Hang in there Chicago Bears’ fans, mock draft season is nearly over. The real deal gets started on Thursday, April 27th, so we only have half a month left to speculate on what the Bears will do.
The popular mocks of late, have the Bears going defense at three overall, with the most mocked players being Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore (CB), LSU’s Jamal Adams (S) and Alabama’s Jonathan Allen (DL), in that order or popularity. Lattimore could end up a fantastic pro, but I’m a hard pass on him at three because of the injury issues.
We just looked at a mock yesterday that had the Bears taking Adams, and I could see that one happening, although I still believe that general manager Ryan Pace has either a trade up his sleeve, or a quarterback.
Speaking of a quarterback, the latest two round mock draft from CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler, has the Bears going in a direction we haven’t seen in a while.
3. Chicago Bears
Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina: Yes, Mike Glennon is the (well-paid) No. 1, but adding Trubisky gives Chicago a young, talented passer to groom and take over as the starter, making Glennon a (well-paid) bridge quarterback.
His lack of experience scares some, but plenty of analysts have Trubisky as the top QB prospect available.
Brugler’s second round pick went like this.
36. Chicago Bears: Josh Jones, FS, N.C. State
If Chicago doesn’t go secondary in Round 1, they likely will in Round 2 with Jones being a possibility.
Jones has been creeping up the mock draft boards, and he may be able to step in from day one and start alongside newcomer Quintin Demps. Jones is an athletic football player that has lined up at both safety spots, linebacker and corner.