Predicting the Bears' first selection in the 2022 NFL draft

The Bears need to surround Justin Fields with more weapons, and it’s not a matter of if but when they add a wideout in the draft. In a perfect world, George Pickens falls to the Bears at 39th overall.

Alyssa Barbieri: WR George Pickens, Georgia

This draft is truly exciting since it’s Ryan Poles’ first one as the Bears GM. Because of that, we have very little information to go off of trying to predict what direction the team will go.

Brendan Sugrue: C Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

Unlike last year, I believe the Bears will stay put at 39, due to the amount of needs they have and their lack of draft capital. The good news, this is a very deep draft for wide receivers.

Ryan Fedrau: WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State

The Bears need a receiver to pair with Darnell Mooney. With Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown both on one-year deals and the team seemingly unwilling to overpay for a premier free agent, the answer has to be the draft.

Nate Atkins: WR Christian Watson, North Dakota State

Justin Fields currently lacks what every young, elite quarterback currently has – a rising star at receiver. While the Bears added solid depth in Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown to go along with Darnell Mooney, this is a C+ receiving corps with Allen Robinson now in Los Angeles.

Jarrett Bailey: WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State

The Bears need an X receiver, simple as that. I don’t know if i’m ready to crown Darnell Mooney as a number 1 yet so he definitely needs a guy on the other side to take some pressure off him.

Sky Kruse: WR George Pickens, Georgia

The Bears need an X receiver, simple as that. I don’t know if i’m ready to crown Darnell Mooney as a number 1 yet so he definitely needs a guy on the other side to take some pressure off him.

Sky Kruse: WR George Pickens, Georgia