2022 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears select CB Kyler Gordon at No. 39 overall

After not having a pick in the first round, the Chicago Bears had to wait until Friday to add to their roster under the Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus era. And on Friday night, the Bears made their first selection at No. 39 overall in the draft taking cornerback Kyler Gordon of Washington.

The selection of Gordon adds a much needed body to the cornerback room for the Bears’ defense behind Jaylon Johnson. Gordon was an All-Pac 12 player in 2021 for the Huskies.

Analysis

Here is a breakdown of Kyler Gordon’s game via NFL Draft analyst Lance Zierlein:

Cornerback who comes with an elite, high-performance engine but a GPS still in the process of loading. Gordon’s dynamic athletic qualities will show up in testing, but more importantly, they are all over his tape. His blend of play strength and explosive burst affects the passing game from press, off-man and zone coverages. He plays with an alpha demeanor and hitting is definitely part of his overall package. Gordon lacks polish and needs to play with better route recognition and anticipation, but if those elements click, his ball production could be near the top of the league as one of the top playmakers in the game.

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