Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Louis Nix III (1) warms up prior to the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Select DT Louis Nix III Of Notre Dame


Mock draft season is upon us and Da Windy City has joined the party. Beginning this Sunday and continuing for every Sunday until the NFL Draft in May, Da Windy City will post an updated version of our mock draft.

Before we get started, Da Windy City would like to give a special shout-out to FanSpeak as their on-the-clock program assisted with the construction of our mock draft.

Let the mocking begin.

  1. Houston Texans: QB Teddy Bridgewater,
  2. St Louis Rams: OT Jake Matthews
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Johnny Manziel
  4. Cleveland Browns: QB Blake Bortles
  5. Oakland Raiders: DE Jadeveon Clowney
  6. Atlanta Falcons: DE Stephon Tuitt
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: TE Eric Ebron
  8. Minnesota Vikings: QB Derek Carr
  9. Buffalo Bills:  OT Cyrus Kouandjio
  10. Detroit Lions: WR Sammy Watkins
  11. Tennessee Titans: OLB Anthony Barr
  12. New York Giants: CB Darqueze Dennard
  13. St Louis Rams: OLB Ryan Shazier
  14. Chicago Bears: DT Louis Nix III
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers: OT Greg Robinson
  16. Dallas Cowboys: OT Antonio Richardson
  17. Baltimore Ravens: WR Mike Evans
  18. New York Jets: RB Lachie Seastrunk
  19. Miami Dolphins: OT Taylor Lewan
  20. Arizona Cardinals: QB Zach Mettenberger
  21. Green Bay Packers: TE Jace Amaro
  22. Philadelphia Eagles: ILB C.J. Mosley
  23. Kansas City Chiefs: WR Marqise Lee
  24. Cincinnati Bengals:  OLB Khalil Mack
  25. San Diego Chargers: DE Kony Ealy
  26. Cleveland Browns: WR Jordan Matthews
  27. New Orleans Saints: OLB Kyle Van Noy
  28. Carolina Panthers: WR Allen Robinson
  29. New England Patriots: DT Timmy Jernigan
  30. San Francisco 49ers: WR Paul Richardson
  31. Denver Broncos: CB Jason Verrett
  32. Seattle Seahawks: WR Kelvin Benjamin
  • Chicago Bears First Round Analysis 

There is no question that the Bears will be looking to select a defensive player with the 14th overall selection in the NFL Draft. Defensive Tackle Louis Nix III of Notre Dame would be an ideal selection for the Bears in the first round. Assuming there is a run on offensive players in the picks leading up to the Bears, Nix should be on the board when the Bears are on the clock. The 357-pound Nix has the potential to be the disruptive force in the middle of the Bears defensive line that the team has been missing since the early days of Tommie Harris‘ career.

 

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  • Mac

    The Bears will not select a 23 year old (at the time the season begins) with knee problems. WAY too risky.

  • Dr. Johnny Nacho

    Yeah, I have to agree w/ Mac’s comment below. I really like Nix’s run stopping ability and general gap eating play but a 340 pound frame w/ already one serious knee injury just sounds like Tommie Harris 2.0……The daily questions about how the knee feels and if it’ll hold up. No thanks.

    • http://dawindycity.com/ Jordan Campbell

      It is a fair point. But, overall, Nix has been one of the more productive Notre Dame linemen in the past two seasons. More about his knee injury will be discovered during the combine, until then, Nix fits the bill.