Chicago Bears trade for Calvin Ridley in this 2022 Mock Draft

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The first Sunday without NFL football is in the books for this offseason, but the Chicago Bears have been plenty busy with their head-start since falling short of the playoffs.

Unlike the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, who are both in the midst of their first week in this year’s offseason, the Bears have now had about a month and a half to get ready for next season.

The next few weeks are going to be very telling as to what kind of strategy we may see from new general manager Ryan Poles in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. Free agency is set to officially kick off on March 16, which is coming up quickly.

There are several directions Poles could choose to go, especially considering the lack of draft capital this year. But, what if he took a more aggressive approach and first tried acquiring one of the league’s best wide receivers?

Before the 2022 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears should trade for Calvin Ridley

Since stepping away from the team last October, Calvin Ridley’s situation has been a bit of a mystery. But, many rumors suggest the Falcons will end up helping Ridley find a fresh start.

Chicago would be the perfect place for Ridley. He’d come into a situation where he’s got a young, franchise quarterback in Justin Fields, a running back room that’s set up for success, and another young receiver to work alongside in Darnell Mooney.

Calvin Ridley, quite honestly, is exactly what the Bears are missing right now. They need to find that replacement for Allen Robinson, and in Ridley, they’d be getting an upgrade.

Now, along with trading for Ridley will come the draft implications. So, with this mock draft, let’s see how a Calvin Ridley trade affects the rest of the draft weekend for Poles and the Bears.