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Three Bears named to PFF's NFL All-Rookie Team

Bears rookies Braxton Jones, Jack Sanborn and Jaquan Brisker
Bears rookies Braxton Jones, Jack Sanborn and Jaquan Brisker

Bears left tackle Braxton Jones, middle linebacker Jack Sanborn and safety Jaquan Brisker have all been selected to Pro Football Focus' 2022 NFL All-Rookie Team.

The Bears are the only NFL club with more than two players chosen.

Jones was picked by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2022 draft out of Southern Utah. He started all 17 games for an offense that led the NFL in rushing. 

"One of the steals of the draft class so far," wrote PFF's Michael Renner. "He finished with a 79.4 run-blocking grade and a 70.5 pass-blocking grade on the season."

Sanborn signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent from Wisconsin. He excelled after stepping in following the midseason trade of linebacker Roquan Smith to the Ravens. 

Before sustaining a season-ending ankle injury in a Week 15 loss to the Eagles, Sanborn made six consecutive starts and recorded 59 tackles, five tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks and one fumble recovery. 

"Sanborn was a revelation in his albeit brief stint as the starting linebacker for the Bears," Renner wrote.

Brisker was chosen by the Bears in the second round of the draft out of Penn State. He started all 15 games he played, compiling 104 tackles, five tackles-for-loss, a team-leading 4.0 sacks, one interception, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. 

"Brisker always seemed to be around the ball for Chicago as a rookie," Renner wrote. "And he did it all from a number of alignments."