5 Chicago Bears WR targets who impressed at 2022 NFL Combine

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Over the last few days, NFL fans from all over have had their eyes on the 2022 NFL Combine. For Chicago Bears fans, specifically, many eyes were specifically on the wide receiver group.

The next few weeks are going to be crucial for the Bears. New general manager Ryan Poles was given a tough spot to come into as a first-time GM.

Poles is tasked with filling out a receiver room that currently has a budding wideout, Darnell Mooney, and second-year pro Dazz Newsome who rarely dressed as a rookie last year.

With Allen Robinson all but certain to find a new team, and the Bears staring at impending free agents like Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd, along with return man Jakeem Grant, it’s going to be a tough ask for Poles to put together a strong receiving core.

At the 2022 NFL Combine, several wide receivers stood out as draft targets for the Chicago Bears.

It was refreshing to not have to focus so much on quarterbacks this year, as the Bears have one in Justin Fields. Hoping to build around their franchise passer, Poles and Matt Eberflus likely focused heavily on the receivers and offensive line.

Though the Bears are without a first or fourth-round pick in this year’s draft, there were plenty of wide receivers who proved they could be valuable selections in Rounds 2 and 3.

The Bears might even find a stud later than that, if they pay close enough attention.

There were many receivers who stood out at this year’s Combine for various reasons, but these five, in particular, looked like they would fit in well with the Bears.