Chicago Bears 3-Round Mock Draft: Attack The Needs
Six games remain before the Chicago Bears know their final positioning but the latest indicators are they will have strong position in the NFL draft.
There is any number of ways they could go based on their current positioning. Sitting in the top 5 means they can either get a premium prospect such as a quarterback or they could move down in order to acquire more picks. Thanks to another beneficial positioning with the Tennessee Titans, who have multiple picks in each of the first three rounds, this opens the door for the latter.
1st Round (via TEN)
Derek Barnett continues to be the Little Engine That Could for Tennessee. Only there’s nothing “little” about him. Despite playing for a rather mediocre program he’s one of the most consistently effective pass rushers in college football. Every week he seems to get a sack without fail. He’s strong with good length, can bend and shows violent hands that enable him to keep blockers off his body. Put him across from Floyd and the Bears could be set up for years to come.
1st Round (via TEN)
Jamal Adams doesn’t have the same flash as a Jabrill Peppers or Malik Hooker, but don’t try to talk him down to those have played with or against him. The 6’1″ safety is being called a bigger version of Tyrann Mathieu without the off-the-field baggage. He’s a force around the line of scrimmage, making tackles, sniffing out screens and being a big help stopping the run. He’s not a ballhawk in coverage but he does his job consistently and makes plays from time to time.
QB, Texas Tech
The opinions on Patrick Mahomes will be guarded. Nobody doubts the Texas Tech standout is among the most physically gifted in the class. He’s big, boasts a powerful arm, throws with good touch, plays fearless and is a nightmare to stop when he’s rolling. The son of a coach he’s well-schooled in the game and a hard worker by all accounts. Critics will say he’s in a gimmick offense and plays a backyard style of football. Let them. If developed patiently, he’s got uber potential.
Colorado has been one of the surprise teams of 2016, mostly thanks to a rock solid defense. Its best player and leader is cornerback Chidobe Awuzie. Though a tad undersized at 5’11” he has shown himself to be a athletic, fluid cover man who can lock onto any wide receiver and stick to them all game long. He’s physical without committing bad penalties, plays with swagger and shows decent ball skills.
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