Why Chicago Bears should worry about these Round 2 receivers

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The countdown is on for the 2022 NFL Draft, as we’re just a little over two weeks away. For Chicago Bears fans, this is a monumental weekend for the future of their franchise.

Ryan Poles has done a satisfactory job in adding free agent pieces over the past month, but hasn’t done enough according to a lot of fans. His plan is to take it slow this first year and really go all-in next offseason.

But, as we’ve said many times, Justin Fields needs a supporting cast. In order to develop in his second year, Fields has to at least have a couple of playmakers and some protection up front.

In this year’s draft, the Bears will plausibly take a wide receiver with one of their second-round picks, and hopefully a lineman with the other — if not in the third round. But, receiver seems to be the most pressing need. The Bears have to find a running mate for Darnell Mooney.

The Chicago Bears are likely to pick a receiver in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but should do plenty of research first.

In the second round, the Bears could find themselves a very, very good value at the wide receiver position. This draft class is extraordinarily deep at wideout, and that will bode well for Chicago, who doesn’t have a first-round pick.

Bears fans have spent countless hours performing mock drafts and picking out the best fits at wide receiver, and many of those picks have come in the second round.

The following five wide receivers could end up being excellent picks by the Bears. But, using Lance Zierlein’s scouting notes and draft profile data, let’s take a deeper dive into these guys. Each of them are talented, but there is a bit of reason to worry about all five of them.

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