3 Players the Bears Must Target With the No. 9 Pick

The Bears have the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft, but they also hold the ninth pick and there is much more debate over who they should select in that spot.

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2. Dallas Turner - EDGE, Alabama

Most scouts have made it clear that Dallas Turner is the top edge available as things stand today. We know Poles tends to lean towards players with high athleticism and Turner couldn't fit that description any more.

Turner has a great first step and possesses elite bend to get around tackles and close on quarterbacks. He still has room to add some weight as he currently is listed at 6'4 and 252 lbs. He has elite speed, however, for that size and utilizes it well to close the gap in a hurry when rushing the passer. This past season he had 14.5 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

As is the case with many edge players entering the NFL, he can struggle at times against the run. He is no pushover by any means, but can afford to add some weight at the next level to hold his ground against some of the more powerful tackles in the NFL.

Turner would instantly become the Bears starting defensive end opposite Montez Sweat and provide a much needed upgrade at the position. The Bears finished 31st in sacks last season with 30, ahead of only the worst team in football - the Panthers. Eberlus' defense is at its best when creating pressure with only the front four and drafting Turner immediately improves those odds.