NFL Network picks these two prospects as best for the Chicago Bears

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In an article that was published by the NFL Network a few days ago, Chad Reuter wrote about the 2022 NFL Draft. In this article, Reuter chose two players who would make for the best first two picks for each team. Since the Chicago Bears do not have a first-round pick, this meant that Reuter had to look at picks No. 39 and 48 when determining who could not only be around but also make a great fit for this new regime.

This is a nice little twist on the many mock drafts that we see during this time of year. Bear Goggles On is one of those sites that constantly looks at who may be available and who would make for the best selection at certain points in the NFL Draft.

There are plenty of interesting names within the 2022 NFL Draft class who would make for a great addition to this rebuilding roster. Based on the offseason moves thus far, one would assume that the Chicago Bears would look to draft mostly offensive players to start the draft. However, with Matt Eberflus at the helm, it should not shock anyone if they lean defense. Only time will tell.

Which two NFL Draft prospects make for the ideal picks for the Chicago Bears?

Round 2: No. 39 Overall — Kyler Gordon, CB – Washington

In this little exercise by the NFL Network, Chad Reuter decided that with the 39th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the best fit for the Chicago Bears would be cornerback, Kyler Gordon. Gordon played for Washington and is one of the top cornerback prospects in the draft. The position is not as deep as others, but there are some solid corners worth considering and Gordon is one of them. In fact, he could even find himself going before the Bears can even pick at 39. Gordon would likely push to start right away opposite Jaylon Johnson.

Round 2: No. 48 Overall — Christian Watson, WR – North Dakota State

A name that should no longer be of a shock to anyone who has been following the wide receiver class of the 2022 NFL Draft is Christian Watson. Watson has shot up draft boards and rightfully so. He has tremendous upside and should be able to prove he is good enough to play against the top talent within the NFL. Watson would make for an excellent selection at 48 overall, but I digress, I would not be surprised if Watson went sooner than this pick.


The Chicago Bears have plenty of needs, but wide receiver, cornerback, and of course offensive line are the three biggest of those needs. Filling two of those needs would be fantastic for Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus. My assumption here is that there were not any quality linemen left to take or there were enough to consider taking a risk and selecting one in the third round with pick No. 71.