5 perfect trade-back scenarios for Chicago Bears in 2022 NFL Draft

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The Chicago Bears could trade back with the Washington Commanders

The Trade

Knowing that the Bears will now have back-to-back picks at 47 and 48 is a huge advantage. That gives Poles extra time to plan, in essence. Think of the Bears going offensive line at pick 48, and grabbing this playmaker beforehand.

The Picks

Round 2, Pick 47: WR George Pickens, Georgia

One of the more popular picks from Bears fans in mocks, as of late, is Georgia wideout George Pickens. He never had a full season as the true number one at Georgia, as last year was supposed to be that year. Pickens went down with an ACL injury but made a full recovery and came back late in the season to help Georgia win the National Championship.

Pickens is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, having that ideal outside frame and can be a field-stretcher. Pickens’ catch radius is one of his most impressive traits. He has good speed and soft hands, but again, that catch radius would give Justin Fields a large target area to throw the ball.

Round 4, Pick 113: CB Zyon McCollum, Sam Houston State

If Matt Eberflus wants athletes, then Zyon McCollum is his guy at the cornerback position. In the fourth round, this is tremendous value. McCollum is 6-foot-2, giving him a big advantage. But, he also has the speed to stick with anybody, running a 4.33.

His vertical jump of 39.5 inches allows him to hang with anybody on those 50/50 balls. McCollum plays strong and physical, and also knows how to go after the football. He’s a true ball hawk who should translate well from a smaller school.