Just yesterday we peeked at the mock drafts from ESPN that went all the way through three rounds, but today we have a full seven rounder from CBS Sports’ R.J. White to mock. Not only does White take his mock to completion, but he also includes a bunch of trades as well.
Full seven rounders are a fun way to learn about some prospective players that could find their way to the Chicago Bears.
After you check out how his mock fell for the Bears, make sure to let us know if this is the direction you would have taken if you were making the picks.
3rd Round - 87th Overall: RB Miles Sanders, Penn State
4th Round - 126th Overall: OLB Jalen Jelks, Oregon
5th Round - 162nd Overall: ILB T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
7th Round - 222nd Overall: CB Hamp Cheevers, Boston College
7th Round - 238th Overall: S/CB Ugochukwu Amadi, Oregon
~ Sanders is a guy hat has been mocked to the Bears quite a bit, but there are a few internet scouts that claim there’s no way he makes it to the Bears’ selection in the third. I’ve simulated a few mocks and besides the top few running backs, they all seem to fall down. Unless there’s a back the Bears have so high up their board that they have to pull the trigger at 87, I think waiting to get a back later in the draft may prove to be better value.
With their one Day 2 pick, they take advantage of running backs sliding down the board to land a good one in Sanders, who is a much more versatile running mate for Tarik Cohen in the backfield. He has the potential to carry the load if called upon down the road.
~ Jelks (6’5”, 256 lbs) is one of those guys that didn’t test at the combine as well as his tape would make you think. He looks strong and athletic in the film I watched, but his measurables didn’t impress.
~ Even though Edwards had a highly productive career at Wisconsin as a four-year starter, some scouts still questioned his speed. He answered some of those questions with a 4.77 forty at his pro day. The Lindenhurt, Illinois native played quarterback in high school and he has a reputation as a smart football player. White calls him a “low ceiling but also a high floor” type of player, and those are guys that usually have productive NFL careers.
~ The athletic Cheevers (5’9”, 169 lbs) had 7 interceptions last year, and he’d be a prospect to work in at slot corner.
~ The Bears had a pre-draft meeting with Amadi (5’9”, 199 lbs), and his versatility could provide secondary depth. He’s another guy that flashed on tape, but didn’t do well in the Underwear Olympics.
Now it’s your turn to chime in. What’s your take on this mock draft?