This Chicago Bears draft prediction would be a dream scenario

Chicago Bears, NFL Draft (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)
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In the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears are going to have a multitude of options on the table.

General manager Ryan Poles might be the most powerful GM in all of the NFL following Super Bowl LVII, and that’s putting it lightly.

The Bears are set to have the most cap space in the league once free agency opens in March, and the next-closest team has over $30 million less than Chicago.

Not to mention, the Bears also own the no. 1 overall selection in the draft. Most would agree that the Bears will end up keeping quarterback Justin Fields, although Bryce Young is right there for the taking. If Chicago trades the pick, Poles could wind up getting a historical value in return. One particular expert seems to think that the Bears will get exactly that, and more.

If this Chicago Bears mock draft scenario came true, Ryan Poles would be set up for years to come

In his most recent 2023 mock draft, CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso has the Bears moving down to no. 4 overall with the Indianapolis Colts and getting an absolute haul for the number one selection. With the no. 4 pick, Trapasso has the Bears going after Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson.

“Anderson gives me serious Khalil Mack vibes, which makes this perfect for the Bears, particularly after trading back. In the trade, the Bears get this pick, the Colts’ selections in Round 2 and Round 4 along with a 2024 first-round pick and third-round pick, plus a 2025 second-round choice.”

Here’s what that would look like, visually.

The Bears would then have two second-round picks, a third-round pick, three fourth-round picks, two fifth-round picks and a seventh rounder for 2023, with plenty of additional capital in the coming two drafts as well.

Just think about what Poles could do with those remaining nine picks. First and foremost, those second and third rounders could easily turn into starters at positions of need like wide receiver, offensive and defensive line.

But, Poles could also do what he did a year ago and continue adding more draft capital via trade. Those nine picks, realistically, could turn into 12-16 picks in the end.

To land Anderson at four is a huge win, but it’s what Poles could do with the following picks after that could lead to such a dramatic change for the franchise in just a short amount of time.

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