Players for the Chicago Bears to target on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft

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Here are the best options on offense for the Chicago Bears on Day 3

Without a fourth-round pick, it will be hard to determine who will be available. The Chicago Bears do not pick again for another 42 picks. There are a lot of possibilities on how those 42 draft picks can play out. That said, here are the top players that the Chicago Bears can choose from on offense should they fall to pick Nos. 148 and 150.

I used a mock draft simulator to get a better idea of who may be there, but we all know that plenty can change. There are guys available right now I am shocked were not drafted. We also saw Cole Strange drafted in the first round. The NFL Draft can be crazy.

Offensive Linemen:

Chris Paul, OT – Tulsa
Lecitus Smith, IOL – Virginia Tech
Justin Shaffer, IOL – Georgia
Alec Lindstrom, IOL – Boston College
Kellen Diesch, OT – Arizona State
Dohnovan West, IOL – Arizona State
Darian Kinnard, OT – Kentucky
Zach Tom, IOL – Wake Forest
Jamaree Salyer, IOL – Georgia

If I were Ryan Poles, I’d be hoping to land Kellen Diesch (great scheme fit), Darian Kinnard, Zach Tom or Jamaree Salyer. If multiple of these players should fall, I’d once again hope that Ryan Poles attempt to trade back in the draft.

Wide Receiver:

Calvin Austin, III, WR – North Carolina
Khalil Shakir, WR – Boise State
Romeo Doubs, WR – Nevada
Justyn Ross, WR – Clemson
Kyle Phillips, WR – UCLA
Bo Melton, WR – Rutgers
Kevin Austin, Jr. – WR – Notre Dame
Jalen Nailor, WR – Michigan State

There are a few names here worth considering should they fall. I’m not looking to Calvin Austin since he’s too comparable to Velus Jones, Jr. Bo Melton, Kyle Phillips and Khalil Shakir top my list of WRs who are still left.

Tight End:

Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE – Maryland
Daniel Bellinger, TE – San Diego State
Jake Ferguson, TE – Wisconsin

Although I don’t believe they will look at the running back position, here are a few names since I didn’t think they’d consider drafting a safety in the second round either.

Running Backs:

Dameon Pierce, RB – Florida
Pierre Strong, Jr., RB – South Dakota State
Kyren Williams, RB – Notre Dame
Zamir White, RB – Georgia

Alright, now back onto the defensive side of the football — despite me hoping they stick to offense.