Ranking the best positions for the Chicago Bears in second round

Chicago Bears - Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
1 of 6
Chicago Bears, Drake London
Chicago Bears (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft is in the books. There were plenty of trades after the first 10 picks came off the board. In fact, 14 trades took place in the first round this year. Now, the Chicago Bears are on the clock in six picks. Will teams trade up in front of them? Will Ryan Poles try to trade back and acquire more picks? There are plenty of ways for this draft to shake out for the Bears.

Wide receiver went early and it was looking like we could see a historic number of receivers drafted in the first round this year. That did not happen as the position cooled down after three receivers went consecutively with picks number 10, 11 and 12.

What positions should the Chicago Bears target in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft

Six receivers went in the first round, and they were all within the top six of my rankings at that position — just not in the order I have them ranked. Drake London was the first receiver off the board. The others in order of being picked were Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jameson Williams, Jahan Dotson and Treylon Burkes.

The Chicago Bears have holes to fill this offseason, but the question is, which holes seem to be the biggest? Not every position needs to be considered in the second round. Running back for example is very strong for the Bears. If Ryan Poles drafted a running back before round five, I would be very disappointed. Quarterback and EDGE are two other positions they don’t need to address. Almost every other position could use some help.

Here is how I would rank the positions worth drafting in the second round based on talent level and the amount of immediate depth, not total depth.