Chicago Bears

ESPN: Bears’ rookie class will make biggest impact in 2023

The Chicago Bears had a successful 2023 NFL draft. Adding a first-round offensive tackle, a cover cornerback and beef along the defensive line on Day 2, and a potential starting running back and speedy receiver on Day 3 adds up to a rookie class that will play a significant amount of snaps next season.

According to ESPN NFL analyst Matt Bowen, those snaps will be so significant that the Bears rookies will make the biggest impact of any first-year group in the league.

“The Bears added depth and talent at premium positions, with a couple of potential Day 3 steals,” Bowen wrote. “Darnell Wright is your Day 1 starter at right tackle. Both Gervon Dexter Sr. and Zacch Pickens have the traits to create interior disruption on the defensive front, and corner Tyrique Stevenson brings a physical play demeanor to the secondary. Plus, running back Roschon Johnson and wide receiver Tyler Scott could factor into the offensive game plan as rookies.”

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