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Chicago Bears 2022 NFL Draft Roundup: Trades, Picks, and Player Profiles

Get to know the Bears draft class of 2022 — all 11 of them.

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With the 2022 NFL Draft concluded on Saturday evening, Ryan Poles officially completed his first draft as the general manager of the Chicago Bears. The Bears entered the draft with only six picks in hand. However, on Day 3, the rookie GM was wheelin’ and dealin’. He managed to turn three picks on the final day into eight selections. In total, Bears ended up with 11 picks overall. That volume was a far cry from the previous regime’s draft approach, as Ryan Pace frequently traded up and lost later-round picks.

The following rundown outlines all of the Chicago Bears’ 2022 draft picks. Click on each player’s name for more information.

Trades

Trade #1

  • Chicago trades 2023 sixth-round pick (TBD)
  • Los Angeles (AFC) trades 2022 seventh-round pick (No. 254) and seventh-round pick (No. 255)

Net gain/loss: Chicago +2

Trade #2

  • Chicago trades 2022 fifth-round pick (No. 148)
  • Buffalo trades 2022 fifth-round pick (No. 168) and 2022 sixth-round pick (No. 203)

Net gain/loss: Chicago +1

Trade #3

  • Chicago trades 2022 fifth-round pick (No. 150)
  • Houston trades 2022 fifth-round pick (No. 166) and 2022 sixth-round pick (No. 207)

Net gain/loss: Chicago +1

Trade #4

  • Chicago trades 2022 fifth-round pick (No. 168)
  • Cincinnati trades 2022 fifth-round pick (No. 174) and 2022 seventh-round pick (No. 226)

Net gain/loss: Chicago +1

Draft Picks (Before and After Trades)

Round (before)Pick (before)Notes (before)Round (after)Pick (after)Notes (after)
239239
248248
371371
51485168via Buffalo
51505174via Cincinnati
61866186
6203via Buffalo
6207via Houston
7226via Cincinnati
7254via Los Angeles (AFC)
7255via Los Angeles (AFC)

Round 2, Pick 39: Kyler Gordon

Photo: Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times

Position: Cornerback
Age: 22
Height: 6’0
Weight: 200 lbs
College: Washington

Round 2, Pick 48: Jaquan Brisker

Jaquan Brisker Chicago Bears NFL Draft Penn State
Photo: Joe Hermitt/PennLive.com

Position: Safety
Age: 23
Height: 6’1
Weight: 200 lbs
College: Penn State

Round 3, Pick 71: Velus Jones Jr.

Velus Jones Jr. Bears NFL Draft
Photo: University of Tennessee Athletics

Position: Wide Receiver
Age: 24
Height: 5’11
Weight: 204 lbs
College: Tennessee

Round 5, Pick 168: Braxton Jones

Bears Draft Pick Braxton Jones
Photo: Southern Utah University Athletics

Position: Offensive Tackle
Age: 23
Height: 6’5
Weight: 310 lbs
College: Southern Utah

Round 5, Pick 174: Dominique Robinson

Dominique Robinson Bears NFL Draft
Photo: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Position: Linebacker/EDGE
Age: 23
Height: 6’5
Weight: 253 lbs
College: Miami (OH)

Round 6, Pick 186: Zachary Thomas

Zachary Thomas Bears NFL Draft
Photo: Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Position: Offensive Tackle
Age: 23
Height: 6’5
Weight: 300 lbs
College: San Diego State

Round 6, Pick 203: Trestan Ebner

Trestan Ebner Bears NFL Draft
Photo: Rod Aydelotte / AP

Position: Running Back
Age: 23
Height: 5’11
Weight: 206
College: Baylor

Round 6, Pick 207: Doug Kramer

Doug Kramer NFL Draft Chicago Bears Illinois Center
Photo: Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports

Position: Center
Age: 23
Height: 6’2
Weight: 305 lbs
College: Illinois

Round 7, Pick 226: Ja’Tyre Carter

Ja'Tyre Carter NFL Draft Chicago Bears Southern Offensive Tackle
Photo: gojagsports.com

Position: Offensive Guard
Age: Undisclosed
Height: 6’3
Weight: 312 lbs
College: Southern University

Round 7, Pick 254: Elijah Hicks

Elijah Hicks NFL Draft Chicago Bears Safety Cal
Photo: Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Position: Safety
Age: 22
Height: 5’11
Weight: 200 lbs
College: University of California

Round 7, Pick 255: Trenton Gill

Trenton Gill NFL Draft Chicago Bears Punter NC State
Photo: AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker

Position: Punter
Age: 23
Height: 6’4
Weight: 220 lbs
College: N.C State

There you have it, Bears fans! The draft class of 2022 — all 11 of them.

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