Chicago Bears select Jaquan Brisker No. 48 overall in 2022 NFL Draft

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After drafting Kyler Gordon with the 39th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears followed that up by selecting Jaquan Brisker from Penn State at 48th overall.

The Chicago Bears draft Jaquan Brisker with the 48th overall pick

With the Bears having more than one hole going into next season, this is a fine pick by Poles and the Bears. It’s not an attractive pick on the surface, especially with receiver being such a need.

Considering the location in the draft where Brisker was chosen, not many people can say the Bears blew this pick, but it just doesn’t seem to fit the biggest need for the Bears. It fills a need, the value was fine, and he makes the Bears better. He’s just not the pick that will likely go down as the pick that saved the Chicago Bears.

After missing out on Christian Watson to the Packers and John Metchie III to the Texans— two receivers I was very high on for the Bears— it seemed like Ryan Poles would draft Justin Fields a new catch partner.

That’s not how it went, however. The Bears go all-in on making their defensive secondary better.

When looking at Jaquan Brisker from Penn State, he pairs with Eddie Jackson well. All-in-all, the “worried” factor for Bears fans on when they get their receiver is creeping up.

With Ryan Poles now having two picks under his belt as the Chicago Bears general manager, it’s unclear what the Bears’ strategy for the offense will be. That said, defense seems to be the key focus.

Now, back to whom the Bears drafted in this draft.

At Penn State, Brisker made a pretty decent name for himself. The competition they went up against might not have been top-notch in the Big Ten, but there’s a genuine reason to believe that Jaquan Brisker will transfer well into the NFL.

In three seasons with the Nittany Lions, Brisker had five interceptions and 11 pass break-ups. His name doesn’t fly off the page, but the Bears should improve with Jaquan Brisker.

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As for value, there weren’t many other top defensive backs left, so the Bears getting Jaquan Brisker at pick No. 48 was good value. That being said, there’s no guarantee that Brisker becomes a Hall of Famer. That’d be nice, but it’s a tad too early to make those types of claims.