The five biggest draft needs of the Chicago Bears

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After an underwhelming free agency class, the Chicago Bears are now looking to the upcoming NFL draft to improve their roster.

The Chicago Bears needed a roster overhaul this offseason. With the team bringing in a new head coach and general manager, it would only make sense to start things over. The roster Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus inherited wasn’t theirs; it was Matt Nagy’s and Ryan Paces’. That’s why Poles wasted no time making the roster his own.

Trading away Khalil Mack to the Chargers, cutting Eddie Goldman and Tarik Cohen, and letting James Daniels and Allen Robinson walk signaled a changing of the guard. But what these changes mean for the future of the Bears organization is still being determined.

Ryan Poles has plenty of work to do in preparation for the 2022 NFL Draft

We know that Poles is building towards the future, but until we know who is a part of the team’s future, there will be a lot of speculation. Getting rid of a franchise cornerstone like Mack will only work out if you can replace him with a player of similar value; as of now, the Bears are yet to do that.

In many ways, the 2022 NFL Draft will be Poles’ debut as Bears’ general manager. He was handicapped during free agency due to the bad contracts he inherited from Pace and Larry Ogunjobi’s failed physical.