Bears Have Already Met With Top Defensive Prospect Twice

Tyler Maher
The Chicago Bears have already met with a top defensive prospect multiple times.
The Chicago Bears have already met with a top defensive prospect multiple times. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Armed with the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears will literally have their pick of the litter in this year's draft. While the Bears are expected to trade down, they'll be in good position on draft day regardless of what they do.

The NFL Scouting Combine this week gives them another chance to meet with some of the players they're interested in drafting. That includes a defensive player whom they really seem to like.

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According to NFL reporter Eric Edholm, Chicago met with Texas Tech EDGE Tyree Wilson again this week at the combine, even though he'd already met with the team once before.

Apparently, head coach Matt Eberflus believes Wilson would be a good fit for the Bears. They could certainly use some help on the defensive side of the ball after giving up the most points and fourth-most yards per game in the NFL last year, so defense is expected to be a priority for Chicago in the upcoming draft.

After racking up 14.0 sacks and 27.5 tackles for a loss in his last two years with the Red Raiders, Wilson can definitely help in that area. He's regarded as one of the top defensive prospects in this year's draft class and is expected to go early in the first round. If the Bears do end up taking the talented edge rusher, he's more than capable of giving their unit a boost in 2023 and beyond.

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