5 early predictions for the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears make two trades in the first round

The Chicago Bears currently have the first overall pick and find themselves in a great position heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. The reason is that they appear to have their franchise quarterback after the season Justin Fields had with the Bears.

This opens the door for the Bears to trade their first overall pick and as previously mentioned they should have plenty of teams interested. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Bears not only trade that first overall pick but then make another trade shortly after to drop a little further.

The scenario that is certainly possible is the Bears trade the first overall pick to the Houston Texans, who currently have the second overall pick. It is uncommon, but not unheard of, for a team to move up one spot if they believe strong enough in a player and want to block other teams from jumping them.

If they do that, the Bears find themselves in the second pick with either Brycen Young or C.J. Stroud still available. This could trigger another trade that could help them trade back again but still remain in the Top 10 to select a top-tier player with numerous picks to address other parts of the roster.

As we get closer to the 2023 NFL Draft, expect trade discussions to really start to pick up at the top of the first round.