The Super Bowl is in the books, and with the arrival of the 2023 offseason, the Chicago Bears will be front and center in almost every major NFL storyline. Armed with the most money to spend in free agency and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft, the Bears will own the next three months of the football calendar.
General manager Ryan Poles’s decisions in free agency will go a long way in dictating the Bears’ 2023 draft plan. Still, a few reasonable predictions can be made right now, even before the first veteran free agent is added in March.
Chicago is expected to trade out of the No. 1 overall pick, which they do in Bears Talk’s first official 2023 mock draft. In this mock, Chicago trades the No. 1 pick and a fourth-round selection (No. 104) to the Indianapolis Colts for No. 4 overall, a second-round pick (No. 35), and a 2024 first-rounder.
It’s an ideal trade scenario that allows the Bears to land one of this year’s top non-quarterback prospects while still loading up with valuable picks in 2023 and 2024.
Let’s get started. Here’s the seven-round haul Poles lands in this Chicago Bears mock draft.