Day 1 may not be the Chicago Bears’ night in the NFL Draft, but they sure do make Day 2 theirs in this most recent 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Without a first-round pick, the Bears are active, making a trade to secure their top player available as Day 2 begins. Let’s get to it for Chicago in a 7-Round Mock Draft.
Chicago Bears 2022 7-Round Mock Draft
Here are projections of every pick the Chicago Bears could make within a 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft with the Pro Football Network staff as the general manager. This is what we would do with the picks after the board shook out while doing a full 7-round, 32-team mock draft.
Round 2, Pick 36 (from NYG): Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
Mock Trade: The Bears send pick No. 39 in 2022 and a 2023 fourth-round selection to the New York Giants in exchange for pick No. 36 and a 2023 seventh-round pick.
The Bears move up three spots in the second round to ensure they secure Treylon Burks from Arkansas. Despite lackluster numbers at the Combine and Arkansas Pro Day, Burks has a distinguished football speed that allows him to gain ground on defenders once the ball is in his hands.
Round 2, Pick 48 (from LAC): Kinglsey Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina
The stacked EDGE class allows Kingsley Enagbare to slide to the Bears here. Enagbare can move off the edge with grace and power, a rare blend for a guy his size. Yet, he can also rush the passer from the interior or drop back in space to take away shallow passing zones.
Round 3, Pick 71: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
Whether it’s depth or an improvement to their current depth chart, Petit-Frere is a big upgrade. He was overmatched at times against power rushers, but if he develops his strength to start his career, Petit-Frere has enough technical skill and speed in his hands to become a starter at left or right tackle.
Round 5, Pick 148 (from HOU): Kalon Barnes, CB, Baylor
You can’t mention Kalon Barnes without mentioning his Combine performance and top speed. Running the fastest 40-yard dash we’ve ever seen from a defender and second-fastest ever at the Combine, Barnes tipped the clock at 4.23, just one one-hundredth off the all-time record of 4.22. The best part about Barnes’ game is that his speed is utilized across all his skills. He has plenty of makeup speed to cover any lapses in coverage, though those lapses aren’t common.
Round 5, Pick 150: Matt Henningsen, DT, Wisconsin
It didn’t go their way with the signing of Larry Ogunjobi, so here we are with the Bears drafting a defensive tackle instead. Matt Henningsen has three-down potential on the Bears’ defensive line. He rushes the passer well while presenting upside with his run defense. Henningsen can play as far as a Wide-9 but likely factors heavily into the inside rotation as his career develops.
Round 6, Pick 186: Samori Toure, WR, Nebraska
There may not be a more underrated player in this entire draft class than Samori Toure. All Toure did at the Shrine Bowl was impress. Whether it was his route running or his hands, he was dominant. Toure comes from Nebraska after transferring (and dominating) at Montana. He’s a great slot threat but can also win outside.
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