When we last visited ESPN #2 Draft Guru Todd McShay, he was trying to draft an offensive tackle so the Chicago Bears could move Kyle Long back to offensive guard where he belongs... #smh
Thankfully he's not taking that line of reasoning with his latest mock (Maybe he reads Windy City Gridiron?) and he's giving the Bears a player at a need position, edge rusher. His pick is player that I mocked to the Bears in one of my earlier mock drafts, albeit I traded back to snag him later, but Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has a lot of buzz around him of late.
He may have the most upside of any edge rusher in the draft, but some scouts shy away from him this early because they view him as someone that needs to add NFL strength. "Floyd is one of the hottest players in the draft right now," McShay said, "Oakland would love him at No. 14, and the Giants could take him at No. 10. With upper-tier athleticism for the position, Floyd would give the Bears a high-ceiling pass-rusher off the edge."
Some reports have Floyd already up from his combine weight of 244 pounds (which was up from his collegiate playing weight of 231) and at 6'6" his frame has room to get stronger.
As a situational pass rusher, Floyd and his 4.6 speed off the edge could have an impactful rookie season.
Here are a few other players that McShay had on his board.
Shaq Lawson, DE/OLB, Clemson
Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA
The big name there is Jack, but his medicals may scare teams off.
Floyd is a player that is growing on me as a possibility at 11 for the Bears. He has some technique issues with his hands that he needs to clean up, but you can't teach speed and Floyd has that.