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Mocking the Mocks: Who mocked it better for the Bears?

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We check in on the four semifinal mock drafts in The Draft Network’s Mock Madness to see who had it best for the Chicago Bears.

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The mock drafting experts over at The Draft Network are running a Mock Madness Tournament where eight of their very best ran through a mock draft before being paired up in a bracket to find out who did it best.

They are down to 4 in the tourney, so those four added a second round to the fun which gives us a reason to check in.

We’ve shared some of their mocks here on WCG these last few months, but these four being dropped at the same time gives us a unique perspective on how they see things falling for the Chicago Bears. They’re running their tournament through Twitter, but since most of our readers only care how they have the Bears drafting, we wanted to put their mocks to a poll for our fans.

Here’s how their four draft gurus did it for the Bears with some of thoughts on each haul;

43. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Chicago’s defense got a big upgrade by signing Robert Quinn. Jaylon Johnson can step into the spot of Prince Amukamara and strengthen the depth at outside cornerback.

48. Jonah Jackson, IOL, Ohio State

TRADE! The Bears trade picks 50, 163 & 200

The Bears jump Pittsburgh to ensure they land the best available guard.

Johnson is a guy that would step in day one and compete to start at corner for the Bears. He has good size (6’, 193 lbs), speed (4.5 forty), and plays a physical brand of football.

While I think Jackson projects to a starter at guard, that’s a lot of draft capital to spend to move up 2 spots for a guard.

Joe Marino

43. Jonah Jackson, IOL, Ohio State

Jonah Jackson is an elite pass-blocking guard that can help build a wall in front of whoever the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback is. He’s a plug-and-play starter.

50. Jeremy Chinn

S, Southern Illinois

Jeremy Chinn has immense physical ability and versatility to complement Eddie Jackson and give Chicago an extremely potent pair of safeties.

Marino gets Jackson for Chicago without trading up, plus adds a potential plug and play strong safety in Chinn.

43. Lloyd Cushenberry III, IOL, LSU

In need of interior help, adding Cushenberry to James Daniels and Cody Whitehair provides a rock solid interior group.

50. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

A fast rising name that fills a need on the third level of the defense.

Cushenberry has the added ability to play center, and another Chinn to the Bears at 50.

43. Jonah Jackson, IOL, Ohio State

Tangela: Once he gets a grasp on you, you can’t escape.

50. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

Mewtwo: Jeremy Chinn is not from this Earth; neither is Mewtwo.

Another Jackson / Chinn mock, but does Sikkema get bonus points for a Pokemon comparison on every pick?

As always make sure you peruse each mock and let us know if that’s how you would have done it had the real draft fell that way, but let us know who did it best for the Bears.

Poll

Which 2nd-round haul do you like best for the Bears?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Crabs
    (45 votes)
  • 28%
    Marino
    (202 votes)
  • 34%
    Reid
    (239 votes)
  • 30%
    Sikkema
    (211 votes)
697 votes total Vote Now

It’s interesting that all four have the Bears going interior o-line and defensive back, and all 4 have players that could compete to start on week one. Those two positions are need spots for the Bears, but are they the best players available at the time?

For me this one comes down to value, so I’m not a fan of the pointless trade up, and I like Cushenberry’s upside over Jackson's, so the best mock here belongs to Jordan Reid.