This Chicago Bears 2023 mock draft makes sense after trade deadline

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One area the Bears have been weak in over the past few years is in depth at cornerback. Jaylon Johnson is locked and loaded as a solid starter, but beyond him, there are still questions. Kyler Gordon was drafted high to come in and be a playmaker, but it remains to be seen where his long-term fit lies. Is he an outside or slot corner?

Kindle Vildor has surprised and played well this year, but his history of inconsistencies is concerning. Beyond those three, the Bears don’t have a lot of depth and could use another name that can step in and play when needed. Miami’s Tyrique Stevenson is the pick here at no. 108 overall.

If the Bears end up needing a guy to eventually start on the outside, Stevenson could be that player. His 6-foot frame is well put-together and strong, plus he possesses exceptional length.

C. Wisconsin. Joe Tippmann. 809. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 4. player

Back to the offensive line with this pick. The entirety of the line is a question mark, as Bears fans know. But, one of the ugliest parts has been the play of Sam Mustipher. No matter what the Bears choose to do on the interior, Mustipher has to be gone in 2023. Whether or not Cody Whitehair sticks around, along with Lucas Patrick, are other questions.

But, adding a Wisconsin Badger offensive lineman is usually a good move, and that’s what the Bears do here by getting center Joe Tippmann. In Tippmann, the Bears get a 6-foot-6 mauler on the inside. He is big and strong and works to handle his opposing man with relative ease. The only big concern is, because of his overwhelming size, Tippmann’s leverage and balance can be taken advantage of.