Predicting the Chicago Bears starting secondary post 2022 NFL Draft

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The Chicago Bears have plenty of holes on this roster. One of those areas was the secondary. Whether you believe that the secondary was a bigger problem for this team than say the wide receiver group has no weight, unfortunately. You and I do not get a say in roster construction. Only Ryan Poles has the ability to do that.

What we can gather from the results of the 2022 NFL Draft is that Ryan Poles is a general manager who sticks to his true big board instead of drafting mostly for need. He also stuck to his word of acquiring more draft picks. Ryan Poles made many of our 2022 NFL mock drafts look somewhat realistic as he turned six picks into 11 picks. That’s right, he almost doubled his amount of picks this year — although he did lose a pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Ryan Poles stuck to his plan and led what appears to be a successful Chicago Bears draft

This is a vast difference from what we had seen for the seven years prior under Ryan Pace. We have done plenty of write-ups already on the main draft picks in this draft. Let us look at the big picture for a minute rather than just the individuals. It is still early, but time is quickly running short for the Bears to make additions to the roster worthy of note.

As mentioned, one of the main areas of this Chicago Bears roster that needed a major overhaul was the secondary. Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus looked to the early part of the 2022 NFL Draft to help rectify this weakness. Now, one might even say that the secondary could be viewed as a strength. It may be too early to tell on that one, but we are going to look at the roster and come up with a way too early prediction of the starting secondary.