Chicago Bears acquire several late picks in this 2022 mock draft
At the very next pick, originally scheduled to be the Bears’ selection at No. 48, they pull off another trade. In this instance, the Bears partner with the Kansas City Chiefs and send that pick in exchange for picks 62, 135 and 233.
With that No. 62 selection, the Bears go offensive line by selecting offensive tackle Darian Kinnard out of Kentucky.
As it stands, the Bears only have one sure-fire starter at tackle, and that’s second-year pro Teven Jenkins, also a second-rounder. Larry Borom, a fifth-round pick last year, could eventually step in and start. However, the Bears would be better suited finding an upgrade. That’s where Kinnard comes in.
Kinnard looks like your prototypical NFL offensive lineman, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 345 pounds. He has the size and mass to step right into a starting role. However, that starting role might just be at guard, as some project him better at that position.
His demeanor is nasty, which is what you like to have at the guard position. He’s quite the finisher in run blocking. Kinnard doesn’t have quite enough lateral mobility to hang with the faster pass rushers at the pro level, which might be why he could step into guard and flourish a bit more.
Either way, the Bears get a flexible starting offensive lineman here in the late second.