The Chicago Bears have several glaring needs entering the 2023 offseason, but none are bigger than pass rusher and offensive line. The Bears’ defense has been downright embarrassing getting after opposing quarterbacks. Chicago ranks dead last in the NFL with just 17 sacks on the season.
An argument can be made that wide receiver remains the Bears’ biggest need on offense, but unless GM Ryan Poles assembles a consistent offensive line around Justin Fields, it won’t matter who’s running routes in 2023. Chicago has a boatload of money to spend in free agency, and the offensive line will be a big target on the open market. But the 2023 NFL Draft will provide Poles and the Bears an opportunity to upgrade both massive need areas.
Luke Easterling did just that in the latest two-round mock draft at The Draft Wire. He sent the Bears a blue-chip pass rusher in the first round and a starting quality offensive tackle in the second.