ESPN NFL Draft expert Todd McShay published a new 2023 mock draft Wednesday, and it has the Chicago Bears making a blockbuster trade with the No. 1 overall pick.
McShay has the Bears sending the top pick to the Indianapolis Colts for a bevy of selections.
“The return could come down to just how desperate the QB-needy teams get and how much they fall in love with a specific passer,” McShay wrote. “But I’d expect the Bears to receive something in the ballpark of the No. 4 pick, a second-rounder (No. 35), a fifth-rounder and maybe even an additional Round 1 selection in 2024.”
A trade like this would set the Chicago Bears up for long-term success. The No. 4 pick in this year’s draft could result in either Will Anderson Jr. or Jalen Carter as the Bears’ selection. Both prospects are considered the best non-quarterbacks in the 2023 class. And even if neither is on the board when Chicago is on the clock, the value of the No. 35 pick and a 2024 first-rounder will ease the pain.