Grading the 2022 Chicago Bears second-year draft class

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Round 2 Jaquan Brisker

Everything that went right for Kyler Gordon went wrong for Jaquan Brisker. He went from one of the best draft picks as a rookie to being questioned entering the second year of his NFL career. There was a time early in the season when it felt as though Brisker could not do one week without missing a few snaps due to an injury or causing an injury timeout. 

Then, he missed a couple of games later in the season. When he was playing, he looked injured. He was missing tackles and blowing coverage assignments.  

Brisker got healthy toward the end of the season, and he was playing at his best when the Chicago Bears started to go on their late-season run. The arrow remains pointed in the right direction, but this was not the anticipated step forward that a lot of fans were looking for.

Jaquan Brisker Grade: C-

Round 3 Velus Jones Jr

It has become clear that Velus Jones is going to be a bust for the Chicago Bears. Jones had an awful rookie season but still managed to put up 210 total yards, with 103 rushing and 107 receiving. In 2023, he was down at 51 rushing yards and 20 receiving. They slowly phased him out as he continued to fail to beat Equanimeous St. Brown, and the team added Tyler Scott and Trent Taylor, who played over him.

Taylor ensured he would not win the punt return job. He also went from 22 kick returns for 607 yards to 16 returns for 435 yards. He is being used less than the year prior, and the year prior was a disaster. It will be a question of whether he makes the roster in year three. 

Velus Jones Grade: F