Bears trade back to No. 10, take Darnell Wright


The Bears traded back one spot with the Eagles, netting them a fourth-round pick in 2024.

They then used the 10th overall pick to select University of Tennessee offensive tackle Darnell Wright.

It marks the first time since 1983 that the Bears have taken an offensive lineman in the top 10. They hope that Wright works out as well as Jimbo Covert did for them. Covert, the sixth overall pick in 1983, is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after 110 starts and two All-Pro nods in his career with the Bears.

Wright is a plug-and-play starter at right tackle, who will help keep Justin Fields upright. Fields took a league-leading 55 sacks last season.

Wright earned second-team All-SEC honors at the position last season. In his four-year career, Wright made 27 starts at right tackle, 13 at left tackle and two at right guard.

14 responses to “Bears trade back to No. 10, take Darnell Wright


    That was worse than the Trubisky trade to the Niners. The Bears just fleeced the Eagles!

  2. Much respect to Ryan Poles for not taking the bait with Jalen Carter. Poles said character counts, and he proved it. Wright is a stud and exactly the alpha dog the Bears have lacked on their OL for years.

  3. We badly needed a RT. We got the best in draft, plus a 2024 4th round pick. Not sexy but correct.

  4. A big position of need and he was by far the best in the draft at that position. I’m good with it.

  5. Awful pick but i’m not surprised he traded back when he should have traded up for Paris Johnson when you trade you better have a plan Wright will struggle he has slow feet better suited to be a G .
    This were tricky trades a great GM was needed to be successful this clueless GM collects mostly average players with a few above average ones . Still 4th place in division still a lousy team.

  6. Love the pick, slightly concerned when Carter was sitting there.

    We get the RT we need, don’t get the “passed on Carter” chip on the shoulder.

    Another pick as well helps. This year is the year. No more excuses, revamped line and WR core. JF1 can and will break Bears Passing records.

  7. Skoronski was the pick the Bears should have made!
    He’s a much better player than Wright (who is very good)
    I really don’t understand this pick at all.
    Skoronski is smart (Valedictorian of his High School, and a Northwestern student) , he stays healthy ( 33 consecutive starts) and succeeds right from the beginning at every level (3 time All State in High School and Football State Championship; started every year at NU)
    THe Bears will rue the day they did not pick him

  8. packers76 says:
    April 28, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Still 4th place in division still a lousy team.

    Better check the Vegas odds on where your cheese heads will finish buddy…

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