LAKE FOREST, Ill., – It’s not a secret that one One of the Chicago Bears’ biggest needs heading into the 2022 NFL Draft is wide receiver, and luckily for them, there’s plenty of talent in that position, even in the second round where the Bears have their first two. choice.
Chicago has overall selections No. 39 and No. 48 in the second round, the latter coming from the trade Khalil Mac at the Los Angeles Chargers earlier this offseason. The Bears have many needs on both sides of the ball, including the offensive line and cornerback, but given how serious the sophomore quarterback is Justin Fields needs reliable receivers to throw at, it would be a surprise if the Bears didn’t use one of their two second rounders on a wide. It almost feels like a guarantee that it will happen.
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The Bears have added wide receivers Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown to their free agency offense so far, and they’re firing Darnell Mooney. They also have Dazz Newsome entering his second year on a futures/reserve contract. But it’s clear that they still need talent in this position to give Fields some weapons around him.
This the year in particular happens to be a banner year for wide receivers, with two of Fields’ former teammates, Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, who are both expected to enter the first round of this repechage. However, there should still be plenty of quality wides left after the likes of Olave, Wilson and Treylon Burk out of Arkansas and Alabama jameson williams are ripped off.
With that in mind, here is a look at the top wide receivers who could potentially be available to the Bears in the second round in the April draft.