With the NFL Draft kicking off tonight, many are trying to get the final word on where teams are headed when it comes to making their selections.
For the Chicago Bears, the team is expected to draft a defensive player with their first round selection. That would be why, in Da Windy City’s final mock draft of the season, the Bears addressed one of their biggest defensive needs in the first round.
First Round, 14th Overall- Ha’Sean Clinton Dix, Safety, Alabama
There has been much talk about the Bears drafting defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Though, recent speculation has indicated that Donald will not make it out of the top 10.
Regardless of whether or not Donald is available, the Bears may be better off addressing the secondary with their first round selection.
In the mock draft that I constructed on FanSpeak, Donald was drafted by the Lions with the 10th overall selection. When the Bears’ selection was up, I was afforded the option of drafting Clinton Dix, Calvin Pryor, or Justin Gilbert.
Clinton Dix was the obvious pick, though the Bears could not go wrong with Pryor or Gilbert.