With the NFL awarding 39 compensatory picks to 16 teams Tuesday, the complete order for the April 28-30 draft has been set. Here are the Bears' six choices with round and overall selection listed:
2-48 (from Chargers)
5-148 (from Texans)
• The Bears have their own picks in Rounds 2, 3, 5 and 6, selecting seventh in each of those rounds based on last season's 6-11 record. They obtained additional picks in the second round (as part of this year's trade sending outside linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chargers) and fifth round (as part of last year's deal that sent receiver Anthony Miller to the Texans).
• The Bears traded their first- and fourth-round picks to the Giants last April to move up nine spots in the first round to choose quarterback Justin Fields at No. 11. They also sent their seventh-round selection to the Texans in the Miller trade.
• This year the Bears did not receive any compensatory picks, which are awarded to teams based on a net loss of unrestricted free agents from the previous year.
• Seven special compensatory picks were awarded to six teams (Browns, Ravens, Saints, 49ers, Chiefs and Rams) because they had a minority employee hired by another club as its head coach or general manager. The NFL and NFLPA agreed to add the amendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2020 to help promote diversity.
• The Bears are slated to pick a player at No. 39 for the fourth time in the last eight drafts. Previous No. 39 selections have included nose tackle Eddie Goldman (2015) and offensive linemen James Daniels (2018) and Teven Jenkins (2021). Safety Mike Brown also was chosen by the Bears at No. 39 in 2000.