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Chicago Bears Draft Hopes Just Got Another Big Boost

The Chicago Bears are two games away from finding out their fate in the 2023 NFL Draft. If they lose to Detroit and Minnesota, at least he retains the #2 overall pick and could be #1. If one wins, they drop to 4th, and if they both win, they drop to 7th. Many fans are already enamored with the Bears holding his one of the top two spots. That means GM Ryan Pauls will do what the Bears haven’t done in the first round since 2003: a tradedown. It makes logical sense. They are a rebuilding team. They have more roster holes than draft picks. The more picks you have, the more chances you have of getting young studs.

The hard part is getting other teams to move up. For that, bears need food. Quarterback should be in almost every scenario, including top 5 trades. Teams always move up when they think of getting a future star quarterback. For that, the players themselves have to contribute to the hype. Paul and the Bears’ brass are probably happier after watching the Sugar Bowl: Alabama quarterback Bryce Young hits his five touchdowns on just 21 passes and Kansas State and performed a career-ending show.

Young’s exclamation point is perfect for the Chicago Bears.

He’s almost guaranteed to be in the top three picks. Despite questions about his size, every other part of his game ticks the box for any future NFL starter. It would be amazing if Houston didn’t make him his #1 overall. Imagine if Chicago was his No. 1 and Houston his No. 2. Suddenly, other teams may find themselves eyeing Young and pay money out of his nose to catch him. The Poles were able to obtain the king’s ransom to move from the location. The next step is to get strong performance elsewhere.

CJ Stroud is another big name to watch. The Ohio quarterback will face Georgia this weekend. If he can put in a strong performance against the defending national champion, his stock will go even higher, so even if his Chicago Bears end up with his No. would gladly move on. That doesn’t include Kentucky’s Will Levis, who might be the most talented of the three. Scout He’s Combine and Pro-Day If he’s strong on his circuit, he’s likely to join the conversation.

The Bears have to do their part by making sure they keep one of those picks.