Bear Report Mock Draft Version V

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 takes a pick-by-pick look at a probable trade-based scenario.

In our final Mock Draft, we'll consider a scenario that is becoming more and more likely as we approach the first round GM Jerry Angelo has made it clear he wants to trade out of the first round He's shopping it like he's a housewife on Black Friday

Let's assume he can make that trade The quarterback-hungry Tennessee Titans, having addressed defensive tackle in Round 1 with Auburn's Nick Fairley, call up the Bears They want to leapfrog Arizona, Cincinnati and Buffalo to make sure they get their guy: Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett Chicago plays ball, slides down 10 spots to the 39th overall selection and in doing so, secures an extra third-round pick

We'll go pick by pick through each of the team's seven selections (39, 62, 77, 93, 127, 160, 195)

Scenario 5

The Bears have traded out of the first and on Friday, they still find a wealth of talent on the draft board. Looking to fill the team's most-pressing need, Chicago takes …

39 – G Ben Ijalana, Villanova
Ijalana (6-3, 313) was a four-year starter for the Wildcats and was the only FCS player named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, given annually to the top lineman in the country The former wrestler has extremely strong hands, is very athletic and plays with a mean streak He played tackle in college but will transition inside to guard at the next level He's outstanding in pass protection and has the bulk, length and footwork to be a very effective run blocker He's coming off hernia surgery but is close to fully recovered With Ijalana, the Bears would be getting the quality interior lineman the team desperately needs

62 – OT Orlando Franklin, Miami (FL)
Franklin (6-6, 316) has only one year of starting experience at left tackle, having played his previous three collegiate seasons at left guard His experience and versatility will be very attractive to Chicago, which has needs all along its offensive line Some have questioned his football IQ and toughness, as he's still pretty raw despite being a four-year starter Athletically though, he has all the tools to be a solid contributor as an NFL tackle


RB Shane Vereen
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77 – RB Shane Vereen, California
Vereen (5-10, 210) showed very good speed (4 49 40) and amazing strength for his position – his 31 bench-press reps at the Scouting Combine were the most of any running back and more than most offensive linemen He's a downhill runner who is elusive in space He's not afraid to run inside either In the passing game, Vereen shines He has arguably the best hands of any back in the draft As a third-down back, he would make a perfect compliment to Matt Forte He's also shown the ability to carry the load if asked to tote the rock 20 times a game The Bears have worked him out personally and they pull the trigger on him here in the third

93 – DT Jurrell Casey, USC
Casey (6-1, 300) is a two-year starter who has experience at nose tackle and defensive tackle He racked up nine career sacks as a starter He gets good one-gap penetration and uses his hands well to shed defenders Against the run, he's nearly impossible to move and can anchor at the point of attack His short arms will hinder him in his ability to disengage He's a squat powerful defender, who is only three years removed from his high school graduation, so there's plenty of room for improvement He would make a great addition to Chicago's defensive-line rotation

127 – WR Austin Pettis, Boise State
Pettis (6-3, 209) is the type of big-bodied receiver the Bears need He was the Broncos' career leader in receptions (229) and touchdowns (39) He has decent speed, running a 4 56 40-yard dash at the combine Yet he showed amazing quickness, running the fastest 20-yard shuttle (3 88 seconds) in combine history He has a knack for the big play and is aggressive in jump ball situations While not exceptional, Pettis is about as solid as they come

160 – DeMarcus Van Dyke, Miami (FL)
Van Dyke (6-1, 176) has elite speed, having run the fastest 40-yard dash at this year's combine (4 28) He started 21 games as a Hurricane, tallying 80 tackles, 10 pass breakups and 3 interceptions He's a dual-sport athlete who was also a member of the track team Van Dyke is a big-time project at the position His awareness on the field is below average and he's not that great in run support In coverage, he's just average but he his speed allows him to make up for a lot of his mistakes He'll also need to add about 20 pounds Despite that, the Bears think he has potential, possibly as a kick returner, and grab the fastest player in the draft

195 – OLB Adrian Moten, Maryland
Moten (6-1, 228) was a two-year starter at strong-side linebacker for the Terrapins He has great speed for the position (4 53 40) He's fast, has fluid hips, can turn and run with tight ends, and has good ball skills – he intercepted four passes his senior season He's an athletic and versatile prospect who makes plays all over the field He'll have trouble against NFL-caliber blocking though and can get dominated at the point of attack He would fit best in a Cover 2 system, where the assignments are mostly gap shooting and coverage His speed would make him valuable on special teams as well


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