The Chicago Bears revamp the offense in this 2022 NFL mock draft

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Chicago Bears, Treylon Burks
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The Chicago Bears select Treylon Burks 26th overall

As I mentioned already, the Chicago Bears traded up into the first round for Treylon Burks. Burks is a top wide receiver prospect in this draft and a sure-fire first-round pick. I have seen many compare him to A.J. Brown but I’ll need to see how he tests before I agree with that. On film, he definitely shows some of the same traits as Brown.

He is a big-bodied receiver at 6’3″ and 225 pounds. Brown is actually slightly shorter at only 6’0″ tall, but plays big with his 220+ pound frame. My fear of Burks is his ability to separate at the NFL level. He projects to run the 40 in the late 4.4s to early 4.5s. Another receiver I see in Burks at times is former Chicago Bears receiver, Allen Robinson. All three of these guys are great at using their bodies to box out defenders and catch contested balls.

One difference between Burks and Robinson is Burks’ ability to take contact and fall forward for extra yardage. It helps that he has about 10 pounds on Robinson. I also think Burks has better hands than Robinson, but we will need to see if it converts to the NFL. He’d make for a very good compliment to Darnell Mooney and can play both the outside and the slot. In fact, he might actually find better success out of the slot where he saw most of his snaps in Arkansas.

Burks would not be my first choice at receiver for this team, but he’s worth moving up for in this draft — especially if it doesn’t require losing a draft pick in the trade process.