Bear Report Mock Draft v2.0

The 2014 NFL Draft is less than a month away, meaning it's time for our second Bear Report mock draft, where we predict all seven selections for the Chicago Bears.

Round 1 (14th overall)
CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
(6-0, 190)

Fuller is considered by many analysts a borderline first-round selection, just as both Shea McClellin and Kyle Long were prior to being selected as first rounders by Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery the past two drafts. In this mock, both Justin Gilbert and Darqueze Dennard are off the board at 14th overall, allowing Emery to calmly make his I'm-the-smartest-man-in-the-room pick.

Some consider Fuller the best cornerback in this draft, one who has big-play ability in coverage and a linebacker's mentality against the run. He has the potential to contribute immediately in the slot before eventually taking over for Charles Tillman out wide. Fuller has a high ceiling and positional versatility – some believe he can play safety in the NFL – and would fill a position of serious need for Chicago's defense. And if you don't think he's a first rounder, well, Emery doesn't care.

Will Sutton
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Round 2 (51st overall)
DT Will Sutton, Arizona State
(6-1, 303)

The two-time reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year has gotten a bad rap this offseason due to weight gain that ballooned to 315 pounds his senior season. He's also undersized and some have questioned his dedication to the game. The criticism is eerily similar to that of another former ASU player, Vontaze Burfict, who went undrafted in 2012, yet led the league in tackles for the Cincinnati Bengals last season.

Like Burfict, Sutton's film shows a highly productive defender who plays better than he measures. In addition, Sutton shed nearly 20 pounds this offseason, weighing in at 296 during his recent pro day. For the Bears, he could serve as a rotational three-technique player who has the potential to be very disruptive on passing downs.

Round 3 (82nd overall)
S Terrence Brooks, Florida State
(5-11, 198)

Brooks isn't a sexy pick, as he didn't fill the stat sheet in 2013 (38 tackles, two interceptions) but he's a quality safety who does most everything well. A converted cornerback, Brooks has great instincts in coverage and could serve as a solidifying free safety in Chicago's defense. He can come down and cover receivers and tight ends in the slot, and he's not afraid to get his nose dirty in run support.

Brooks ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, which was the fastest of any safety in Indianapolis. That type of speed will certainly cure the deep-ball issues Bears safeties dealt with in 2013. Brooks' presence as a free safety would go a long way toward shoring up a shaky Chicago secondary. If he falls to the Bears in the third round, Brooks will be a steal.

Round 4 (117th overall)
WR/RB/KR Dri Archer, Kent State
(5-8, 173)

Archer is an intriguing fourth-round pick, one who could have an impact for the Bears in multiple ways. The past two years, Archer earned All-MAC honors as a running back, wide receiver and kick returner. He missed four games in 2013 yet still led Kent State with 11 touchdowns and 982 all-purpose yards. In addition, he ran one of the fastest 40 times in NFL history (4.26) at the combine.

Archer could immediately replace Devin Hester as Chicago's dangerous kick and punt returner, while serving as a multifaceted offensive player. His speed and ability to play multiple positions would add another dimension to Trestman's offense, as he's a home run threat every time he touches the ball. Archer is not yet Percy Harvin, but he's not that far off.

Jerick McKinnon
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Round 5 (156th overall)
RB Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern
(5-9, 209)

McKinnon is a former option quarterback who converted to running back last season. He's coming off two straight 1,000-yard campaigns, and he finished his collegiate career with 42 rushing touchdowns. At the combine, McKinnon put on an absolute show, running a 4.41 40-yard dash and posting 32 bench pres reps, with a 40.5 vertical jump and 11-0 broad jump. That is absolutely ridiculous, proving McKinnon is an off-the-charts athlete. He knows how to find the end zone and could be the remedy to Chicago's short-yardage woes. As Matt Forte's backup, McKinnon could have an immediate impact in Trestman's offense.

Round 6 (183rd overall)
LB Carlos Fields Jr., Winston-Salem State
(6-1, 238)

Fields is the two-time reigning CIAA defensive player of the year. As a middle linebacker and on-field leader, Fields was a tackling machine, displaying athleticism and intelligence on the field. Yet his value as a potential special teams contributor is off the charts. At his pro day (he wasn't invited to the combine) he posted a 4.50 40-yard dash, 17 bench press reps, 38-inch vertical and 10-8 broad jump. He's an athlete who can move and hit, which would bring a smile to the face of Bears special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis.

Round 6 (191st overall)
TE Blake Annen, Cincinnati
(6-4, 247)

Annen was nowhere near dominant in college, catching just 15 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns last season, all of which were career highs. He's raw, undersized and untested but he's athletic. At his pro day, he reportedly ran a 4.41 40-yard dash. That type of speed in a 6-4, 247-pound body can have a lot of value on special teams, which is what NFL teams look for in sixth-round selections.

Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He is in his fourth season covering the Chicago Bears full time. Follow Bear Report on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Bear Report Web site or magazine, click here.

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