Chicago Bears mock draft with a trade into the first round

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As Bears fans know this offseason has been quite a complicated matter. A new Chicago Bears regime brought along with it hope but also lots of questions. The priorities of the new general manager Ryan Poles and new head coach Matt Eberflus have come slowly into focus as the 2022 NFL Draft draws near.

The team’s biggest problem is there are too many holes to fill and barely enough draft picks and cap space to make all the right pieces fit together. As complicated as there situation is Ryan Poles’s decision to proceed in a frugal manner with the way he spends his cap space money has magnified the level of complexity in finding workable solutions.

A different approach to the Chicago Bears 2022 NFL Draft in this mock draft

This offseason has come to a point where the Bears need to be very smart in how they use and manage their six draft picks. There are multiple important needs to be filled. The critical needs that are often getting overlooked over the sexy wideout and cornerback starting jobs are left tackle, right guard and a backup 3-technique. Getting the left tackle position right is the obvious linchpin to making the whole offensive line right. With that in mind, signing a veteran left tackle or drafting one makes the most sense to me.

Surprisingly enough, there is a path that appears available to the Bears that could transform their offensive line into a good if not genuinely, very good position group. This path also makes the rest of their draft choice decisions less complicated. This possible solution was given daylight, starting back on March 25th.