Seven-Round Mock Draft Has The Bears Going Defense With First Pick

Published January 29, 2018 at 1:17 PM

"While the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots prepare to play in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Chicago Bears fans are once again looking forward to next season.
The Bears have a brand-new coaching staff in place and now the next step is building a roster to Matt Nagy's liking through free agency and then the draft in April. Bryan Perez of Bears Wire has put together a complete seven-round mock draft to give us an idea of who the Bears could target this spring.
Here is how Perez has the Bears 2018 draft class shaping up:
Round 1, Pick 8: Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
Round 2, Pick 39: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
Round 4, Pick 107: Auden Tate, WR, Florida State
Round 4, Pick 117: Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama
Round 5, Pick 147: Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State
Round 6, Pick 186: Cole Madison, OT, Washington State
Round 7, Pick 224: Coleman Shelton, C, Washington
This plan of attach has the Bears addressing needs in some of their weakest positions. While many mock drafts have the Bears taking a wide receiver in the first-round, but Perez has them going with linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and here is why:
«Edmunds is skyrocketing up draft boards and could be a perfect fit for a Bears defense looking for an edge player with physicality and closing speed. He's the kind of swiss army knife that Vic Fangio can use in a number of creative and effective ways, including rushing the passer.»"

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