WC Realistic Mock Draft
This is my realistic mock draft and what I would do in the draft without any crazy ideas or trades.
1 DE Chandler Jones [Syracuse] 6'5" 265lbs.
I truly believe that Chandler Jones is one of the true sleepers in this draft and is going to shock some people on draft day. Jones has the height [6'5"] arms length [35"] and the burst that the Bears love. Jones is raw right now and he relies on his speed/strength combo to get to the QB with limited technique. When Jones develops his pass rush technique he could be a monster in the mold of Jason Pierre-Paul. Jones has time to develop as Idonije will start the season.
2 WR Brian Quick [Appalachian State] 6'4" 220lbs.
This years WR class is deep with big physical WR talent and while I thought about a move up for Rueben Randle it was too costly. Quick has the size and speed [4.5] to develop into a player that can contribute early. Quick has a similar physical build to Brandon Marshall and would give the Bears massive targets in the passing game. Quick can become the #2 WR allowing Bennett to stay in the slot where he is at his best.
3 OG Brandon Washington [Miami] 6'3" 320lbs.
The Bears cannot get a LT to compete with Webb they should move Chris Williams out to LT to compete. The Bears need to add competition, size and physicality to their interior OL and Washington has all those things. Washington started this season at LT for the Hurricanes and has a lot of athletic ability to go with his strength. His physicality could have him starting at LG.
4. CB DeQuan Menzie [Alabama] 5'11" 200lbs.
The Bears need to start investing developmental picks in an aging defense. Menzie is an incredibly physical CB that has played for Nick Saban so you know they can play zone and they can tackle. Menzie can provide depth behind Tillman and compete against Jenning to start.
5. LB Miles Burris [San Diego St] 6'2" 240lbs.
The Bears continue their depth search with Burris who has the speed to warrant development at WLB. The Bears have a couple of seasons to get the next generation in place and do not need to invest too high of a pick. Burris has the physical skills and has experience attacking the line of scrimmage.
6. S Keith Tandy [West Virginia] 5'11" 202lbs.
The Bears have a couple of young safeties in Wright and Conte that they will move forward with, but both have been injured and inconsistent. Tandy has played CB and S for the Mountaineers and has the coverage skills and speed to play the FS position. You also know that Lovie will want to draft a safety at some point.
7. DT Tydreke Powell [UNC] 6'2" 312lbs.
The Bears need depth at the DT position and while Powell has some rough edges he has the size and strength to warrant a look in run downs at the NT position.
QB: Cutler, Campbell, McCown
RB: Forte, Bush, Bell, Clutts
WR: Marshall, Bennett, Quick, Hester, Weems, Thomas, Knox [PUP]
TE: Davis, Speath, A. Smith
LT: Webb, C. Williams
LG: Washington, E. Williams
RG: Louis, Spencer
RE: Peppers, Wootton
DT: Melton, Powell
NT: Paea, Toneia
LE: Idonije, Jones
SLB: Roach, Costanzo
MLB: Urlacher, Dicico
WLB: Briggs, Burris, J.T Thomas
CB: Tillman, Jennings, D.J Moore, Menzie, Hayden
FS: Conte, Tandy, Walter
SS: Wright, Steltz
So your last 57 mock drafts weren't real? C'mon man....
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Interesting mock...don't like Chandler with our #1 though. JPP is what Dwight Freeney used to be. A rare and dominant pass rusher that shows up in a draft every 8-10 years. Its real hard to even forecast a JPP because the guy is just a freak. Whoever is responsible for pulling the trigger on him, within the Giants front office, is just a genius.
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Forte for #22 overall
then trade #22 overall for a later 1st and a 3rd
Draft a DE with #19
a WR with the later 1st
a DT in the 2nd (trade up with a 3rd to get the better player)
and use the 3rd we would have left for the OLine
other than that, go BPA
Take care of LB and CB next year
Im with you here but i would say at 22we draft hill if he is there, if not konz
Originally Posted by GermansbombedPH
In round 2 if we got hill than go after zeilter if we got konz go after quick
I wouldn't be very excited with Chandler Jones as a 1st round pick. I'm not saying he'll be a bad player, but with the 19th pick there's almost certainly going to be a better value on the board.
Otherwise, the rest of the draft seems pretty realistic and you did a nice job filling most of the Bears needs.
Yes, this is realistic, but why are we overdrafting the first two picks? Those two are projected to go about a round later than we're picking them up here.
Chandler Jones has moved into almost all of the experts top 25 players and into the 1st rounds of their drafts. He will go in the 1st round and may get picked before us.
Originally Posted by Bipolar Bear
Jones may have started the process as a 2nd round pick, but he has moved himself up with his incredible combination of size/speed and playing strength.
At DE who is a better value?
Coples is falling like a rock.
Upshaw is falling like a rock after testing like an OLmen.
Perry is considered by most as a 2nd round pick.
Mercilus is a risk.
Brian Quick is a 2nd round pick and will probably be the 5th or 6th WR chosen, which would be great value in the 2nd round.
Chandler Jones might not be a "sleeper" any more. He's skyrocketing up draft boards, and Mike Mayock is also high on Jones; he said that he likes him better than Quinton Coples, Whitney Mercilus and Courtney Upshaw. He called Jones a "mid-first-round prospect." He could be out of the Bears range by draft day.
Every year over the last 10 years (huge media driven discussions) it's gotten worse. The swings in where guys are projected and who will go where are becoming ridiculous really, and it's all driven by the enormity of the media mob and hunger for the scoop. Windy may be absolutely right, but the thing is, there are so many mock drafts, so many "experts" and so much mis-information out there that none of us really know who will go where on draft day. Oh, those top guys are usually pretty easy to figure out, but even they sometimes drop like a hot stone. If we post on here, we are all a little more than just your typical fan. We've all gone running to youtube to find video of the next "sleeper" or see just how good or bad a specific prospect may be, but none of us can see what some of the better scouts can.
Hell, for all we know, Coples could drop to the 3rd and Jones could go before we even get a sniff. I know this for sure, I hope that Emery and the Bears scouts are a helluva lot better at their jobs than I am at their jobs, and I hope their better than the other 31 teams. I'm also not sure there is such a thing as a "realistic" Mock draft. All it takes is a couple of surprises in the top 20 and everything gets screwed up, and by the time you get to the 2nd round you can throw that mock out the window.
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