The Chicago Bears shock the world by trading into the first round of this 2022 mock draft

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Yes, you read that title right. No, Ryan Pace isn’t still around. With the 2022 NFL Draft just a month away, there’s no clear direction that new general manager Ryan Poles will go. He has positional needs at offensive line, wide receiver, and cornerback, but the roster as a whole has plenty of holes. Is it totally crazy to say that the Chicago Bears trade into the first round?

Let’s first say that the team has the pieces to make a move like this. The Bears have two second-round selections in 2022, including an enticing 39th overall pick. If a team picking later in the first wanted to obtain more value, they could choose to listen to an offer from Chicago. Considering that this draft is very deep at a lot of positions, that move could benefit some contenders.

The Chicago Bears make several trades in this 2022 mock draft

In this draft, the Chicago Bears manage to move up to the 26th overall pick with the Tennessee Titans. The Bears also trade back from pick 48 with the Denver Broncos and pick 150 with the Arizona Cardinals, but manage to also move up in the fourth round with the Baltimore Ravens. Here are the official four trades:

With all of these trades set, the Bears are on the board with the 26th pick in the NFL Draft.