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Chicago Bears Full Round Mock Draft v2.0

Chicago Bears Full Round Mock Draft v2.0
The NFL Draft is just a few days away, so this will be my final mock. As I did in the last one, I’m selecting heavily on the defensive side of the ball for the Bears, which should come as no surprise to anyone who watched the dismal showing by the defensive unit last year.... Read more »

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 4.0

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 4.0
Round 1 (trade down with Miami): Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois: The Chicago Bears’ number one need going into next week’s draft is at the safety position. With Phil Emery mentioning in his pre-draft press conference that they have gotten offers to trade down, I feel the Bears would be best suited doing just that.... Read more »

Chicago Bears mock draft: NFL picks 1-14

Chicago Bears mock draft: NFL picks 1-14
Chicago Bears mock draft: NFL picks 1-14 1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Best overall prospect. Freak athlete who is sure to take his game to the next level. Best upside of any player in this draft. Why is this even a discussion? 2. St. Louis Rams: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson St. Louis... Read more »
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Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 3.0

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 3.0
Round 1: Calvin Pryor, Safety, Louisville: The Chicago Bears went into the off-season with pressing needs at safety, and now, with Chris Conte out four to five months following shoulder surgery, the position is a huge priority. The team signed Ryan Mundy and M.D. Jennings, but that is not enough to feel comfortable about the position... Read more »

Chicago Bears Mock Draft 1.0

Chicago Bears Mock Draft 1.0
By this time last year I’d already had several mocks on the books. However, the advantage of waiting until just about a month to go until the draft is that the Bears’ major free agency acquisitions are done and, of course, all underclassmen who are eligible for the draft have already declared. With that in... Read more »

2013 NFL Draft: First Round Mock

2013 NFL Draft: First Round Mock
The 2013 NFL Draft is just days away, and teams are gearing up and readying their draft boards for Thursday night. So, I thought I should take all of this mostly useless knowledge in my head and put it to something in the form of a full first-round mock draft. The Chicago Bears in particular... Read more »
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Nique's Chicago Bears Mock Draft 4.0

<strong>1st Round: Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia</strong> <br> </br> <strong>Why the pick make sense:</strong> The Bears’ core defensive players—Julius Peppers, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs—are all over 30 years-old. Not to mention, the pair of linebackers they signed this offseason, D.J. Williams and James Anderson, are also in their 30s. The Bears need more young difference makers on defense; a guy like Ogletree could be a special talent to build around for years to come. <br> </br> It’s a passing league, and it is critical to have linebackers who can run and cover. Ogletree is arguably the best cover linebacker in this Draft. His ability to blanket TEs and match-up withslot WRs makes him an ideal plug-and-play guy at SAM LB. Ogletree, in his first year, could very possibly play on the strong-side and move to the middle either later in the season or in 2014. <br> </br> Phil Emery would love to get his hands on one of the top two OGs, but the Dallas Cowboys at No.18 and New York Giants at No.19 worry me a bit. If Ogletree is there at No.20, and Emery is not worry about his character concerns, this should be his pick.
The NFL Draft is eight days away, and with that, here’s a look at my final mock draft for the Chicago Bears:

Nique's Bears Mock Draft 3.0

<strong>1st Round: Desmond Trufant, Washington, CB</strong> <br> </br> The Bears are dangerously thin, depth-wise, at cornerback. They are one Charles Tillman and/or Tim Jennings injury away from Kelvin Hayden or Zach Bowman being inserted in the starting line-up. Hayden has been a solid pro up until last season, where he looked like a shell of his former self.  <br> </br> Bowman is nothing more than a special teams’ player. Also, Tillman and Jennings are set to become free agents following the 2013 season. If both duplicate the same kind of production we saw in 2012, one of them will be bought back. If both struggle in Mel Tucker’s system, I could see Emery wanting to move on from both. <br> </br> Desmond Trufant would, at the very least, give the Bears a solid nickel back in his first year, assuming he can't beat out Jennings. Trufant would fit well in Tucker's scheme, which should utilize a good amount of man-coverage, where he’d likely excel to the point where you could feel comfortable putting him on an island against the opposing team's best WR.  <br> </br> Trufant is also very instinctive in zone coverage, however, and shows a great understanding of zone concepts. He can flip his hips and blanket speedy WRs and come up and play physical with big WRs. He's an ultra-confident CB who believes in his abilities. The Bears could play Trufant and Tillman on the outside with Jennings at nickel, giving them their most talented CB trio in years.
With the 2013 NFL Draft just a few weeks away, here’s a look at my third mock draft for the Chicago Bears. Look for my final predictions closer to April 25th.

