Ranking 48 best prospects for Chicago Bears in 2022 NFL draft

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The best way for an NFL team to avoid some of the worries of mock drafts is to do their internal mock draft. That would essentially be to list of the picks as if you were the GM and then find points where you find tiers, or realize that if you get to a certain spot and you still feel comfortable with the players, you know you will be good to pick where you are. For the Chicago Bears, if they rank their top 48 players they will be getting someone from that list.

So, we are going to rank the top 48 players and find out which ones are the best fits for the Chicago Bears.

Which Prospects will be gone by Chicago Bears pick?

The top 22 players are listed below in no order. It is fair to say that none of these 22 players are going to fall to the Chicago Bears, and if they did, they would probably be the top player on the board based on their stock alone.

Aidan Hutchinson, Travon Walker, Evan Neal, Ikem Ekwonu, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Sauce Gardner, Derek Stingley, Charles Cross, Garret Wilson, Devin Lloyd, Trent McDuffie, Chris Olave, Trevor Penning, Jordan Davis, Kyle Hamilton, Drake London, Zion Johnson, Treylon Burks, Jameson Williams, Dax Hill, Jahan Dotson, Tyler Linderbaum

This list did not include any quarterbacks, tight ends, and running backs. The combination of the Bears not needing these positions, and the draft not having high-end players that will be top 50 locks, it is hard to rank them. It is easy to say that any QB, RB, and TE that goes ahead of the Chicago Bears will only push these players down. So we will add in one spot for each, although we know that five quarterbacks could go in this range, and that would help Chicago immensely. Still, there is a real chance only three QBs go high, then the running backs and tight ends fall. With that in mind, we will just leave three placeholders.

So, with the top 25 out of the way, who are prospects 26-48 that should be in contention for the Chicago Bears?

26. Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M

Earlier in the draft process, it was thought that Green would never be in this spot, but there are a few medical red flags, and his NFL combine was not great either. He is not the highest ceiling player but should be a starting guard from day one.

27. Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan 

This is another prospect who should not be here on tape, but things such as his age and arm length are holding back his draft stock. The Chicago Bears should be thrilled with how realistic he is to fall to them.

28. Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

Smith is raw but is the youngest offensive lineman in the 2022 NFL draft. He is also one of the most violent and could immediately come in and be a plus-run defender.

29. George Pickens, WR, Georgia 

Pickens is a fan favorite, and reports are starting to leak that he could be on the board for the teams’ picks.
30. Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

This is one of the biggest risers in the process, but he still could fall because he did not run a complete route tree, and had plenty of drops on tape. Still, his upside flashed at the Senior Bowl and NFL combine.
31. Logan Hall, DL, Houston 

Logan Hall has been connected to the Chicago Bears since the pro day circuit. He may be the best talent of this group, but the Bears need offense more than defense.
32. Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington 

Gordon may fall in the draft because he does not have adequate length and there are discussions of whether he would be best in the slot or out wide. Still, he plays tenacious, and he comes from Washington and has been producing pro talent.

33. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida 

Elam has been linked to the Chicago Bears recently. He is also one of the youngest players in this draft class and has been starting at Florida since he was a true freshman.
34. Andrew Booth, CB, Clemson

Booth is falling a bit with questionable medical marks. The Bears would have to make sure they checked everything out, but on tape, he could start as a rookie on the outside.
35. Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

Moore is a player we highlighted earlier in the draft season and may know offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.
36. Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia

Wyatt is starting to fall down the draft boards because of his age, and a background that features a domestic violence type arrest. This will put tough questions on the Bears’ new staff as he may fall to them and be the best talent available.

37. Travis Jones, DL, Uconn

Travis Jones may be best suited as a nose tackle, but he is explosive enough and can attack downhill to the point where he can impact the passing game and play on all downs.

38. DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M

The Chicago Bears have an obvious thirst for a three-technique, and Leal may quench that. He is one of the youngest players in the draft which may push him up the Bears board.
39. Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

Lewis Cine is one of the more talented players in the group, but the question is whether the Bears can afford to take a safety with one of their two most important picks.
40. Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

Tariq Woolen can arguably go higher, but the raw player who is more of a project and a bet on athleticism may not be the best way to start a run for a new General Manager. A fall to roun three would be more of a no-brainer.
41. George Karlaftis, Edge, Purdue

Of all the positions the team needs, edge is pretty low making Karlaftis lower on their board. Still, rumors are that he could be falling lower than the media thinks, which will make him debatable in round two.

42. Perrion Winfrey, DL, Oklahoma

The Bears’ quest for a 3-technique could see them drafting Perrion Winfrey with one of their top two picks.
43. Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

Pitre may be their top player on the board, but they would have to have a plan for a versatile slot/safety.
44. Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

Brisker is like Pitre in that the need does not quite fit the talent and he would have to be far and away from their top player on the board.
45. Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota

Faalele does not really fit the Bears’ thoughts of an agile mover, but you can argue he does have great footwork for his size, and he could be a top asset on the board.

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46. Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, PSU

This is similar to Karlaftis in which the talent says yes, but the need says that he would have to be a value at pick 48 to be considered.
47. Boye Mafe, Edge, Minnesota

Mafe has talent but is older and in a position that the team may be shying away from with their first picks.
48. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

Dean is essentially a smaller version of Roquan Smith with a few more questions in terms of play speed. The player is great, but they need a linebacker that makes him the best player if he falls to 48 types of pick.