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

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Chicago Bears, Christian Watson
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With the no. 64 overall pick, the Bears yet again go offense. This time, it’s with an ascending fan-favorite at wide receiver. Christian Watson has become a riser as of late, and people might be realizing that he actually has the talent to translate from playing against far lesser competition, and into the NFL.

Watson is every bit of a number one receiver in terms of his athletic profile. At 6-foot-4, he is a mismatch no matter where he lines up. He is going to be bigger than just about any cornerback he lines up against, and when you pair his frame with the vertical leap (38.5 inches), his broad jump (136 inches) and his speed (4.36 in the 40-yard dash) he has a whole lot to like.

This is a kid who has everything a team would desire in a true number one option, period. A lot of people like to dig at the fact that he completely dominated his collegiate competition — and that’s a valid point. But, that’s also exactly what he was supposed to do at that level.

Watson did everything right in college. He was as dominant as they come at the wide receiver position, and paired with a quarterback like Justin Fields, he could end up becoming one of the league’s biggest surprises. In a wide receiver class that’s incredibly deep, Watson certainly sticks out as a guy who could surpass a handful of guys who will be taken ahead of him.