Chicago Bears 2022 positional mock draft
You will see plenty of mock drafts projecting specific players to the Chicago Bears, but how about a broader look into what positions may be available and when. The players that they take in these spots should be determined in part by how the board breaks.
So, while you may see the top need as something, there may be a bigger cluster and a chance to fill the need later, whereas that is not the case with other positions. With that in mind, what would be the perfect positional mock draft?
Second Round: Offensive and Defensive Line
Whether they go offensive line at pick 39, or defensive line at pick 48, or vice versa, the more you get closer to the draft and the more you realize that these may be the picks in the second round.
The reality is that there are tier breaks in these positions and they are not nearly as deep as others. On the flip side, a 3-technique defensive lineman who could be available in the 39-48 range include Logan Hall, Demarvin Leal, and Perrion Winfrey.
With the gap between these three to the next tier, it would be hard to see any of them falling past Chicago.
On the flip side, names such as Kenyon Green, Bernard Raimann, and Tyler Smith would be considered fallers if they were around at pick 39. Still, when you factor in that four tackles will go ahead of Raimann and Smith, and that Tyler Linderbaum and Zion Johnson are also in the interior line, you have to wonder if nine linemen will go in the top 38 picks.
If seven or eight go, the Chicago Bears still have their choice of one of these high-end names, and that again would be hard to pass up. Seeing one or two offensive linemen at pick 39, and turning around to see someone like Winfrey at pick 48 could be too hard to pass up.
The depth below these names makes it easier to lean to these spots as well.