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Chicago Bears get five top-100 players in this 2022 mock draft

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A week into NFL free agency, and the Chicago Bears have taken a fresh, new approach under general manager Ryan Poles.

While past regimes have spent early and crazily, Poles has remained patient and only signed guys to contracts he views as justifiable spending. He has refused to overpay, nor has he gone after any “splash” signings.

It’s difficult for some fans to understand this approach, but Poles’ strategy will set the Bears up nicely for the 2023 offseason. More importantly, though, it does make the 2022 NFL Draft a crucial weekend for the organization.

The Bears still have several holes remaining within this roster, but a nice haul in the upcoming draft should help reduce the swelling a bit. With six picks in the draft, Poles could get creative in accomplishing his goals.

Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears have an opportunity to come away with five top-100 players in the 2022 NFL Draft.

In many mocks, you’ll find that the Bears have traded back with one of their second-round picks. Either pick no. 39 or the 48th selection, which was acquired via the Khalil Mack trade just a little while ago.

While it might seem tough to see the Bears trade back, especially considering they do not own a first rounder, this scenario is the most logical. Allowing Poles to have more at-bats in selecting his type of players is an absolute must.

If he plays his cards right, Poles could come away with plenty of talent despite not having a pick in the first. In this mock, we actually see him select a whopping five players within the top 100 prospects. It all starts, of course, with a trade.