The perfect scenario for the Chicago Bears may have played out in the latest 2023 NFL mock draft from CBS Sports.
In this mock authored by Chris Trapasso, the Bears trade down from No. 1 overall to No. 4 and receive the Indianapolis Colts’ second and fourth-round picks in 2023, along with their first-round pick in 2024, and their second-rounder in 2025.
While some Bears fans may be disappointed that the trade didn’t produce two future first-round picks, the fact the No. 1 pick turned into this many selections — including a high pick in 2025 — is a win.
It’s an even bigger victory when factoring in who Chicago lands with the fourth pick: Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson Jr.
“Anderson gives me serious Khalil Mack vibes, which makes this perfect for the Bears, particularly after trading back,” Trapasso wrote.