What positions are analysts mocking most to the Chicago Bears in the second round?

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Chicago Bears - Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

If you love the NFL Draft season then I am sure you have been keeping up on many of the mock drafts being published. We have looked at multiple approaches here at BearGogglesOn, but in this case, let’s take a look at some of the national media analysts’ best guesses at who the Chicago Bears will be drafting in the second round.

The 2022 NFL Draft is now less than two weeks away. There are some rumors floating around that the team is going to focus on big men upfront before looking at any skill position players. Only time will tell and it obviously will be dependent on who is actually available when the team picks at 39 and 48 in the second round.

Analysts’ recent mock drafts also reflect recent Chicago Bears draft rumors

Recently, Chicago Bears’ lead writer, Larry Mayer looked at 13 analysts’ 2022 NFL mock drafts and compiled their picks together into one article. I’m not going to just re-write the article, that would be plagiarism. Instead, I wanted to look at the positions being drafted and get an idea of what we might expect when the Chicago Bears are on the clock in the second round.

Some of the mock drafts included trades, but only six positions were selected with the Bears’ first two picks in the second round. Safety was only selected once and I just don’t foresee that happening. Analysts must believe the rumors though that Ryan Poles is going to focus on big men rather than positional players early.

Eight offensive tackles and three offensive guards were selected. I’ll admit, some of the analysts seemed to think that one particular player is going to translate to the NFL as an offensive tackle, while others didn’t have comments listed to know if they viewed this player as a tackle or a guard. The player in question is Tulsa’s offensive tackle Tyler Smith. I have him projected as an offensive guard which would throw the numbers around quite a bit. Smith was selected three times.

A few other notable names that showed up multiple times included:

  • Roger McCreary, CB
  • Kenyon Green, OG
  • Abe Lucas, OT
  • Logan Hall, DT
  • Bernhard Raimann, OT

Wide receiver was selected six times, defensive tackle was selected three times and cornerback was selected five times. With 11 offensive linemen and three defensive tackles selected throughout these 13 mock drafts, it is apparent that many believe Ryan Poles will attack the trenches early.

What positions do you want to see Poles look to draft in the second round?