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2022 NFL Draft: Summer top 100 big board

The 2022 NFL Draft figures to have plenty of intriguing talents for the Bears to target on Day 2.

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Early July marks the awkward part of the NFL calendar year that is right before training camp, after the NFL Draft, and a while before the regular season comes back.

Therefore, what better way to kill the time than by preparing for next year’s draft?

I last took a shot at ranking prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft in late May. A much larger draft board and additional film study on previously-watched prospects has my board looking more elaborate now than it did at that stage, though.

Much has changed between then and now, and much more will change between now and the actual 2022 draft itself. However, the summer serves as a fantastic opportunity to find potential sleepers for the upcoming season and acquaint oneself with the top prospects in next year’s class.

To add a Bears twist to my big board, I have added in a separate column an indication as to which prospects could be targets to watch for the team with either their Round 2 or 3 picks. Such an indication means that the player fits Chicago’s roster from a scheme and a positional focus standpoint.

Without further ado, here is my summer top 100 big board for the 2022 NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Draft Top 100 Big Board

Rank Player Position School Positional Rank Bears Target
Rank Player Position School Positional Rank Bears Target
1 Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE Oregon EDGE1
2 Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU CB1
3 Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame S1
4 Christian Harris LB Alabama LB1
5 Spencer Rattler QB Oklahoma QB1
6 DeMarvin Leal DL Texas A&M DL1
7 Malik Willis QB Liberty QB2
8 Kaiir Elam CB Florida CB2
9 Evan Neal OT Alabama OT1
10 John Metchie III WR Alabama WR1
11 Kenyon Green OG Texas A&M OG1
12 Chris Olave WR Ohio State WR2
13 Jalen Wydermyer TE Texas A&M TE1
14 Charles Cross OT Mississippi State OT2
15 Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa C1
16 Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson CB3
17 Breece Hall RB Iowa State RB1
18 George Karlaftis EDGE Purdue EDGE2
19 Drake Jackson EDGE USC EDGE3
20 Sam Howell QB North Carolina QB3
21 Zach Harrison EDGE Ohio State EDGE4
22 Sevyn Banks CB Ohio State CB4
23 Brandon Joseph S Northwestern S2 X
24 David Bell WR Purdue WR3
25 Isaiah Spiller RB Texas A&M RB2
26 Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State WR4
27 Zion Nelson OT Miami (FL) OT3
28 Ikem Ekwonu OT NC State OT4
29 Treylon Burks WR Arkansas WR5
30 Adam Anderson EDGE Georgia EDGE5
31 Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson CB TCU CB5 X
32 Avery Young CB Rutgers CB6
33 Daxton Hill S Michigan S3
34 Jaxson Kirkland OT Washington OT5
35 Nik Bonitto EDGE Oklahoma EDGE6
36 Bubba Bolden S Miami (FL) S4
37 Garrett Williams CB Syracuse CB7 X
38 Nolan Smith EDGE Georgia EDGE7
39 Dohnovan West OG Arizona State OG2
40 Tiawan Mullen CB Indiana CB8 X
41 Demani Richardson S Texas A&M S5
42 Carson Strong QB Nevada QB4
43 Owen Pappoe LB Auburn LB2
44 Perrion Winfrey DL Oklahoma DL2
45 George Pickens WR Georgia WR6
46 Austin Stogner TE Oklahoma TE2 X
47 Sean Rhyan OT UCLA OT6 X
48 Ahmad Gardner CB Cincinnati CB9 X
49 Brandon Smith LB Penn State LB3
50 Josh Jobe CB Alabama CB10 X
51 Myjai Sanders EDGE Cincinnati EDGE8
52 Martin Emerson Jr. CB Mississippi State CB11
53 Devin Lloyd LB Utah LB4
54 Derion Kendrick CB Georgia CB12 X
55 Zion Tupuola-Fetui EDGE Washington EDGE9
56 Kedon Slovis QB USC QB5
57 Isaiah Likely TE Coastal Carolina TE3 X
58 Aidan Hutchinson DL Michigan DL3
59 Rasheed Walker OT Penn State OT7
60 Travis Jones DL UConn DL4
61 Daniel Faalele OT Minnesota OT8
62 Allie Green IV CB Missouri CB13
63 Kingbursy Enagbare EDGE South Carolina EDGE10
64 Akayleb Evans CB Missouri CB14
65 Henry To'o To'o LB Alabama LB5
66 Ricky Stromberg C Arkansas C2
67 Payton Wilson LB NC State LB6
68 Roger McCreary CB Auburn CB15 X
69 Lewis Cine S Georgia S6
70 Brian Asamoah LB Oklahoma LB7
71 Justyn Ross WR Clemson WR7
72 Jahan Dotson WR Penn State WR8 X
73 Kyren Williams RB Notre Dame RB3
74 Ty Fryfogle WR Indiana WR9
75 Trent McDuffie CB Washington CB16 X
76 Cole Turner TE Nevada TE5 X
77 Jarrett Patterson C Notre Dame C3
78 Kennedy Brooks RB Oklahoma RB4
79 Jordan Battle S Alabama S7
80 Ventrell Miller LB Florida LB8
81 Zay Flowers WR Boston College WR10 X
82 Jeremy Ruckert TE Ohio State TE5
83 Mykael Wright CB Oregon CB17 X
84 Dante Stills DL West Virginia DL5
85 Khalil Shakir WR Boise State WR11 X
86 Cade Otton TE Washington TE6
87 Kyler Gordon CB Washington CB18
88 Zamir White RB Georgia RB5
89 Jahleel Billingsley TE Alabama TE7 X
90 Kaleb Eleby QB Western Michigan QB6
91 Edefuan Ulofoshio LB Washington LB9
92 Jerrion Ealy RB Ole Miss RB6
93 Ainias Smith RB Texas A&M RB7
94 Drake London WR USC WR12
95 Tyreke Smith EDGE Ohio State EDGE11
96 Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati QB7
97 Cade Mays OG Tennessee OG3
98 DeMarvion Overshown LB Texas LB10
99 Marcus Hooker S Ohio State S8 X
100 Tyler Davis DL Clemson DL6