Bears 2022 NFL draft tracker: Pick-by-pick analysis

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The 2022 NFL draft is upon us, and new Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles has started building his first rookie draft class.

The Bears entered the draft with just six selections, including a pair of second-round picks and a high third-round selection. Chicago had a slew of needs to address, including wide receiver, offensive line, cornerback and safety.

Here’s a look at the Bears’ draft picks (entering the second round):

  • Round 2, Pick 39

  • Round 2, Pick 48

  • Round 3, Pick 71

  • Round 5, Pick 148

  • Round 5, Pick 150

  • Round 6, Pick 186

Follow along with Bears Wire’s draft tracker, where we’ll have player information and analysis of each selection. Keep checking back for updates!

Second round, No. 39: CB Kyler Gordon, Washington

Pick: Second round, 39th overall

Breakdown: Gordon is a versatile cornerback, having played both slot and outside corner for the Huskies. Gordon is a lockdown corner, not allowing a touchdown in 722 coverage snaps at Washington. Gordon was underrated, playing in the shadow of former teammate and 2022 21st overall pick Trent McDuffie. But Gordon was a borderline first-round pick, given his production and tremendous athleticism. In addition, Gordon can also make an impact as a blitzer off the edge. — Nate Atkins

Fit: Likely Day 1 starter opposite Jaylon Johnson at outside cornerback.

Player info

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 194 lbs
Arm length: 31″
Hands: 9 1/4″
40-yard dash: 4.52
Vertical jump: —
Broad jump: —
Short shuttle: —
Three-cone: —
Bench: —
RAS: 9.69

Second round, No. 39: S Jaquan Brisker, Penn State

Pick: Second round, 48th overall

Breakdown: Brisker is a physically-gifted safety that plays with aggression and relentlessness. He can play deep safety, box safety, and in the slot. As a defender, he’s fearless against the run and has ball-hawking ability. He’ll have a chance to play immediately on special teams and might find a role given the current uncertainty around the depth at safety. — Nate Atkins

Fit: Likely Day 1 starter opposite Eddie Jackson at safety and special teams contributor.

Player info

Height: 6’1″
Weight: 199 lbs
Arm length: 31 3/4″
Hands: 9 7/8″
40-yard dash: 4.49
Vertical jump: 34.5
Broad jump: 124
Short shuttle: —
Three-cone: —
Bench: 22
RAS: 9.12

Third round, No. 71: WR Velus Jones, Tennessee

Pick: Third round, 71st overall

Breakdown: Right now, he’s more of an athlete than a receiver but is speedy and great with the ball in his hands (just look at his 4.31 40-yard dash). While he’s unpolished as a wide receiver, he can turn short routes into significant gains. While he develops as a wide receiver, he’ll immediately fill the gap left by Jakeem Grant as the starting kick and punt returner. Jones will also serve as a deep threat in the offense, likely opening things up for other receivers underneath. —Nate Atkins

Fit: The Bears get a developmental receiver in Jones, who is a speedy deep threat, and also figures to serve a key role as a returner on special teams.

Player info

Height: 6’0″
Weight: 204 lbs
Arm length: 30 7/8
Hands: 9 3/4″
40-yard dash: 4.31
Vertical jump: 33
Broad jump: 121
Short shuttle: —
Three-cone: —
Bench: —
RAS: 7.11

Fifth round, No. 148: TBD

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Fifth round, No. 150: TBD

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Sixth round, No. 186: TBD

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