Bears trade down to acquire extra pick on Day 3

General manager Ryan Poles dealt the first pick of the fourth round (No. 103) to the Saints for a fourth-round pick (No. 115) and a fifth-round pick (No. 165). The Bears now have six picks Saturday to conclude the 2023 draft.

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Bears general manager Ryan Poles has six picks in Day 3 of the NFL Draft after trading down in the fourth round Saturday.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles has six picks in Day 3 of the NFL Draft after trading down in the fourth round Saturday.

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After losing a Day 3 draft pick to move up five spots to get Miami cornerback Tyrique Stevenson on Friday, the Bears regained a draft pick by trading the first pick of the fourth round (No. 103) to the Saints for a fourth-round pick (No. 115) and a fifth-round pick (No. 165) in the NFL Draft.

The Bears now have six picks Saturday to conclude the draft — two in the fourth round (Nos. 115 and 133), two in the fifth round (Nos. 148 and 165) and two in the seventh round (Nos. 218 and 258).

Bears general manager Ryan Poles said late Friday night the team would consider trading down out of the first pick in Round 4, but he wanted to get a good night’s sleep before making a decision. He made it early Saturday morning — about 45 minutes before the start of the draft’s third day.

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