2013 NFL Draft: Mel Kiper says Chicago Bears pick DJ Fluker

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

If Marc Trestman want to look at the offensive line, this could be a solid pick.

Earlier today, we looked at a mock pick from insider Todd McShay. Not everyone is as high on Manti Te'o as they were a few months ago, but it is one of the more intriguing possibilities if the Bears choose to go in that direction.

Up next is the latest and greatest from Mel Kiper, who has the Bears addressing what is possibly their biggest need on the entire roster.

With the 20th pick in Mel Kiper's mock 2013 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select...

D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

Kiper's analysis:

Analysis: A fourth-year junior, Fluker was allowed to participate at the Senior Bowl, and he took advantage. He has great size, and has extremely long arms he can use to move and frustrate pass-rushers. It's possible he was overlooked a little during the season because the level of play along the Bama offensive line was so good. I think when Marc Trestman starts rolling the tape on the Bears, he's going to see that the offensive line simply has to see a talent infusion. Fluker could be the best one the Bears have by the end of his rookie year.

Fluker is a big guy (6'6", 335), and played on an offensive line that was as solid as anyone in the country this past season, so he would definitely be worth a long look when the Bears are on the clock.

At this point in Kiper's mock draft, just like in McShay's, Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher, and Lane Johnson are all off the board.

Would this suit you if the Bears selected Fluker at #20?

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