Bob's Bears Mock Draft 4.0

<strong>1st Round: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia</strong> <br> </br> I realize this is a risky selection, given Ogletree's off-field issues. But the kid can play and, in the end, I think the Bears will trust that he can turn his life around and become the eventual successor to Urlacher at MLB. <br> </br> I would still like the Bears to draft help for the offensive line. However, I feel that adding a linebacker is more important than a right tackle (since they have J'Marcus Webb penciled in there anyway) or a guard (where they have Edwin Williams, Carimi and Brown). <br> </br> Ogletree is a top-10 talent whose draft stock has sunk like a rock since his DUI arrest in February. He has also failed a drug test and was charged with a misdemeanor theft in the past, so the kid is not without his detractors. However, like Urlacher in his prime, Ogletree is fast and is a converted safety. Playing Cover-2, at least for one more season, means the mike has to cover the middle of the field, which Ogletree can do. <br> </br> D.J. Williams is a decent stop-gap if he can stay on the field. That is no sure thing as he has had his own troubles. Meanwhile, this kid can step in right away and play. It's a no-brainer if he's on the board at No. 20. <br> </br> Alternate: Kevin Minter, LB, LSU. I have gone on record as saying that I do not like Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, but he would be under consideration here as well. <br> </br> Note: If they take Minter, they could possibly trade down several picks, as he is projected to go late first round or very early second. Perhaps they could pick up another selection that way, but he absolutely will not be on the board when Chicago picks in round two. <br> </br> <em>Previous Selection: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama. I still like Fluker; I just think LB is a more pressing need.</em>
A lot has changed in the Bears’ world since my last mock. Phil Emery signed Jermon Bushrod to play LT and Martellus Bennett at TE. Therefore, it may be safe to say that those two positions can be crossed off of the first-round draft list for the Bears. In fact, there is rampant speculation that the Bears are actively trying... Read more »
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Bob's Chicago Bears Mock Draft 3.0

<strong>1st Round: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama</strong>
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With Stanford's Johnson moving up the draft chart quickly, the Bears take the best offensive lineman still on the board with the 20th selection. Fluker is a very large man, but he carries his weight well. He also is versatile and not lacking in bravado, although I prefer to see an athlete do his talking with his performance on the field. Fluker was part of the best offensive line in college last season. He can control the edge well and can play both tackle positions, although I feel he is better suited for RT or guard. He has even said he would play center if that's what a team wants.
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Fluker's 40 time of 5.39 at the Combine won't make Usain Bolt nervous, but he moves well for a 340 lb. lineman. He is all about the power, however.
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Now if only the big guy had some confidence ...
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"(I sell) my passion for the game, first of all," <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail/Perhaps-a-Bear-A-Closer-Look-at-DJ-Fluker-193075311.html" target="_blank">Fluker said</a>. "I bring energy to the table, every day, every practice, on weekends, gameday, that's what I do. I take pride in my blocking, but I'm trying to refine every technique to my game."
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<em>Previous Selection: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma</em>
The Combine is over, but in reality teams still have to watch a lot of tape, talk to scouts and attend Pro Days before they know who they will be drafting. Yet there is no question that some performances have altered the draft stock of players. For example, my previous first-round pick—Oklahoma’s OT Lane Johnson—very likely will be gone before the 20th... Read more »
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