Chicago Bears

These 4 players would be ideal 1st-round picks for the Chicago Bears

At this point in the 2023 NFL Draft process, the only thing Chicago Bears fans can do is wait. Mock drafts have provided every conceivable scenario for the No. 9 pick. Trade speculation continues to percolate. Social media debate rages on.

When it’s all said and done, all that matters is that Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles drafts a good player in the first round. Sounds simple, right?

The Bears’ first-round pick will get the most publicity, but building a championship team requires more than just a smash hit in Round 1. Poles must construct a quality draft class in 2023. He can’t miss with either of his two second-round picks, and it’d be fantastic if he lands a starter somewhere on Day 3.

But it all kicks off with that pesky first-rounder.

After months of player evaluation, I believe these four players represent the best first-round value for Poles and the Chicago Bears. At least one should be on the board at the ninth pick.

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