3 things that would help Chicago Bears on draft day

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2. Chicago Bears need running backs to go early

The Chicago Bears are not going to draft a running back in the 2022 NFL draft. They have David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert, and the team even added Darrynton Evans already to complete the room.

With that said, they would love to see a couple of running backs go in the top 39 picks. At first, that felt like a pipe dream, but once the NFL combine came and went, two names started to emerge.

Breece Hall and Kenneth Walker both posted impressive 40 times and all of a sudden they have heard their name enter the first-round conversation. It appears as though talking about a first-round running back will start with the Buffalo Bills, but it could leak into the back end of round one, where taking a running back is more respectable.

The Chicago Bears would love to see Hall go high because the drop-off from Walker to the third running back is much bigger than the gap from Hall to Walker. Once Hall goes, it is a signal for any team wanting Walker that the time is now or never.

If two backs can shoot off of the board, and all five quarterbacks are gone, all of the sudden you are talking about a top 32 player being on the Chicago Bears’ radar.