Ryan Poles dominates in this Chicago Bears 2022 Mock Draft

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Chicago Bears, Mario Goodrich
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With Matt Eberflus bringing in Alan Williams to be his defensive coordinator, there will definitely be some turnover in the secondary. The Bears have to fix the abomination which has become the back end of their defense. Outside of Jaylon Johnson and maybe Thomas Graham Jr., the Bears cannot feel good about anybody else in that group — yes, even Eddie Jackson.

In the fifth round, the Bears address their secondary by taking Clemson cornerback Mario Goodrich who might even have a chance to compete for a starting spot, depending upon what the team does in free agency this year.

One of the biggest surprises and standouts in the ACC this year was the play from Goodrich, who finished with a spot on the All ACC Team. His play was really elevated this year, and one of the biggest attributes which fits well with the Bears is his ability to play physical.

The Bears lacked physicality at the cornerback position this past season, and saw several missed tackles in the secondary. That’s not a trait of this kid, as he’s a sure tackler. He wraps up and loves contact. Goodrich might even be a better fit in the slot, but that’ll be up to the coaching staff.