I have gone through 50 mock drafts to see if there is a consensus as to who the Bears might pick, if they stay in the #31 spot. Personally, I see it as highly unlikely that we will, instead moving back to get some more picks.
The short answer is nobody has any idea, so many experts so little agreement. In fact the first 8 drafts I opened all had 8 different players being selected. I am sure that these numbers will change as more and more take the Combine into consideration and as Free Agency starts.
I thought it would be interesting to do this now and then do it again after free agency and shortly before the actual draft and see how the numbers change.
The Front Runners
Greg Olsen, TE, Miami- 12 Mocks
Zach Miller, TE, Arizona State- 7 Mocks
Ben Grubbs, G, Auburn- 5 Mocks
Middle of the Pack
Justin Blalcok, OG, Texas- 4 Mocks
Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan- 4 Mocks
Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami- 3 Mocks
Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State- 3 Mocks
Best of the Rest
Quinn Pitcock, OT, Ohis State 2 Mocks
The Leftovers (all with 1 Mock)
DeMarcus Tyler, DT, NC State
Chris Houston, CB, Arkansas
Michael Griffin, S, Texas
Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State
Drew Stanton, QB, Michigan State
Victor Abiamiri, DE, Notre Dame
Arron Sears, OT, Texas
Earl Everett, OLB, Florida