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Bears NFL Draft Pick Predictions & Odds | 2022 Draft Team Needs & Futures Bets

Fans of the Chicago Bears went from optimistic to pessimistic quickly last season. While it looked like they had their quarterback of the future in Justin Fields, the fans quickly turned when he didn’t begin the season as the starter.

Once he was thrust into action, fans quickly saw his lack of protection up front was the exact reason why he didn’t start immediately, but the vibe surrounding the Bears was too negative to change.

Now, heading into the 2022 NFL season, the Chicago Bears are in a rebuild. Ryan Pace is out at general manager and Matt Eberflus is the new head coach. The team let key free agents walk, and they even traded away edge rusher Khalil Mack.

Bears fans will have to be patient and trust the process this season.

Bears NFL Draft Picks 2022

  • Round 2, Pick 7 (39th Overall)
  • Round 2, Pick 16 (48th Overall, via LAC)
  • Round 3, Pick 7 (71st Overall)
  • Round 5, Pick 5 (148th Overall, via HOU)
  • Round 5, Pick 7 (150th Overall)
  • Round 6, Pick 7 (186th Overall)

For a team looking to rebuild, the Bears simply do not have the draft picks to do it quickly. They lost their first-round pick in trading up for Justin Fields last season. The additional second-round pick this year came from the Chargers for Khalil Mack.


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Bears Team Needs 2022

1. Wide Receiver

To help with the progression of Justin Fields, the Bears need to get him some help. Darnell Mooney has proven to be a nice young receiver, but this depth chart doesn’t offer much else, especially with Allen Robinson gone.

Given their positioning in the draft, an early second-round pick on a wide receiver seems very possible.

2. Offensive Line

Fields didn’t begin last season as the starter because of how poor this offensive line is. Chicago cannot make this another Joe Burrow or Andrew Luck situation. They must get bodies in here to protect the young quarterback they gave up so much to get.

Second-year offensive tackle Tevin Jenkins is a great player, though Chicago is playing him out of position, in my humble opinion. They would be wise to bring in some talent at left tackle, whether that be via free agency or an early draft pick.

3. Cornerback

It’s clear that cornerback was the Bears’ biggest defensive weakness last season. With Packers QB Aaron Rodgers deciding to stay in the division, it would be wise to address this secondary.

We won’t even waste time listing the cornerbacks currently on the roster because there’s nothing there. They need bodies.

Bears May Also Consider Drafting: EDGE, Defensive Line, Linebacker

Bears NFL Mock Draft Predictions 2022

  • Round 2, Pick 7 (39th Overall): Daxton Hill, CB/S, Michigan
  • Round 2, Pick 16 (48th Overall): Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
  • Round 3, Pick 7 (71st Overall): Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis

More Possible Bears Draft Targets: George Pickens, WR, Georgia, Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky, Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan, Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M, Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan, DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M, Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida, Jayln Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama, Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington


For more 2022 NFL Draft coverage, check out our Round 1-3 NFL Mock Draft and NFL Draft Prospect Rankings.


Bears NFL Draft Bets 2022

Because the Chicago Bears don’t have a Round 1 NFL Draft pick, sportsbooks haven’t yet listed relevant NFL Draft bets. However, with the team clearly looking to rebuild, it’s possible we could see more of their current players on the move in a package that lands them back in the first round.

As result, we can include them among the possible teams looking to trade on Day 1, for whenever that prop comes out.

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