4 positions Chicago Bears must draft with 6 picks
The Chicago Bears have just six picks in the 2022 NFL draft. While they could be doubling up at a few positions of need, there are four positions that they would have to walk away from the draft with. If they miss on these spots, the holes will be far too big, and it will be tough to explain the team drafting other positions ahead of them.
This is certainly the least of the needs, but a need nonetheless. The Chicago Bears have a serious hole at linebacker besides Roquan Smith. Sure, the team signed Nicholas Morrow, but he did not play last season and was typically viewed as a depth option beyond that.
Morrow could start next to Smith is nickel sets, but in 4-3 looks, even Matt Eberflus said that they do not have the spot filled yet. He signed Matthew Adams, but this is someone who is closer to the practice squad than the starting lineup. It means that a linebacker has to come in some shape and form.
The good news with having Eberflus, and his linebackers coach Dave Borgonzi is that the two have worked well with later-round picks at linebackers before. Eberflus helped turn fourth rounders Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson into long time NFL starters, and Borgonzi drafted Kwon Alexander in round four and saw him blossom
The duo did not draft Anthony Walker, but the fifth-round pick was almost left for dead before these two helped him become a starter. This is a spot to draft in the fifth round or later and watch Eberflus work his magic. Still, they cannot leave the draft without an off-ball linebacker.