Chicago Bears acquire several late picks in this 2022 mock draft

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The first order of business when the Bears approach their No. 39 selection is to move back a bit, while acquiring a bunch of capital in return. The trade partner, this time, is the Washington Commanders.

Chicago will send that 39th selection to Washington in exchange for picks 47, 113 and 189. So, the Bears move back just eight spots and are able to land a hefty return. They start their draft at No. 47, selecting North Dakota State’s Christian Watson.

By now, the majority of Bears fans are very familiar with Watson. The 6-foot-4 freak athlete has risen up draft boards over the past couple of months thanks to a standout performance at the Combine, where Watson ran a 4.36 and coupled that with a 38.5-inch vertical.

With his speed, length and overall athleticism, Watson’s catch radius is enormous. He’s going to be a guy that Justin Fields is thrilled to have on this team and be able to utilize. Watson looks every bit of a true number one receiver, but coming out of a smaller program is where the question marks come in.

By all accounts, Watson is a true leader. He’s a “first one in, last one out” type of guy in the weight room and at practice. With all of his intangibles, Watson looks the part and should give the Bears a fantastic one-two punch with he and Darnell Mooney.