The 2023 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night with the first round. It will feature 31 picks instead of the usual 32. The Miami Dolphins forfeited their first rounder after an NFL investigation last summer.
The Chicago Bears are slated to pick ninth, but that could change as the first round unfolds. GM Ryan Poles may decide to move up if a player like Will Anderson Jr. begins to slide.
The opposite is also true. The Chicago Bears could decide there isn’t a must-have prospect on the board at No. 9. Poles will be open for business and more picks.
For now, here’s the 2023 NFL Draft first-round order.