What was the best selection in the 2022 NFL Draft by every NFC North team?
The 2022 NFL Draft came and went in a flash, and it lived up to its billing. While the first 10 picks were straightforward, the chaos ensued between picks 10 and 20, and continued throughout the end of the first round. Only one quarterback was selected in the first two rounds, and the third round ended up being the sweet spot at the position. No offensive players went in the top five for the second time, and it’s the first draft where the running back and tight end positions were both shut out of the first round.
2022 NFL Draft: Best Pick By Every NFC North Team
As the picks sink in and we step back to look at the larger process from the front offices, the best picks, fits, and value selections become more apparent. Let’s look at the best pick from every NFC North team in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Chicago Bears: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
Yes, more often than not, the first pick for a team will often be tabbed as the best selection. It’s usually a top player from consensus, and often a first round pick. The latter wasn’t the case for the Chicago Bears, who had to wait a bit before they selected on day two of the 2022 NFL Draft.
With two picks in the top 50, they capitalized on the depth in the secondary this draft provided. Jaquan Brisker can be an Adrian Amos type for them, and Kyler Gordon has CB1 potential on Matt Eberflus’ defense. Gordon has incredibly quick feet, has the versatility in man and zone coverage, can vary up his technique if necessary (side saddle vs. square) and has impressive instincts to read the quarterback’s eyes. A duo with Gordon and Jaylon Johnson can be a very good one in Chicago for quite some time.