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Chicago Bears



CHICAGO BEARS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: January 26

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WRS
OC
NT
DL3T
EDGE

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WR
OT
OG
TE
DL5T
OLB
ILB
CB
CBN

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
QB

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
SFTY

Late Round Fill (P6)

Minimal Need (P9)


BEARS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: 2023 CMD#2
Most recent mock draft update: 1/26/2023

R1
1
Chicago
Jalen Carter
Georgia
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
310
Jalen Carter NFL Draft photo
The Bears are on the clock and in an enviable position. It's rare that a team picking #1 doesn't need an upgrade at QB. Yes, there's the smallest of chances that Chicago could move on from Justin Fields, but this isn't a year where there appears to be a generational, can't-miss QB prospect. Ryan Poles will already be fielding calls from QB-needy teams. A trade down seems almost inevitable but, if it doesn't happen, it's a straight choice between Will Anderson Jr and Jalen Carter with the first pick.

Georgia DT, Jalen Carter, would be my choice over Alabama EDGE, Will Anderson Jr. The Bears undoubtedly need to improve their pass rush, but their inability to stop the run was more glaring in 2022. Carter is a dynamic force who has only scratched the surface of his potential so far. At 6'3" and 310lbs, Carter dominated opponents at Georgia; he can take on double teams and get into the backfield to wreak havoc. Carter's PFF grade of 92.3 was third amongst qualifying interior defenders. More than anything, Carter will provide the Bears' young defense with much-needed leadership.

Chicago has a ridiculous amount of cap space with which to build the team ahead of the 2023 season (the most in the league by well over $50m.) David Montgomery headlines the list of free agents, but he could be allowed to leave with Khalil Herbert waiting for his opportunity to take over the lead role. With so much to spend, Poles needs to be more active in free agency this offseason than he was last. If solid decisions are made, it doesn't seem such a big leap to consider that the Bears will challenge for a divisional title, in the wide-open NFC North, in 2023.

- David Payne, DraftTek Senior Analyst

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R2
54
Chicago (Trade)
B.J. Ojulari
LSU
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
244
B.J. Ojulari NFL Draft photo
CHI g BAL (R Smith)
R3
64
Chicago
Luke Wypler
Ohio State
OC
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
300
Luke Wypler NFL Draft photo
R4
102
Chicago
Ryan Hayes
Michigan
OT
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
307
Ryan Hayes NFL Draft photo
R4
133
Chicago (Trade)
Jalen Moreno-Cropper
Fresno State
WRS
Reach/Value:
-19
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
172
Jalen Moreno-Cropper NFL Draft photo
CHI g PHI (R Quinn)
R5
135
Chicago
Steven Gilmore
Marshall
CBN
Reach/Value:
+15
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
169
Steven Gilmore NFL Draft photo
R5
157
Chicago (Trade)
Jalen Redmond
Oklahoma
DL5T
Reach/Value:
+19
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
292
Jalen Redmond NFL Draft photo
CHI g BAL (R Smith)
R7
219
Chicago
George Takacs
Boston College
TE
Reach/Value:
+45
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
247
George Takacs NFL Draft photo


BEARS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2022 2 39 Kyler Gordon Washington CB Value +11
2022 2 48 Jaquan Brisker Penn State S Reach -4
2022 3 71 Velus Jones Jr. Tennessee WRS Reach -59
2022 5 168 Braxton Jones Southern Utah OT Value +29
2022 5 174 Dominique Robinson Miami (OH) EDGE Value +58
2022 6 186 Zachary Thomas San Diego State OT Reach -151
2022 6 203 Trestan Ebner Baylor RBC Reach -136
2022 6 207 Doug Kramer Illinois OC Reach -112
2022 7 226 Ja'Tyre Carter Southern OG Reach -54
2022 7 254 Elijah Hicks California S Reach -119
2022 7 255 Trenton Gill North Carolina State P Reach -171
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 1 11 Justin Fields Ohio State QB Value +5
2021 2 39 Teven Jenkins Oklahoma State OT Value +8
2021 5 151 Larry Borom Missouri OT Reach -38
2021 6 217 Khalil Herbert Virginia Tech RBC Value +106
2021 6 221 Dazz Newsome North Carolina WR Value +51
2021 6 228 Thomas Graham Jr. Oregon CB Value +54
2021 7 250 Khyiris Tonga BYU DL1T Value +51
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 2 43 Cole Kmet Notre Dame TE Reach -31
2020 2 50 Jaylon Johnson Utah CB Value +4
2020 5 155 Trevis Gipson Tulsa DL5T Value +39
2020 5 163 Kindle Vildor Georgia Southern CB Reach -95
2020 5 173 Darnell Mooney Tulane WR Reach -63
2020 7 226 Arlington Hambright Colorado OG Reach -54
2020 7 227 Lachavious Simmons Tennessee State OL Reach -59
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 3 73 David Montgomery Iowa State RB Value +19
2019 4 126 Riley Ridley Georgia WR Value +47
2019 6 205 Duke Shelley Kansas State CB Reach -65
2019 7 222 Kerrith Whyte Jr. Florida Atlantic RBC Reach -139
2019 7 238 Stephen Denmark Valdosta State DB Reach -94
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 8 Roquan Smith Georgia ILB Reach -5
2018 2 39 James Daniels Iowa OG Reach -23
2018 2 51 Anthony Miller Memphis WRS Reach -35
2018 4 115 Joel Iyiegbuniwe Western Kentucky OLB Reach -116
2018 5 145 Bilal Nichols Delaware DL5T Reach -115
2018 6 181 Kylie Fitts Utah EDGE Value +12
2018 7 224 Javon Wims Georgia WR Reach -184
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 2 Mitch Trubisky North Carolina QB Reach -10
2017 2 45 Adam Shaheen Ashland TE Reach -11
2017 4 112 Eddie Jackson Alabama S Value +46
2017 4 119 Tarik Cohen North Carolina A&T RB Value +11
2017 5 147 Jordan Morgan Kutztown G Reach -4
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 9 Leonard Floyd Georgia EDGE Reach -17
2016 2 56 Cody Whitehair Kansas St OG Value +20
2016 3 72 Jonathan Bullard Florida DL5T Value +26
2016 4 113 Nick Kwiatkowski West Virginia ILB Reach -35
2016 4 124 Deon Bush Miami (FL) S Reach -137
2016 4 127 Deiondre' Hall Northern Iowa S Reach -67
2016 5 150 Jordan Howard Indiana RB Value +25
2016 6 185 DeAndre Houston-Carson William and Mary S Value +70
2016 7 230 Daniel Braverman W Michigan WR Reach -38
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 7 Kevin White West Virginia WR Value +0
2015 2 39 Eddie Goldman Florida St DL1T Value +10
2015 3 71 Hroniss Grasu Oregon OC Value +2
2015 4 106 Jeremy Langford Michigan St RB Value +9
2015 5 142 Adrian Amos Penn St S Value +1
2015 6 183 Tayo Fabuluje TCU OG Reach -106
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 14 Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech CB Reach -7
2014 2 51 Ego Ferguson LSU DL3T Reach -24
2014 3 82 Will Sutton Arizona State DL3T Reach -4
2014 4 117 Ka'Deem Carey Arizona RB Value +38
2014 4 131 Brock Vereen Minnesota S Reach -30
2014 6 183 David Fales San Jose State QB Reach -42
2014 6 191 Pat O'Donnell Miami P Reach -113
2014 7 246 Charles Leno Boise State OT Value +113