The Chicago Bears get Justin Fields much-needed support in this Mock Draft

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With the NFL Draft peeking around the corner, the Chicago Bears have a lot to do with their limited picks— six picks, to be exact.

  • Round 1: None
  • Round 2: Pick No. 39, Pick No. 48 (from the Chargers)
  • Round 3: Pick No. 71
  • Round 4: None
  • Round 5: Pick No. 148 (from the Texans), Pick No. 150
  • Round 6: Pick No. 186
  • Round 7: None

So, with their limited picks— and with Justin Fields’ rookie contract diminishing by the day— how is Ryan Poles going to pull this one off?

Well, with no surprise to anyone, I’m not Ryan Poles. I don’t know what Ryan Poles is going to do, but from the tidbits I’ve heard, there seems to be at least a couple of things on Poles’ mind when going about this draft.

No. 1: Justin Fields needs weapons around him for the Chicago Bears to succeed

Justin Fields is clearly the guy that Ryan Poles, Matt Eberflus, and the rest of the Chicago Bears’ higher-ups want him to be; or at least the words they’ve said have indicated as such.

When the quarterback is allegedly accounted for, the weapons surrounding him are the next area to attack. Whether that’s wide receivers, better blocking, or tight ends in the middle of the field, the offense needs some work.

However, as Ryan Poles said,

"“You still have to construct an entire team. You can’t go blank in one area and then just load up in one area.”"

Outside of Justin Fields, what else is there to attack?

No. 2: The defensive side of the Chicago Bears isn’t perfect, either

The Chicago Bears have lost more than they’ve gained on defense, but when losing Khalil Mack, that’s somewhat expected. Not many teams can lose Khalil Mack and be better by doing so.

The move made sense, and it’s a move that was more necessary than wanted, but it left the Chicago Bears worse— at the current moment— than they’d be with Khalil Mack.

Now, that’s under the scope of football only. However, what Khalil Mack brings with him is an expensive, expensive contract that only win-now teams with deep pockets could take on.

The Bears aren’t in that spot, believe it or not.

They could be in a year or two with a good draft and offseason, but at the moment, they’re not there.

Without further ado, what does the 2022 NFL Draft look like for the Chicago Bears via PFF Mock Draft Simulator?