Chicago Bears projected to land this WR in early 2023 NFL mock draft

Arguably the biggest need this offseason for the Chicago Bears was at wide receiver. With Justin Fields going into year two, the Bears goal should be to surround him with as much talent as possible.

In the 2022 draft, the Bears only selected one receiver as they took Velus Jones Jr. in the third round.

Chicago’s receiving core isn’t the best right now, headlined by Darnell Mooney and then after that it’s a bit of a dropoff featuring David Moore, Dazz Newsome and Jones Jr. among others. But next draft, the Bears will have their first round pick and they could use that to draft a receiver to help out Fields.

And that’s what one NFl draft analyst believes they will do.

Shortly after the conclusion of the 2022 NFL draft, Todd McShay released his early 2023 mock draft and he has the Bears selecting Pitt wide receiver Jordan Addison at No. 7 overall:

Addison entered the transfer portal, so where he’ll be suiting up this season is still up in the air. He was among the best receivers in college football last season with 100 catches for 1,593 yards and 17 trips to the end zone. The Bears opted to wait until Round 3 to draft a receiver (Velus Jones Jr.) and still need a legitimate outside starter opposite Darnell Mooney.

Addison began his career at Pitt and was fantastic playing with Kenny Pickett as his quarterback. But right now, Addison is in the transfer portal and rumors are swirling that he could move on to a bigger program to continue his college career.

A wide receiver certainly makes sense for the Bears here in 2023 as they need to add more firepower to this offense. And the theme all offseason has been the focus is on 2023 where the Bears will have a lot of cap space and draft picks to work with.

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