NFC North Detroit Lions Roundtable Top Rookies of the 2022 NFL Season

The 10th in a series of articles from FanNation’s NFC North team reporters explores the most important rookies for each NFC North team in 2022.

The bears

WR Velus Jones Jr. and CB Kyler Gordon

None of the Bears’ top starters will be the most successful, as safety Jaquan Brisker looks to have the biggest impact. However, Jones and Gordon are the most important first-year pros because their roles are most crucial to the team’s success on either side of the ball.

Gordon is critical because last year’s defense only played one legitimate cornerback, and he’ll give the Bears one on each side when he gets on the field with Jaylon Johnson.

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