Pre-Gamin': 2023 NFL Draft Day 2 (6:00 CT): Bears Picks, Needs, Broadcast Info, Draft Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: 2023 NFL Draft Day 2 (6:00 CT): Bears Picks, Needs, Broadcast Info, Draft Thread, More

Chicago Bears

It’s a Friday, we finally made it
I can’t believe I get to see your face
You’ve been working, and I’ve been waiting
To pick you up and take you from this place…

Day 2 of the NFL Draft is here and there is a John Mayer song playing in my head:

Sounds about right. At a minimum, that is definitely on brand for yours truly. But I digress. We’ve got football things to discuss!

After a successful Day 1 in which the Chicago Bears plugged its biggest hole on offense by drafting Tennessee right tackle Darnell Wright, GM Ryan Poles and his staff go back to work in search of more pieces to the puzzle.

Draft Info

Location: Kansas City

Dates and rounds: April 27 (Round 1), April 28 (Rounds 2-3), April 29 (Rounds 4-7)

Round 2 start time: 6 p.m. CT

How to watch/stream: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes,

Bears Picks


Round 2: Picks 53 and 61

Round 3: Pick 64

It would surprise me if the Bears made only three picks tonight. GM Ryan Poles has set us up to expect trades, trades, and more trades. And while conventional thinking has us believing a trade back to create more picks is on the horizon, we can’t rule out a trade UP:


Round 4: Picks 103 and 133

Round 5: Picks 136 and 148

Round 6: None

Round 7: Picks 218 and 258


Round 1: OT Darnell Wright (Pick No. 10)

We were asking for the Bears to get help in the trenches to protect Justin Fields. And our prayers were answered.

So … how about some Taylor Swift concert tickets at Soldier Field?

Hey, don’t give me *THAT* look! I had to try something!

Five Bears Needs

•  Defensive end
•  Defensive tackle
•  Cornerback
•  Interior offensive linemen
•  Wide receiver

The Best Available Player at Every Position

Rankings via BN’s Composite Score with position rank in parenthesis:

  • QUARTERBACK: Will Levis, Kentucky (QB-3)
  • RUNNING BACK: Zach Charbonnet, UCLA (RB-3)
  • WIDE RECEIVER: Jalen Hyatt, Tennessee (WR-5)
  • TIGHT END: Michael Meyer, Notre Dame (TE-1)
  • OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Dawand Jones, Ohio State (OT-6)
  • OFFENSIVE GUARD: O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida (OG-1)
  • CENTER: Joe Tippmann, Wisconsin (C-1)
  • DEFENSIVE END: BJ Ojulari, LSU (DE-8)
  • DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin (DT-5)
  • LINEBACKER: Trenton Simpson, Clemson (LB-3)
  • CORNERBACK: Joey Porter Jr., Penn State (CB-3)
  • SAFETY: Brian Branch, Alabama (S-1)

More available top prospects:

Draft Thread

Your draft thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. It’s good to be talking about players and team fits instead of mock drafts. Behave yourselves and be kind to others.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.