The Chicago Bears entered the 2022 NFL Draft without a first-round draft pick but didn't complain when Washington cornerback Kyler Gordon was available for them to draft at No. 39.
Gordon was listed as one of the top ballhawks in the 2022 draft class, with some experts having projected him as a first-round talent. The Bears have received plenty of praise for their drafting of the 22-year-old, including from an anonymous NFL scout.
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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on Monday that an anonymous scout was absolutely gushing over the Bears selecting Gordon, saying that the rookie and fellow University of Washington CB Trent McDuffie "have a chance to be Pro Bowl-type players."
The praise for Gordon didn't stop there, though, with the scout saying that the cornerback is "one of my favorite players in the draft" and "was undersold in the process."
Gordon makes the jump to the NFL following a season with the Huskies that saw him earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors for the first time. The dynamic defender ranked sixth in the Pac-12 in defended passes (seven) while recording career-highs in tackles (45) and interceptions (2).
The Bears actually allowed the second-fewest passing yards per game (191.6) in 2021. They should remain among the best next season as well if Gordon has a smooth transition to the professional level.
It'll be interesting to see if Gordon can live up to the hype for the Bears this fall. FanDuel Sportsbook currently has him unlisted when it comes to the latest 2022 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds.
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