The Chicago Bears drafted Darnell Wright with the 10th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. They shored up their offensive line with this selection. Bears’ General Manager Ryan Poles continues to have a solid offseason.
With the 10th overall pick, after trading down one spot, the Bears took Darnell Wright, a right tackle from Tennessee. Wright is a day one starter at right tackle, a position that has had some uncertainty for a couple of years now.
After adding guard Nate Davis in free agency from the Tennessee Titans, the Bears bring in more reinforcements for Justin Fields, giving him more chances to succeed.
Their 2022 rookie left tackle Braxton Jones played rather well in year one, and I think they are willing to let him develop over there. They also have Teven Jenkins and Nate Davis on the offensive interior, and now Darnell Wright at right tackle.
Slowly but surely, this offensive line is coming together for Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears. Let us not forget that the team also added DJ Moore this offseason when they traded down from the first overall pick.
That WR core now features Moore, Chase Claypool, and Darnell Mooney, which is a very nice trio. All three players have 1,000 yard upside and could create some mismatches for opposing defenses.
In day two, I’d expect the Bears to focus more on their defense, as I think the offense is truly just about set. Chicago should chase some help along the defensive line and in the secondary with their remaining picks, and perhaps even considering a developmental QB option just in case Fields does not play too well in year three.
All in all, the Chicago Bears made a very solid pick with their first round selection and it’s clear that GM Ryan Poles is putting his team in a respectable position to succeed in the NFC North in 2023 and beyond. Good for the Bears.