Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: Strengthening the Defensive Front

We are one month away from the 2024 NFL Draft, the Bears are on the clock.

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3. Chris Braswell (48th Overall)

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The Bears may have missed on Dallas Turner in the first round, but they are able to snag his counterpart in the second-round pick they received from the trade with Jacksonville here. Braswell did not get too much playing time as a freshman/sophomore due to the presence of Will Anderson and Dallas Turner, but when he finally got his shot junior year he made the most of it.

In 2022 he played 330 snaps logging 30 pressures and four sacks. He followed that up in 2023 with 569 snaps totaling 56 pressures and 10 sacks where he was named second-team All- SEC. At the combine, Braswell measured in at 6'3" 251 lbs. He ran a 4.6 40-yard dash and a 33.5" vertical.

Braswell sets the edge very well despite his smaller frame. He has excellent hands that keep tackles off of him in setting the edge on run plays. His best ability in pass rushing is definitely his speed as showcased by the 4.6 40-time. He is no slouch when it comes to power as well as he is quickly able to convert speed into bull-rushing. Braswell may not be able to walk in a defensive room and be the guy, but having Newton and Sweat on the same front can help him excel at the next level.