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It's Mock Draft season around the NFL. That time of year where everyone has an opinion on who will go where, but then the real draft happens, and a trade or two throws the mocks out the window. It's still fun to examine the "experts" predictions, so today we're bringing you another mock to mock.
Today we'll look at the mock draft from Matt Smith, who is an Analyst for NFL.com and the NFL Network. They have a slew of mock drafters, and this one from Smith is the most recent.
You know the drill, be sure to check out his entire mock draft, then come back here and let us know if you agree with his selection, or if you would have gone in a different direction.
Clearly, the Bears aren't sold on bringing back Brian Urlacher. And even if they do, he's too big an injury risk to not have depth at the position. While Lance Briggs is still performing at a high level, that's an aging unit that needs an injection of youth. Plus, they love Te'o in Chicago, so the "catfishing" incident is of zero concern.
I know Chicago has a large Notre Dame fan-base, but I'm not sure how much of that love pours over into the Chicago Bears front office.
With that being said, I'd be OK if the Bears went with T'eo. There are a few other intriguing prospects picked after him, but I've thought all along that Manti would make a good pro.
Now it's your turn, how would you pick if you were making the pick at #20 for the Bears?