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Mocking the Mocks: Bears go defense/offense in the latest McShay Mock Draft

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The latest two-round mock draft from ESPN’s Todd McShay is solid from a Chicago Bears perspective, as he has them going defense/offense at two need positions. While I like his second Bears pick in the 2nd-round better than the first, both selections should be quality NFL players.

Here’s how he has the Bears going in round two.

43. Chicago Bears (from LV)

Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

The Bears didn’t yield much in the passing game last season, but they also didn’t do much in forcing turnovers. Plus, free agency cleaned out the secondary a bit. Arnette has smooth hips and some twitch to his game.

We talked a bit about Arnette yesterday in our mock draft round up, and he’d have a shot to be in the mix to start opposite Kyle Fuller as a rookie. But even if he can’t win the job, the physical Arnette has the skills to get on the field in some nickle or dime packages right away. The 6’, 195 pounder has experience at boundary and slot corner with 53 games played and 38 starts in college.

While I do think Arnette would be a nick pickup, I like the player McShay has going at 45 even more. Jeremy Chinn, the safety from Southern Illinois, is physical, athletic, and versatile.

50. Chicago Bears

Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

We gave the Bears a corner earlier on Day 2, and they still need a safety. But with no value there, it’s a good place to bring in another receiver for Nick Foles and/or Mitchell Trubisky. Reagor has wheels.

With this wide out class being so deep, the Bears could snag a first round talent all the way down at 50th overall, and the 5’11”, 206 pound Reagor is just that. He would be bring the Bears some playmaking ability from day one at wide out, plus he can return kicks and punts.

Since his mock is behind a paywall we can’t share the whole thing with you, but some other players that went off the board after the Bears picked at 43 were Cole Kmet the tight end from Notre Dame, Washington quarterback Jacob Eason, the oft-injured but high ceiling OG Netane Muti from Fresno State, Alabama outside linebacker Terrell Lewis, and center Tyler Biadasz from Wisconsin.

Would you like the Arnette/Reagor daily double from McShay, or is there a different direction you’d like to see the Bears go?