Chicago Bears 7-Round mock draft heading into 2022 offseason

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We have a new Chicago Bears mock draft as they head into the new league year.

We are in the slow time of the NFL. The Super Bowl is in the rearview window and we are still a couple of weeks away from the new league year. Teams like the Chicago Bears have to look at what they need and which veterans they think could help them.

When the new league year begins on March 16th, the Bears will explore free agency to find veteran help. There are a lot of holes on the roster that new general manager Ryan Poles has to try to fill. Not only are there players who struggled in 2021 there are also a huge number of players who become free agents themselves. Poles will have over 60 percent of the roster to fill.

Of course, free agency isn’t the only way to rebuild the roster. There is also the draft. The draft begins in April. Once Poles makes his decisions and signings through free agency he’ll have a better idea of what to look for through the draft. The team needs today might not be the same needs once free agency is in full effect.

For example, Poles indicated that the offensive line would be a priority this offseason. He wants a meaner, nastier, and more effective unit. Does that mean, however, that he’ll look at the draft for help, or does changing the line’s attitude involve bringing in veterans?

I really feel that Poles will go heavy on offense through free agency. Poles wants the Bears’ franchise quarterback, Justin Fields, to succeed. In order to do that properly is with veterans. The offense has some good young players but need veterans in key positions and need veteran leadership.

Here is our next edition of the Chicago Bears mock draft.