The Chicago Bears shook up the 2023 NFL Draft when they traded the No. 1 pick to the Carolina Panthers for wide receiver D.J. Moore and a haul of draft selections in 2023, 2024, and 2025, including the No. 9 pick in this year’s first round.
Since then, the Bears have been active in free agency, bolstering their defense with linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and TJ Edwards, and defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker. Chicago added help to their offensive line with guard Nate Davis, too.
But there are still gaping holes on the roster. Right tackle immediately comes to mind, and in the latest 2023 NFL mock draft from Fox Sports, the Chicago Bears take a swing at one of the top offensive lineman in the draft class, Northwestern’s Peter Skoronski.
“If anything is good or right in the world, the Bears will keep Skoronski in the Chicagoland area,” Fox Sports’ Carmen Vitali wrote. “Chicago signed Nate Davis on the interior but has yet to address any need on the outside of the line. And there is a need. Skoronski is by far the most polished Northwestern player, and short arms never stopped Rashawn Slater from being one of the best at his position. I say Skoronski follows in his footsteps and gives the Bears the upgrade they need at left tackle while Braxton Jones continues to develop.”