play to his strengths. It shows a mature player who can take the week-in and week-out of the NFL that features different matchups against different players.

So, the ceiling is low, and the floor could be reasonably high. Nobody needs flash from a center, just somebody they can trust. The medicals may be the big thing to worry about with Forsyth, and we know the Chicago Bears in particular will not ding him for his age. Keep an eye on Alex Forsyth to the Chicago Bears.