New chicago bears general manager ryan poles has his work cut out for him if he wants to present first-year head coach matt eberflus with anything resembling a competitive roster.
Unfortunately for Chicago, it does not have a first-round pick in the 2022 nfl draft after trading him for a promotion to acquire quarterback justin field in last year’s draft.
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chicago has two second-round picks after trading all-pro khalil mack to the los angeles chargers. Before we get into our full seven-round Chicago Bears mock draft, let’s review all the picks they have in the annual event.
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- 1 chicago bears 2022 draft picks
- 2 chicago bears mock draft: new regime, different results
- 3 second round, 39th overall: george pickens, georgia wide receiver
- 4 2nd round, 48th overall: daniel faalele, offensive tackle, minnesota
- 5 Round 3, 71st Overall: Nik Bonitto, Edge, Oklahoma
- 6 completing the chicago bears mock draft
chicago bears 2022 draft picks
- 2nd round, 39th and 48th overall
- 3rd round, 71st overall
- 5th round, 147th and 149th overall
- 6th round, 184 overall
chicago bears mock draft: new regime, different results
In order for second-year quarterback Justin Fields to have success, he’s going to need more weapons on offense. Chicago’s new brass also talked about the struggles from its offensive line a season ago.
Either way, the Poles should be successful with all three of the bears’ Day 2 picks since they don’t have a first-round pick. luckily, the best player available will probably be on the cards here. That opens up Poles for flexibility in his first draft as Bears GM.
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second round, 39th overall: george pickens, georgia wide receiver
Chicago added Byron Pringle to the mix in free agency. He should help the likes of Darnell Mooney and youngster Dazz Newsome. In no way does this mean there isn’t a major hole at wide receiver for Mr. Fields after Allen Robinson departed for the Los Angeles Rams.
At 6-foot-3, Pickens is just the kind of target field you need to take the next step as a sophomore. we’re talking about a guy who can create instant windows for the quarterback to snap out of their initial break. Pickens also boasts top-tier hands and route-running ability, as evidenced by the 85 receptions and 14 touchdowns he had in 2019 and 2020. There’s an injury concern here. But getting first-round talent on Day 2 would represent value in a need position for Chicago.
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2nd round, 48th overall: daniel faalele, offensive tackle, minnesota
Bears quarterbacks were sacked a whopping 58 times a season ago. Regardless of who is under center, that’s just not sustainable.
The 6-foot-8, 380-pound faalele moves better to the right side of the line because of his frame and build. The former rugby player is physically imposing and is already a top level run blocker. While he may take some time, he certainly looks like a starting right tackle in the NFL.
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Round 3, 71st Overall: Nik Bonitto, Edge, Oklahoma
Chicago’s decision to trade Khalil Mack creates an obvious hole at the edge pass rush position behind Leonard Floyd. Trevis Gipson and veteran journeyman Jeremiah Attaochu can’t be seen as the long-term solutions.
Enter one of the most productive running backs in the 2022 class into the equation. Bonitto (6-foot-3, 248 pounds) showed flashes of brilliance in Norman. He recorded 26.5 tackles for loss and 16 sacks in his last two seasons with Oklahoma. We’re talking about an elite athlete with quick movement and real coverage ability to play multiple positions in defensive coordinator Alan Williams’ scheme.
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completing the chicago bears mock draft
- Round 5, 147th overall: Lecitus Smith, Guard, Virginia
- Round 5, 149th overall: Jaylen Watson, Cornerback, Washington State
- Round 6 , 184 overall: Jalen Nylonor, wide receiver, Michigan State
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