The ultimate Chicago Bears 2022 NFL Draft rankings and guide

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The NFL Draft is right around the corner. As the draft is always a time when fans are looking forward to the future, hoping that their team finds a future franchise-altering player in the draft. In particular, the Chicago Bears have holes all around the roster. The Bears desperately need wide receiver and offensive line help, and on the other side of the ball, there is no current solution to the Bears’ holes at CB2, and safety two.

I have taken the liberty of creating a big board. I ranked 10 players for the Bears, focusing on picks as early as 39 and 48, while also looking at Day 3 where there still can be great value. These players have been assessed on how good of a player they are, how high their ceiling is in the league, and how good of a fit they are for this current Chicago Bears team. I will also be giving these players pro comparisons so people can have a good idea of what these players will look like as they transition into the NFL.

Chicago Bears Big Board No. 1: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

Projected: Late First Round/Early Second Round

Target for the Bears at Pick(s): 39 or trade-up

George Pickens stands at 6’3″ and 200 pounds with all the tools that give him one of the highest ceilings in this draft. Pickens has been one of the best deep threats since his freshman year. Even fresh off an ACL tear not even a year ago, he came back for the national championship game and hauled in a beautiful downfield catch during a pivotal moment, which was very poetic, to say the least.

Pickens is very recognized for his hands, which are hands down the best in the draft, as well as his great size and catch radius that comes with his big frame. But one of the most underlooked things about Pickens is how loose his hips are, which in turn makes him a better route runner. Pickens for his size has no business being nearly as good of a route runner as he is, which is why I think he is such an unmissable talent in this draft.

Pickens can be a perimeter receiver coming into the league and has the potential to be a true X receiver with star potential. Pickens is also a nasty run blocker and has no problems getting dirty in the blocking game, and has multiple highlights in the run blocking game.

If you have been listening to Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus, they always preach about building a violent, nasty, physical football team, and there is no one more nasty and physical than George Pickens in college football right now. It would be an absolute grand slam of a pick and would be an amazing start to a new era of Chicago Bears football.

Pro Comparison: Michael Gallup