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NFL Draft Day Two: Who Will the Bears Pick?

Who will the Bears pick on day two? Will they go defensive back? What about wide receiver? Here are the options for Friday night.

Chicago Bears NFL Draft Picks 2022
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As the first round of the NFL Draft comes to an end, the eyes of Chicago Bears fans turn to Friday night. With a number of surprises on the first day, the Bears have an interesting collection of players to consider at the 39th pick. Let’s avoid wasting time. Here are some names the Bears might consider at No. 39.

Nakobe Dean, LB Georgia

The next Georgia Bulldog off the board after five went in the first round. Dean is a great linebacker and would be a perfect fit for the Bears. Paired with a former Bulldog in Roquan Smith, it feels like a match made in heaven for Chicago. Sure, wide receiver, defensive back, and maybe offensive line are potential needs and would make good picks. However, how fun would it be to see Smith and Dean become the new Urlacher and Briggs in Chicago?

Andrew Booth Jr., CB Clemson

It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears need a corner opposite of Jaylon Johnson. Booth Jr. fits perfectly in Eberflus’ defense. The 4-3 scheme requires corners willing to play the run. In Booth Jr.’s ESPN profile, they acknowledge exactly that. Johnson and Booth Jr. might be a sensational pairing in this new defense next season. Perhaps this is a building block pick for the defense going forward.

Christian Watson, WR North Dakota State

We all know the Bears could use a receiver. In the second round, the best value is perhaps no other than North Dakota State product Christian Watson. Considered the No. 7 receiver by ESPN, Watson has the size and speed that makes every NFL team drool every year at the draft. Watson has a chance to come in and work with the talented Justin Fields in Chicago and form a respectable tandem with Darnell Mooney next season. The Bears have plenty of needs, so receiver isn’t a guarantee. However, Watson is an intriguing pick for Chicago on day two of the NFL Draft.

Roger McCreary, CB Auburn

Again, corner is an important position. Depending on what happens to Andrew Booth Jr. in the first handful of picks on Friday, McCreary becomes the next best corner on the board. However, McCreary is considered more of a nickel corner than an outside guy. In addition, analysts believe he needs to improve in the run game. If that is the case, perhaps the Bears consider trading back before selecting someone like McCreary at No. 39.

Jalen Pitre, S Baylor

Jalen Pitre is a safety that can play all over the field in the NFL. Slot, in the box, and deep coverage are all areas where Pitre can thrive. The Baylor product is the best fit to line up aside Eddie Jackson after Lewis Cine was taken in the final few picks on the first day. Perhaps new GM Ryan Poles values safety over other positions and makes Pitre the first pick in his tenure as Bears’ general manager.

What’s On Tap Next?

The NFL Draft begins at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Friday. There will plenty of content from On Tap Sports Net with both a Bears On Tap show and the free stream of the NFL Draft available for readers! Be sure to tune in to both broadcasts on Friday and see the newest wave of talent Chicago brings in for 2022.

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