A defensive-minded mock draft for the Chicago Bears

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The most recent Chicago Bears mock draft I created sent me in a whirlwind. Maybe it was the simulator I used or the trade-down options, but I failed to bring you a mock draft without trades. That should have been the priority before getting a bit too crazy. Without further ado, here is that Chicago Bears mock draft without trades using The Draft Network mock draft simulator.

The start of this mock draft follows the more common trend of players like Skyy Moore not falling to the third round and seems a bit more realistic, but once again, you never know. Tyler Smith, the first player I took in the last mock draft, is still available; this could be a good sign that Smith might be available when the Chicago Bears take the podium.

The Chicago Bears focus on defense in this 2022 NFL mock draft

However, the depth of positions is far different than before. The wide receivers are still available (not Skyy Moore), but the edge rushers are a bit depleted along with the defensive backs. There are a lot of solid quarterbacks available which would help with a trade-down scenario, but we will not be conducting those in this article. The top players available include:

  • Desmond Ridder, QB
  • Matt Corral, QB
  • Perrion Winfrey, DT
  • Kenneth Walker III, RB
  • Tyler Smith, OT/OG
  • Sam Howell, QB

If the Chicago Bears wanted to be wild and anger me as much as many of you, they could trade Justin Fields away to a team that has higher grades on him (if possible) than this regime and roll out with a new rookie quarterback (Desmond Ridder) to lead the way. Not even I could get behind that move, and I am a fan of Ridder, Corral, and Howell.

The value is still significant since this is the best player available (BPA) mock draft. I suppose value is always important (in my mind), but that isn’t a statement that all teams follow. Just ask the Seattle Seahawks.