Chicago Bears NFL Draft Picks in 2023
The Chicago Bears kicked off the NFL offseason with a huge move trading the No. one overall pick. After a rough 3-14 record in the 2022 season, the Bears shipped their No. 1 pick to the Carolina Panthers.
What other surprises does front office leader Ryan Poles have for this year’s draft?
Here are the Chicago Bears draft picks and more for 2023.
List of Chicago Bears Draft Picks
The team is sticking with quarterback Justin Fields and needs to build up a solid supporting cast for the young quarterback. They have 10 picks in the 2023 draft.
Here’s a look at a complete list of the Bears’ selections:
– 1st Round: 9th overall (from Panthers)
– 2nd Round: 53rd overall (from Ravens)
– 2nd Round: 61st overall (from 49ers through Panthers)
– 3rd Round: 64th overall
– 4th Round: 103rd overall
– 4th Round: 133rd overall (from Eagles)
– 5th Round: 136th overall
– 5th Round: 148th overall (from Patriots through Ravens)
– 7th Round: 218th overall
– 7th Round: 258th overall (compensation pick)
The Bears landed four draft picks and wide receiver DJ Moore from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for the No. 1 pick. That moves them down to No. 9 in the draft order to start the first round. The team received two picks in the 2023 draft and two picks in the 2024 draft in the deal with Carolina.
2023 Bears Mock Draft and Team Needs
There are plenty of areas on the roster for the team to address after deciding to stick with QB Justin Fields and trading the No. 1 pick. Questions remain all over the roster, but the team has a couple of strong options at No. 9 overall. They can choose to protect their quarterback or pick a player to get after the opposing team’s QB.
In many mock drafts, the Bears are targeting defensive tackle Jalen Carter from Georgia. He’s one of the most talented players in the class and will add to the team’s interior pass rush. Northwestern offensive tackle Peter Skoronski is another option. He could be a nice addition to the offensive line after dominating the position at Northwestern and allowing little QB pressure off the edge.
Offensive and defensive line help will need to be addressed after both units struggled last year. The team was last in the NFL with just 20 sacks on defense, while Fields was sacked 55 times.
Who do the experts have the Bears taking? You can check out a complete first-round Mock Draft on our sister-site 4for4 here.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
Get ready for the highly anticipated NFL Draft happening over three exciting days in April, in Kansas City, Missouri. The First Round picks will commence on April 27th and will be broadcasted live on NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
The second and third rounds will take place on April 28th at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the final rounds on April 29th at noon ET. Football enthusiasts can anticipate an exhilarating experience as teams select new players and expand their rosters.
Chicago Bears Draft Picks FAQs
The 2023 NFL Draft weekend takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This year, it’s located in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. Fans from all over the country go to one of the NFL’s biggest events.
The Bears have 10 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. They have one first and third-round selection. They select two times in the second, fourth, fifth, and seventh rounds.
The Bears traded the first overall pick to the Panthers and now will have the ninth overall pick in the draft. The team will likely spend its first-round pick on the offensive or defensive line at the ninth pick.