3 Chicago Bears losers from 2022 NFL draft weekend
The Chicago Bears were unable to take care of all of their needs this draft weekend, but that was expected. They entered the 2022 NFL draft with holes across the board, and not nearly enough high picks to satisfy everything. However, they were able to add some spots that put players on notice.
Who are players on the current Chicago Bears roster that saw what happened on draft weekend and now are in a worse spot?
3. Is Darrynton Evans going to make the Chicago Bears roster
The Chicago Bears claimed Darrynton Evans off of waivers, which has to show some interest. Evans was a third-round pick just two years ago, so while whatever happened to get him released so early is concerning, the Bears’ interest also could speak to his upside.
Still, there are two things that Evans had going for him. First, he had return game upside. Second, he was looked at as the passing game back, or the change of pace back.
The two issues he saw this weekend were Velus Jones and Trestan Ebner. Both Jones and Ebnar have return game viability, and they even added a return game option in the UDFA period.
Velus Jones will play wideout, but Ryan Poles talked about handing the ball off to him in a versatile role. Ebner is a running back who had more receiving yards in his career than rushing.
All of a sudden the need for a pass-catching back with return game upside got a lot smaller. Evans will have to fight to keep a roster spot because his role is repetitive.