Chicago Bears 2023 Mock Draft: College Football Playoff edition

Chicago Bears, 2023 NFL Draft (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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What a weekend it was, as the College Football Playoff provided two incredible games for fans.

A good majority of players we saw on Saturday afternoon and night will end up hearing their names called in one of the upcoming NFL Drafts, including several who will be signing professional contracts here in just a few months.

The 2023 NFL Draft class is loaded with talent, and many of the top-heavy names come from the four playoff teams we saw on Saturday. Between TCU, Michigan, Ohio State and Georgia, the Chicago Bears will have a lot of options early on.

Before we get into this mock, let’s look at the enormous trade Chicago is able to pull off, moving down just one pick and netting a haul from the Seattle Seahawks, who have also found themselves vying for this very same pick thanks to Denver.

With the third overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter.

After getting a haul from the Seahawks, the Bears move quickly and go defense by selecting Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter. Between he and Alabama’s Will Anderson, the two of them could very well be argued as the top two prospects in this class. But, with the need at quarterback so prevalent with many teams, the fight for Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud will be quite the battle.

Carter brings the Bears exactly what they need most right now on the defensive side of the ball: a menace up front.

The Bears’ defensive line was maybe the worst part of their roster this season, and Carter helps change that immediately. This is a guy who, a lot like Aaron Donald, doesn’t have a weakness. He is powerful, violent and active in every facet of the game. The Bears’ defense will take a totally different turn from the moment he steps on the field.

From here, the Bears only get richer.