Chicago Bears Three Round 2023 NFL Mock Draft
With four selections in the first 64 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears are in a good position to make additions to their roster.
After a trade from number one overall down to nine, the Chicago Bears picked up a star receiver in D.J. Moore, an extra second rounder in this year’s draft, as well as the Panthers’ first round pick next year.
They also have used some of the cap space they entered the offseason with to add talent to the roster. These additions include linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards, defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker, guard Nate Davis, and running back D’Onta Foreman.
There’s still a lot more additions to be made to turn this team into a contender in the future, but they’re on the right track right now. This draft will be key for them surrounding Justin Fields with more talent on offense, as well as fill out the defense with more talent.
So, without further ado let’s start with the ninth overall pick.
This mock draft was ran through a PFF NFL Mock Draft Simulator.
Round One 9th Overall: Paris Johnson Jr. OT Ohio State
Surrounding Justin Fields with better weapons has been the top priority for the Chicago Bears this offseason. They still need to improve the offensive line so in this scenario, they add Fields’ former teammate to their offensive line.
Paris Johnson Jr. was the top offensive tackle in his class coming out of high school and it’s apparent why that was the case. He is already a very good player and still has room to improve. With his combination of quickness and strength at 6-foot-6, 310 pounds he has a high ceiling.
He could start at left tackle or he could move to the right side if they decide to keep Braxton Jones at left tackle.
Round Two 53rd Overall: Adetomiwa Adebawore DL Northwestern
While surrounding Fields with more talent to further his development as a quarterback is the biggest priority for the Bears this offseason, defensively they still have a lot of holes to address.
This is a unit that was last in the league in points allowed last season. They added some pieces to the back end with Kyler Gordan and Jaquan Brisker in last year’s draft, linebackers with Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards in free agency. So, now the defensive line has to be a priority.
It can’t be understated how impressive Adetomiwa Adebawore’s combine performance was. At 282 pounds, Adebawore had a 4.49 40 yard dash, 37 ½” vertical, and 125” broad jump, all of which are absurd numbers at that weight.
Adebawore played both on the edge and interior over his time at Northwestern and he has the versatility to do either in the NFL.
Round Two 61st Overall: Luke Wypler C Ohio State
With Sam Mustipher still being a free agent, center could be a target for the Chicago Bears for one of their three day two selections. In this scenario, they add yet another one of Fields’ former teammates.
Luke Wypler was very consistent as a pass protector and run blocker at Ohio State in his two years of starting. He projects nicely to be a starting quality center at the next level, providing the Bears with solid value in this scenario.
Round Three 64th Overall: Julius Brents CB Kansas State
As I mentioned earlier, the Bears added two secondary players in Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker last season. However, the secondary still isn’t very good, so don’t rule out a corner is what is a pretty strong class.
Julius Brents is an impressive athlete at the position for the way he moves at his size. He’s 6-foot-2 ¾, 198 pounds with a massive wingspan at 82 ⅝ inches. He also ranked out in the 90th percentile or higher in the vertical jump, broad jump, and three cone drill.
Getting a high level athlete at valuable position provides good value for the Bears with their last of three day two picks in this 2023 NFL mock draft.