The Chicago Bears added an extra 2023 NFL Draft pick to their arsenal Thursday when the league awarded them a seventh-round compensatory selection, bringing their total number of draft picks to nine.
Here’s where the Bears are currently slated to pick when the NFL Draft kicks off on April 27:
- 1st Round – 1st overall
- 2nd Round – 53rd overall (From Ravens)
- 3rd Round – 65th overall
- 4th Round – 103rd overall
- 4th Round – 134th overall (From Eagles)
- 5th Round – 136th overall
- 5th Round – 151st overall
- 7th Round – 220th overall
- 7th Round – 258th overall
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The Chicago Bears are expected to trade the No. 1 overall, and there’s a chance a deal will be made before free agency’s negotiation window opens on March 13. If GM Ryan Poles does trade back, you can bet the Bears will add more picks to their 2023 and 2024 (and perhaps 2025) totals.
Poles proved during the 2022 NFL draft that he likes having a lot of picks. He selected 11 players last year: three defensive backs, four offensive linemen, and a wide receiver, edge rusher, running back and punter.
Call it a hunch, but I think the Chicago Bears will top that number during the 2023 NFL Draft.