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

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The Chicago Bears could explore a trade into the first round with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sticking with a similar theme, the Bears could also move up for a different offensive lineman. This time they partner with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by snagging their No. 27 pick along with a seventh-rounder in exchange for their 39th selection and a 2023 third-round pick.

With that selection at 27, the Bears get one of the best interior line prospects this draft has to offer in Iowa’s Tyler Linderbaum.

Linderbaum is a guy who is considered to potentially fall out of the first round due to a lack of length. But, he plays with a nasty, mean streak and more than makes up for his lack of length in other areas. Linderbaum can play both guard and center, giving the Bears yet another versatile interior lineman.

As a former wrestler with immense core strength and an anchor that will hold firm, Linderbaum brings brute toughness. He is also fundamentally sound, using fluid hip and hand motion.

With Linderbaum, the Bears’ rushing attack becomes a whole lot better. Not to mention, he’s a pretty good pass blocker as well.