5 moves the Chicago Bears must make following 2022 NFL Draft

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Ryan Poles has done a great deal to change up the existing Chicago Bears roster to better fit his own image. A rebuild, whether you want to call it one or not, takes more than one season though. The plan is for the Chicago Bears to build through the draft and add young veterans when it makes sense. When it comes to this team, Poles has not been afraid to make the tough decisions.

To begin with, Poles started off by trading Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers. In exchange, the Chicago Bears received a second-round pick (No. 48) and a 2023 sixth-rounder. The team also made the decision to cut Eddie Goldman, Tarik Cohen, Danny Trevathan, and Nick Foles. There did not seem to be an attempt to re-sign Allen Robinson or Bilal Nicholls either.

Ryan Poles still has work to do regarding the Chicago Bears 2022 roster

Ryan Poles did not go after many big-named free agents. The first attempt at a new 3-technique failed as they agreed to terms on a fairly large contract with defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi. That contract was never signed though as Ogunjobi failed his medicals. Justin Jones was signed shortly after news broke that Ogunjobi would not be signed. A few other key signings this offseason are Byron Pringle, David Moore, Lucas Patrick, Trevor Siemian, Al-Quadin Muhammad, Nicholas Morrow, Tavon Young and Dane Cruikshank.

Personally, I cannot imagine that the Chicago Bears feel comfortable knowing the moves they have made to this point in the offseason. The team should be looking to add a few more options to their groups — especially on offense — to at least be considered competition. If I were Ryan Poles, I’d look to make these five additional moves this offseason.