Mock Draft V

In our fifth Bear Report mock draft, the Chicago Bears find a trading partner on the first day, then chose to trade up on the third day of the draft, giving up a mid-round selection in 2014.

Round 1 (20th overall)

Traded to the Minnesota Vikings for the 25th overall selection and the 83rd overall selection. Minnesota selects Manti Te'o with the 20th overall selection.

Round 1 (25th overall)

WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee (6-2, 216)
The Bears need speed at the wide receiver position and Patterson, who ran a 4.33 at the combine, is too good for GM Phil Emery to pass up. His presence on offense would give the team the vertical threat it is lacking, yet Patterson has the potential to be a bona fide star in the NFL. He only started one year for the Vols but he has arguably the highest ceiling of any wideout in this class. He's raw and could take a year or two before becoming an every down player but once he maxes out, he could easily make multiple Pro Bowls. In this mock, Marc Trestman gets a dynamic new toy in the first, one that could propel Jay Cutler and Chicago's passing attack to the next level.

Arthur Brown
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Round 2 (50th overall)

LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State (6-1, 241)
In the second round, the Bears get one of the best linebackers in the draft in Brown. Although slightly undersized, Brown makes up for it with sideline-to-sideline speed, great awareness in coverage, and his ability to use his hands and arms to create separation from defenders. He's also a sure tackler and leader on the field. Some have gone so far as to compare him to Ray Lewis, although that's a bit of stretch. Either way, he has the skill set to immediately challenge James Anderson for the starting strong-side linebacker position in Chicago and could eventually be the long-term starter at middle linebacker for the Bears.

Round 3 (82nd overall)

Traded to the Miami Dolphins for Brandon Marshall.

Round 3 (83rd overall)

DT Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern St. (6-1, 335)
Playing for a Division II school, Williams was a man among boys. A three-year starter, Williams not only served as a wall against the run but he also showed enough quickness and pass-rush ability to pick up 8.0 sacks or more in each of the past three seasons. He was a three-time All-American, a rare feat at any level of collegiate football, and was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. He has the size and strength of a nose tackle (his 38 bench-press reps were the most at the combine), yet the quickness to one-gap. He struggles with stamina and isn't going to make many plays outside the box but Williams would be outstanding value in the third round for the Bears, who must find long-term depth at defensive tackle in this draft.

Round 4 (108th overall)

Pick acquired in trade from the Carolina Panthers for Chicago's fourth-round pick in 2014.

C/G Barrett Jones, Alabama (6-5, 306)
In this mock, Jones fall to the fourth round and the Bears trade up nine spots to get him. In exchange, they send the Panthers a fourth-round pick in this year's draft (117th overall) and a fourth rounder in 2014 as well. Jones is a versatile, nasty offensive lineman who has experience at nearly every position along the offensive line. He is still recovering from foot surgery in January but in the fourth round, he's too good for Emery to pass up. Jones has the intelligence and temperament to be the Bears' long-term replacement for Roberto Garza at center. He'll cost a draft pick next year but he's worth it at this point in the draft.

Round 4 (117th overall)

Traded to the Carolina Panthers, along with a fourth rounder in 2014, for the 108th overall pick in this year's draft.

Zac Dysert
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Round 5 (153rd overall)

QB Zac Dysert, Miami (OH) (6-3, 231)
Dysert was a four-year starter and surpassed Ben Roethlisberger as Miami of Ohio's all-time passing leader (12,016 yards). He's a big, thick passer with quick feet and decent athleticism. His experience and production give him a leg up on some of the other quarterbacks on this list. Yet Dysert is still a project who has a very inconsistent arm. He's not patient in the pocket, too often choosing to tuck and run when the first read was taken away. He's also had durability issues and did not participate in the combine due to a hamstring pull. He has upside though and, in the fifth round, he's a risk worth taking for the Bears.

Round 6 (188th overall)

CB Steve Williams, California (5-9, 181)
Williams is undersized for an NFL cornerback but he has the skill et to play in the slot at the next level. He's fast, experienced (25 consecutive starts to finish his collegiate career) and has very fluid hips. His light feet, speed (4.34) and agility should allow him to excel as a nickelback. He's also very physical against the run. At the very least, Williams will be a solid special teams contributor and at best, he'll take over for Kelvin Hayden as Chicago's starting slot corner late in the 2013 campaign.

Round 7 (226th overall)

Traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Brian Price.

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