The Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) went a full seven rounds, including projected comp picks, for his latest mock draft. And that’s good news for Chicago Bears’ fans since most mocks only stick to one round. With no first round selection this April, finding good Chicago mocks to dissect could prove to be difficult these next couple of months, but with Miller taking a deep dive through all 255 picks we have plenty to discuss on this one.
Here’s how Miller’s mock went for the Bears:
Round 2 - 43: (From the Raiders) TE Brycen Hopkins, Purdue
Hopkins (6-3 3/4, 241 pounds at the Senior Bowl) is the second tight end off his board, and he has been a popular prospect mocked to the Bears in this spot. He’s not an in-line player, but his athleticism will get him on the field as a rookie.
Round 2 - 50: OT Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
With two straight years as Georgia’s starting right tackle behind him, the redshirt sophomore has the experience and size (6’7”, 340) to push for time as a rookie.
Round 4 - 144: (Projected comp pick) WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
This wide receivers class is one of the deepest in years and there will certainly be first round talent falling down the board. The 6’3, 206 pound Jennings had a fantastic Senior Bowl week.
Round 5 - 160: (From the Raiders) QB Steven Montez, Colorado
Getting a rookie in the quarterback room is a must in my opinion, but the 5th round might be a bit high for a 6’4”, 240 pounder with accuracy questions.
Round 5 - 164: CB Michael Ojemudia, Iowa
Had a nice week of practice at the Senior Bowl and at 6’, 199 pounds with a 6’5” wingspan, he projects to an outside corner spot.
Round 6 - 197: S Shyheim Carter, Alabama
You can’t go wrong tabbing Alabama defensive backs late in the draft as you know they’ll be well coached, and Carter is a versatile player that played the STAR DB spot the last couple years for Nick Saban.
Round 6 - 201: (From the Eagles) EDGE Trevis Gipson, Tulsa
The Bears met with Gipson at the Senior Bowl and added pass rush help is a must.
Round 7 - 234: IOL Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
Throckmorton played in the East-West All Star game and the Senior Bowl, so scouts saw plenty of him up close during the practices.
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