Chicago Bears: Way too early 2022 NFL mock draft

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Chicago Bears, David Bell
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With their second-round pick, the Chicago Bears select: David Bell, WR – Purdue

The Chicago Bears will have plenty of holes to fill in 2022 as the team will have less than 30 players from the current roster signed to their top-51. In fact, the team only has Darnell Mooney signed for 2022 and will need to re-stock the position starting in free agency. With a potential for $50+ million available in cap space, the hope will be that the team lands one of the top options, but they will also need to turn their attention to the 2022 NFL Draft.

When I looked at the draft board there were plenty of options on the table. Many might find me crazy for not taking John Metchie, III out of Alabama. Although I have plenty of work to do before I determine my prospect rankings (dive into those starting in late December), there is something about David Bell on film that gets me excited. He is a great combination of size (6’2″) and speed. His route tree is not the most diverse, but the ones he does run, he runs them well.

Bell would fit in nicely as a complement to Darnell Mooney in my opinion. I think having a weapon like Bell, Mooney and whoever they can land in free agency (doubtful it’s Davante Adams or Chris Godwin) will be a step up for Justin Fields and the growth of this offense moving forward.

The only other position I considered with the second-round pick was an offensive tackle. Trevor Penning was my top choice based on who was still sitting there, but at this point, I’m still hopeful that Tevin Jenkins and Larry Borom work out as the future bookends.

Other options: Jameson Williams (WR), John Metchie, III (WR), Trevor Penning (OT)