Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: A trade back equals top-tier value

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Chicago Bears, Chauncey Golston
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Pick Analysis. EDGE. 57. Scouting Report. Iowa. Chauncey Golston. 6. player

In the sixth round, the Bears go with the best player on the board and, at no. 208, it’s Iowa EDGE rusher Chauncey Golston.

In the NFL, Golston projects better as a defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, but he could still offer the Bears some needed depth down the road. The one thing he can hang his hat on is that he shines in the run game.

Over the last couple of years, we have seen just how bad the Bears’ run defense looks when Akiem Hicks is off the field. The Bears have to get more guys who they can depend on in those situations, and Golston’s best trait is that he’s strong against the run.

Golston won’t offer much as a pure pass rusher in the NFL, but he is crafty when it comes to setting the edge and working back inside either towards the run or crashing the line towards the quarterback.

At 6-foot-5, Golston is sneaky when it comes to batting down passes. In fact, he has come up with an interception in each of the last three seasons, with seven passes defensed in total.

Over the last three seasons, in particular, he’s also come up with 27.0 tackles for loss including 12.0 sacks. So, not to say he isn’t going to come up with a sack or two as a pro, but his best work comes when he’s creating a wall or a pile in front of him.