5 Chicago Bears offensive line targets to watch at 2022 NFL Combine

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These next few days are going to be vital for the future of the Chicago Bears. General manager Ryan Poles and his guys are in person to watch the 2022 NFL Combine go down, and plenty of draft targets will present themselves.

The Bears are going to need a lot of help throughout free agency and within the draft, but Poles has a challenge ahead with the latter. Only five draft picks are available for Poles to work with — and none in the first round.

This week, one of the biggest areas of need will have a lot of potential hit the field during the Combine. The offensive linemen hit the field tomorrow, and there may be no more important position for Poles to watch.

The Bears’ offensive line is going to look much different in 2022 than it did last year, and if Poles plays his cards right, he could end up with a couple of strong rookies up front.

At the 2022 NFL Combine, the Chicago Bears will need to look out for a few select offensive line targets.

Teven Jenkins and Larry Borom are the only sure things up front right now, therefore the entire interior of the line could be up for grabs.

Poles could opt to cut Cody Whitehair in order to save some cash, or keep him on as a starter at either guard or center. If Whitehair is kept, then it makes things a bit easier.

Still, the Bears would need two interior starters this offseason. Could they both come from the draft? If Poles had his way, that’s certainly possible. Protecting Justin Fields for the long-term is priority number one, followed closely by getting him some playmakers.

If any of the following five interior linemen have a solid Combine performance, look for the Bears to target them next month in the draft.