2023 NFL Draft

Chicago Bears 2023 NFL Draft Primer: Running Back

The Chicago Bears kick off their 2023 NFL Draft with the No. 9 pick in the first round, assuming they keep the selection. There’s a reasonable chance GM Ryan Poles will trade down to acquire more draft capital, but for now, we’ll start this Bears draft primer with the picks as they currently stand.

The Chicago Bears’ list of roster needs is a long one. Offensive tackle and a 3-tech defensive lineman rank near the top as the 2023 draft closes in. Cornerback and edge rusher are strong first-round candidates too. Offensive skill positions like wide receiver will likely be addressed on Day 2 or later.

One position that will be addressed in the middle rounds (if not earlier) is running back. Veteran David Montgomery departed in free agency. While the Chicago Bears did add D’Onta Foreman and Travis Homer to complement expected starter Khalil Herbert this offseason, a rookie addition is logical. Last year’s sixth-round pick, Trestan Ebner, is on the roster bubble.

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