Ryan Poles

Which 2023 NFL Draft prospects have the Chicago Bears met with?

The Chicago Bears, like every team in the NFL, are doing their due diligence to gather as much information as possible about as many 2023 NFL draft prospects as they can. There are various ways to obtain that intel, ranging from meetings at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine to a list of 30 players who will visit the Bears’ team facility.

Sometimes, prospect meetings are a smokescreen to throw opposing general managers off a team’s trail. Other times, they’re arranged because of serious interest.

According to various sources readily available online, here’s who the Chicago Bears have met with (or will meet with) so far.

*This list is limited to the scouting combine and upcoming visits.

2023 NFL Combine:

Will Anderson, Edge, Alabama
Julus Brents, CB, Kansas State
K.J. Henry, Edge, Clemson
Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State
Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland
B.J. Ojulari, Edge, LSU
Zacch Pickens, DL, South Carolina
Rashee Rice, WR, SMU
Noah Taylor, Edge, Kansas
Tyree Wilson, Edge, Texas Tech
Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

Chicago Bears Top 30 Prospect Visits:

Deslin Alexander, Edge, Pitt
Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia
Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland
Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

Of the names on these lists, Jalen Carter, Tyree Wilson, Devon Witherspoon, Paris Johnson Jr., and Jaxon Smith-Njigba are all candidates to be the Bears’ first-round pick at No. 9 overall. Poles and Bears coach Matt Eberflus attended several big-school pro days over the last few days, including Northwestern’s, where offensive lineman Peter Skoronski is expected to draw serious consideration in the first round as well.

The 2023 NFL draft from Kansas City kicks off with the first round on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. EST. Rounds 2 and 3 will take place on Friday, with the final three rounds (4 thru 7) wrapping up on Saturday.

We’ll have complete coverage of every Chicago Bears 2023 selection here on Bears Talk.

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