Chicago Bears add desperately needed draft picks in this 2022 mock draftTodd Welteron April 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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The Chicago Bears will get a chance to add some talent to its roster starting on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. The Bears traded away their first-round pick in last year’s draft to move up and select quarterback Justin Fields.

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles will have to wait until the second round to make his first selection as the man in charge of the entire operation.

Poles is armed with six picks-two second-round picks, a third-round selection, two fifth-round selections, and a sixth-rounder.

The Chicago Bears have a lot of holes on the roster. They are in desperate need of talent infusion at offensive line, cornerback, safety, wide receiver, defensive tackle, and linebacker.

Six picks are just not going to cut it if Poles hopes to upgrade the roster through the draft. At a minimum, Poles needs to look at trading back with one of his two second-round picks or with his third-round pick to acquire his draft capital.

Poles seems open to trading down.

If Ryan Poles hasn’t informed other teams he’s open for business yet, sounds like he’s fixing to.

“I do think we will be in the business — depending on where it is and what it looks like — in moving back and trying to create more (draft capital).”

— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) April 26, 2022

Also, having more draft volume allows Poles the chance to cover any of his mistakes. A good to great general manager is going to hit on 50-60% of his picks. That means where the Chicago Bears currently stand, they will walk away with three players, maybe four players that will be contributing NFL players.

The Bears have so many needs the Chicago Bears need to wheel and deal to get more draft capital. The Chicago Bears are around the league’s lowest regarding draft capital.

Final updated draft capital chart heading into the draft -using the Fitzgerald-Spielberger draft value chart -assuming no more pre-draft trades from teams

— Arjun Menon (@arjunmenon100) April 23, 2022

Picks were made based on the following the Athletic’s 10 NFL Draft commandments.

The 10 NFL Draft commandments:

1. Don’t be overconfident in your ability to evaluate talent

4. Properly assess the abilities of your coaching staff

8. Appoint a designated hater and hype man for each prospect

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— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) April 20, 2022

In addition, taking the best player available within a group of five players at every pick. Typically, teams will group about five players they have high grades and select based on that group. The tiebreaker was did the player fit a position of need while still being talented. This way you avoid reaching for a player.

Pro Football Focus’ mock draft simulator was used along with their big board since only those in Halas Hall truly know the Chicago Bears draft rankings are.

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