3 Chicago Bears losers from 2022 NFL draft weekend

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2. Sam Mustipher will be on Chicago Bears roster bubble

One of the things we highlighted with the Chicago Bears drafting Doug Kramer from Illinois is how athletic he is. If you are going to wait until Day three to take a center, bet on the athletic types because those are the day three picks that hit.

With that in mind, the drafting of Kramer was a strong indictment of how the team likely feels about Sam Mustipher. Below you can see how the two compare athletically thanks to RAS scores.

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The difference is what got Kramer drafted and saw Mustipher slide to UDFA status. The difference is also going to give Kramer an edge when training camp rolls around.

The Chicago Bears want their draft pick to hit, and not the player that Ryan Pace tried to start at center. If the two are close, Kramer will get the edge, but when you think about it, Chris Morgan, Luke Getsy, and the Bears staff also drafted Kramer because he is the better scheme fit as well.

He is likely going to look better because the scheme calls for the center to get out and move. Of course, this is a competition for the backup center role, as Mustipher essentially lost his job once the Bears signed Lucas  Patrick.

Of course, they will let Sam Mustipher compete, but the Chicago Bears starting center last year Is probably closer to being a third-string cut candidate than his role at this point last year.