3 ideal trade-up scenarios for the Chicago Bears in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, Bernhard Raimann
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The Chicago Bears could explore a trade into the first round with the Kansas City Chiefs

One team that has made serious noise prior to the draft is the Kansas City Chiefs. The acquisition of several picks by Kansas City, of course, resulted from trading All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. Maybe, they’d like some more capital to work with.

The first trade scenario sees the Bears move up into the late first round, obtaining the 29th overall pick in the draft. With this pick, the Bears select Bernhard Raimann, a tackle out of Central Michigan.

The trade in total sees the Bears net that 29th pick and pick No. 135 overall in exchange for their No. 39 pick and a 2023 third-rounder.

In Raimann, the Bears are getting one of the best tackle prospects in this class. He is an immediate upgrade on the opposite side of Teven Jenkins. Raimann is as athletic as they come at the position, as a former track star and a guy who played both wide receiver and tight end in the past.

Raimann has a lot of traits to like, which is why he’s a first-round guy. Between his excellent footwork, ability to get up to the second level, lateral movement, and knack to mirror pass rushers, this guy is a stud. The capital given up will be well-worth protecting Justin Fields’ blind side.