Chicago Bears 2023 Mock Draft: ‘Keep Justin Fields alive’ edition

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Chicago Bears, Jaxon Smith-Njigba
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WR. Ohio State. Jaxon Smith-Njigba. 2. player. Pick Analysis. 812. Scouting Report

With their second pick (no. 18) in the first round, the Bears get their alpha wide receiver to pair with another former Buckeye, Fields. Jacob Smith-Njigba may have missed the majority of this last season with a hamstring injury, but he’s still a sure fire first rounder and exactly what the Bears need.

There may not be a more smooth route runner in the draft that Smith-Njigba. His ability to get open is uncanny, and something the Bears desperately want to find this coming offseason.

In 2021, when he still shared targets with Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, this man posted a line of: 95 receptions, 1,606 yards and 9 touchdowns. If he becomes a Bear, this offense immediately changes.

At number 56, in the second round, the Bears go offensive line once again. This time, on the interior, with Kansas State guard Cooper Beebe.

With the ability to play both tackle and guard, Beebe projects best on the interior due to his size and strength, which will especially help in a zone blocking scheme.

He plugs in right away as a starter in this offense and is a huge upgrade over what the Bears have had on the interior over this past season.