Bear Report Mock Draft Version IV

With so many holes to fill on the roster, the Bears could go a number of different ways in the week's draft. Bear Report looks at a few of the more likely scenarios, pick by pick.

In our first mock draft, we outlined the seven players Chicago is targeting with its first-round pick: offensive tackles Anthony Costanzo, Derek Sherrod, Tyron Smith, Gabe Carimi and Nate Solder; defensive tackle Corey Liuget; and guard Mike Pouncey. If I were a gambling man, I'd bet big on the fact none of these players will be available for the Bears with the 29th overall pick.

For our fourth scenario though, we'll assume that the run on first-round offensive tackles gets a late start and one of the previous five actually falls to Chicago. We'll go pick by pick through each of the team's six selections (29, 62, 93, 127, 160, 195).

Scenario 4

The first round is almost over and Chicago is on the clock. They have targeted five offensive tackles in the first round and luckily, one of those prospects land in their lap. The Bears rush to the podium to pick …

29 – T Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
Sherrod (6-5, 321) is a finesse tackle in the same mold as Chris Williams, but that won't be enough to stop the Bears from drafting one of the most NFL-ready linemen in the draft. The three-year starter for the Bulldogs is a very good pass blocker who could come in and protect Jay Cutler's blind side from Day 1. He's smart, has quick feet and has been praised for his character. He'll need to work on his run blocking but his abilities in pass protection would cut down substantially the number of times Cutler hits the deck next season. A very solid pick.

62 – CB Davon House, New Mexico State
House (6-0, 200) is the right size for a Cover 2 cornerback. He also has outstanding speed, running a 4.37 at his pro day. He's a true ball hawk who returned three of his 11 career interceptions for touchdowns. A four-year starter, he has the experience and natural talent to come in and be a contributor right away. Bears defensive backs coach Gill Byrd put House through a workout at the Aggies' pro day. In this mock, Chicago falls in love with his athleticism and potential, and picks its future starting corner.


DT Terrell McClain
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93 – Terrell McClain, South Florida
The 6-1, 297-pound McClain stood out in both the East-West Shrine game and the Senior Bowl. He is stout, athletic and very quick. A three-year starter for the Bulls, he'll need to develop his pass rush but he's a monster against the run. There are questions about his motivation yet he has all the physical tools to be a starter in the NFL. If the Bears' coaching staff can help him develop some consistency, he could be a draft steal.

127 – G/C John Moffitt, Wisconsin
Moffitt (6-4, 319) started all 13 games his senior season at left guard. As a junior, he started eight games at guard and two at center, with another 13 starts at center his sophomore season. His versatility will make him very attractive to the Bears at this point in the draft. He isn't overly powerful, so he'll most likely be a better fit at center, where his leadership and blitz recognition can be utilized to the fullest. Chicago could let him learn at guard then switch him to center when Olin Kreutz hangs up his cleats.

160 – WR Ronald Johnson, USC
Johnson (5-11, 199) is very fast (4.46 40) but very raw. He was a two-year starter for the Trojans. He route running at the combine was sub-par. He often has trouble keeping his balance coming out of his breaks and catches too many balls with his body. Bigger cornerbacks will have their way with him. Yet he does show flashes of big-play potential. He's very quick, has decent hands and is good after the catch. He can also contribute as a kick returner, which could make him even more appealing to Chicago, considering the possible loss of Danieal Manning in free agency.

195 – LB J.T. Thomas, West Virginia
Thomas (6-1, 241) is a very fast, athletic linebacker who plays from sideline to sideline. He's a great fit for a Cover 2 scheme. He's a sure tackler who plays with a non-stop motor. He has plenty of experience. His awareness is below average though and he's often caught out of position. He'll need a lot of work to become a defensive contributor but he should be very good on special teams for the time being.

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