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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chicago Bears 7 round mock draft 7.0

The Chicago Bears had a strong class of picks under GM Ryan Pace's first draft last year.  Who will the Bears pick in the 2016 NFL Draft?

With the aid of the site First-Pick.com, here is our mock draft 7.0 from April 9, 2016.

FIRST ROUND:

Shaq Lawson, OLB (Clemson)


Not the exact situation Ryan Pace is looking for with Goff, Wentz, Tunsil, Stanley, Ramsey, and Buckner off the board.  But you make do, right?  Shaq Lawson reminds me a lot of Pernell McPhee.  On one hand, that's because McPhee is the Bears best defensive player.  On the other hand, McPhee isn't a double sack guy.  With the #11 pick, you really want an elite pass rusher.  This is what happens in a draft class that lacks elite players.


SECOND ROUND:

Connor Cook, QB (Michigan State)


Let's face it.  The Bears need a long term answer at quarterback.  Jay is an above average QB, but he's on the wrong side of 30 and makes a lot of money.  I really only like 3 quarterbacks in this draft.  In this mock, two are already off the boards.  If you can get your third favorite in the second round...score!


THIRD ROUND:

Karl Joseph, S (West Virginia)



He suffered a season-ending knee injury.  That's the bad news.  The good news is he's a really heavy hitter that will use his body as a human missile.


FOURTH ROUND:

Bralon Addison, WR (Oregon)


Very quick.  Wore weird Oregon uniforms in college.  Didn't show any ill effects from a 2014 knee injury.  Probably winds up playing the slot position for the Bears when Eddie Royal gets hurt.


FOURTH ROUND:

C.J. Prosise, RB (Notre Dame)



Very limited experience at the runningback position.  Still has some kinks in his form.  But shows a ton of promise and when you put him in a rotation with Langford and Carey...I dig it.

FIFTH ROUND:

Bryce Williams, TE (East Carolina)



Poor man's Greg Olsen.  Other than his inability to block, I like Greg.  So there...


SIXTH ROUND:

Daryl Worley, CB (West Virginia)



Good size, good quickness, bad tackler.  Luckily you can learn tackling.


SIXTH ROUND:

D.J. Reader, DT (Clemson)



Big, athletic guy.  Can play 3-technique, but stout enough to play DE in a 3-4 defense. Had a great senior bowl week, but nothing spectacular in his college career.  



SEVENTH ROUND:

KeiVarae Russell, CB (Notre Dame)



Was a day 1 starter for Notre Dame until he had some university issues which cost him his college career.  Late 2-mid 3 round talent that falls to late or undrafted status.  Well worth the shot.