How many 2022 draft picks do the Chicago Bears have?

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How many picks do the Bears have in the 2022 NFL Draft?
Michael G.

The Bears have five picks in the 2022 draft: their own picks in Rounds 2, 3, 5 and 6 and an extra fifth round they got in a trade that sent receiver Anthony Miller to the Texans. The Bears dealt their first- and fourth-round picks to the Giants last April to move up nine spots in the first round to pick quarterback Justin Fields at No. 11. They also sent their seventh-round pick to the Texans in the Milling trade. The Bears’ first pick in the 2022 draft will be the seventh pick in the second round, 39th overall. If they don’t trade the pick, it would be the fourth time in eight years they’ve drafted a player at No. 39. Previous selections were nose tackle Eddie Goldman (2015), guard James Daniels (2018) and tackle Teven Jenkins (2021).

Where do the Bears rank in terms of the schedule for the 2022 season?
Robert W
Antioch, Illinois

The Bears’ 17 opponents in 2022 combined for a record of 135-152-2 in 2021, a .471 winning percentage that ties the Bears for the eighth-least difficult schedule in 2022. The only teams with an easier roster are the Cowboys (.462), Washington Football Team (.462), Eagles (.464), Giants (.465), Lions (.467), Colts (.469), and Jaguars (.469). The Packers (.478) have the 11th easiest schedule; the Vikings (.484) the 13th. The Rams (.567) have the toughest roster, followed by the Cardinals (.543), Bengals (.536), Buccaneers (.535), 49ers (.533) and Chiefs (.533).

In addition to home and road games against NFC North rivals the Lions (3-13-1 in 2021), Packers (13-4) and Vikings (8-9) in 2022, the Bears will host the Eagles (9-8), Washington Football Team (7-10), 49ers (10-7), Bills (11-6), Dolphins (9-8), and Texans (4-13); and visit the Cowboys (12-5), Giants (4-13), Falcons (7-10), Patriots (10-7) and Jets (4-13).

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