Draft analyst predicts star player falls to Chicago Bears at pick 39Ryan Heckmanon April 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm

The closer we inch to the 2022 NFL Draft, the more rumors and hype we will see flying around. For the Chicago Bears, there hasn’t been a whole lot of notable rumors to chat about as they are without a first-round pick.

But, as the Draft nears this Thursday, there are multiple reports about teams trading back for quarterbacks in the late-first. Because of a possible run on quarterbacks, that’s going to leave first-round talent available on Day 2, where the Bears could pounce.

Of course, one of the Bears’ major needs at the moment is at wide receiver. It was already a big need before the recent Byron Pringle arrest, but the position now might be even more of a stressor.

One of the leading analysts in the business, Chad Reuter, has been covering the NFL Draft for 22 years now. The NFL Media writer released his most recent mock draft just a couple of days ago, and his pick for the Bears at no. 39 should make a lot of fans happy.

NFL dot com draft analyst @chad_reuter has the Bears seeing Treylon Burks fall to them in his most recent mock ? pic.twitter.com/82weOxb7Cy

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The possibility of the Chicago Bears drafting Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks is becoming more and more real.

For the past month or so, Burks has been falling out of the first round in many mock drafts. That has primarily been due to his “slower” 40 time and some question marks about his route tree.

This time, right before the draft, is one of the most intriguing times of the year for the NFL. Last spring, one of the primary names to fall was none other than Justin Fields. At one point, Fields was the clear-cut second overall pick, but fell due to pre-draft chatter and nonsensical criticism.


— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 16, 2021

The same is now happening with Burks, who is a 6-foot-3 wide receiver weighing 225 pounds and capable of manhandling opposing cornerbacks. Burks’ catch radius has no bounds and his size 4XL mitts make it almost impossible for him to drop a ball.

All Burks has done during his career at Arkansas is make big plays. The hilarious thought of him actually dropping out of the first could actually come to fruition, though, which would be a major win for the Bears if they could get him.

Burks lined up mostly in the slot for the Razorbacks, but he has the frame to line up anywhere. His larger body makes him appealing for the outside as more of an Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall type.

To get this type of weapon for Fields at pick no. 39 would be a dream scenario. Of course, this could all be a smokescreen and he very well could get selected in the first. For now, one can only hope the Bears actually have a chance at Burks.

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