Chicago Bears plummet in NFL power rankings after 2022 NFL Draft

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The 2022 NFL Draft is now behind us. The Chicago Bears roster looks much better once again on the defensive side of the ball than it does on the offensive side of the ball. This is due to Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus using their first two picks in the 2022 NFL Draft on the defense. Rather than settling for a player who fits a bigger need, Ryan Poles stuck to his board and drafted the best player available at the time — not concerning himself with offense or defense.

The Chicago Bears draft should not have caused them to fall in any rankings

The secondary now looks to once again be a strength for this team as both Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker should be instant starters on this roster. Gordon should be an instant upgrade at the outside corner spot too. Brisker makes for a great addition too, but the upgrade over Tashaun Gipson isn’t as great as the upgrade of Gordon over Kindle Vildor. This leaves some speculation for those who are not blindly following the moves Ryan Poles has made to question whether going “best player available” at the time was better than taking one of the top three WRs left.

Well, apparently not everyone at NFL Network was appreciative of the fact that Ryan Poles stuck to his plan and also added five additional picks in this draft. Those picks by the way were used mostly on offense and mostly on the offensive line. Should Poles improve upon the offensive line then it is less prudent to have focused on WR at this time.