Ranking the Chicago Bears’ draft against each NFC North team

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With the 2022 NFL Draft coming to a close, the Chicago Bears went a direction that not many Bears fans loved— at least after Day 2.

That being said, it’s important to compare drafts within the division, that way fans can make hypothetical lists online that might be wrong. Draft picks generally need a couple of years to be able to decide whether the player was worth the draft pick.

How do the Chicago Bears rank among the NFC North in draft grade?

Prior to the draft, the Bears were pretty middle-of-the-pack with their roster. Sure, maybe an optimistic take, but with the idea that Justin Fields will progress with this new regime, there were seemingly two major needs: wide receiver and defensive back.

The offensive line could use work, but there’s an idea that Eric Fischer could be a free agency pick-up, closer to the season. He’s a vet linked with the Chicago Bears and Ryan Poles, with Poles’ prior team being the Kansas City Chiefs.

However, since that hasn’t happened yet, it’s unfair to consider that a lock.

Now, when ranking each team’s draft, it will be looked at under a couple of microscopes. First: value. Was this player selected at a proper value? Second: need/fit. Does this player fit a need, and do they fit the team’s scheme?

So, without further ado, let’s start with the team that had the worst draft within the NFC North.