Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I though I'd take a different approach here and look specifically at those teams who would have the most direct effect on the board when it's the Bears pick. I spent some time looking over team needs and the predictions of several draftniks, a former scout, and some of the mock drafts. When I compiled that data these players seem to be of the most interest to these teams based on need and how the picks fall for them. I've given at least two possibilities for each team and some dark horse picks. I've also added a trade scenario that has some merit based on a hunch. Maybe this will take us in a little different direction as far as conversations go since who we take is very dependent of whose taken in the picks right before us. These are all just best guesses but those guesses are rooted in what the so called "experts" are projecting. #10 Detroit: Primary; Gilbert/CB or Clinton-Dix/FS Dark Horse; Evans/WR The Lions primary needs are in the defensive backfield especially with the loss of Louis Delmas. This is weak point in an otherwise good defense. They may be tempted to take Evans to add another tall receiving threat but with Megatron they have an almost unstoppable WR already and a good TE. I think their needs on defense are greater. They can draft a big WR later in the draft to compliment Megatron. #11 Tennessee: Primary; Dennard/CB or Clinton-Dix/FS Dark Horse; Anthony Barr/OLB The Titans need to replace Alterraun Verner and if Gilbert was here they'd grab him in a NY minute but I don't think Gilbert would ever get past the Lions. If he's still on the board at #10 he's the BPA and meets a need. So they have a choice between Dennard and Dix. Dix maybe slightly higher ranked here but their need at CB is greater. If Barr falls he has to be a huge temptation for them based on my thinking that you never pass up a good pass rusher if he's there. #12 New York: Primary; Evans/WR or Ebron/TE or Lewan/OT Dark Horse; Hageman/DT-DE This one is really hard to call because the Giants, like the Bears, have several top needs. The more I think about it the less likely it seems that they'd take Donald over other needs but there's a kicker here. This may be the point at which Dallas starts trying to leap frog the Bears for Donald. Looking at the needs of the teams between 12 and 16, which don't seem to include a big WR or a TE, they may be tempted by a good offer. If not then they'll probably take either Evans to replace Nicks or Ebron to Replace Bennett and give Eli some help. Lewan is also a need so I had to throw him into the "primary group". Hageman comes into play only if they trade down and then I still think they take a WR or TE. #13 St. Louis: Primary; Clinton-Dix/FS or Pryor/FS Dark Horse; None This is the only spot in the picks before the Bears where I see no dark horse. The Rams need a Safety worse the we do and if the Lions and Titans pass on Dix and take CBs then he's 100% gone here. If he is gone then they take Pryor and he's no longer in play for the Bears. They do have other needs but I have to agree with the consensus that it will be one off the two Safeties. There's another kicker here in that if NY turns them down Dallas may approach the Rams with a trade offer but the problem they have then is that it may leave Dix there for us to take after Dallas takes Donald. I don't think they'd take that chance also realizing that Pitt may also be looking to replace Polumalu or Clark. They need a Safety too bad to risk it and two could go back to back and leave the without either. #14 Chicago: Primary; Donald/DT or Pryor/FS Dark Horse; Hageman/DT or Fuller/CB Because Emery can be very unpredictable I covered it all across the board. These are all needs but if he's there I don't know how he could pass on Donald. Pass rushing 3 tech DTs like him don't come along often and I do believe there isn't another in this draft that's even near his equal. We could draft one later but not one like Donald. If Donald is gone this is where it gets trickier. The most popular pick would be Pryor but will he take him or wait for Rd. 2 and go after Ward or Bucannon some believe are actually higher on his board? Will he risk it with Hageman who I think may be the next DT on his board or take Fuller as a safer pick? Or will he trade down there since neither of them are ranked that high? The only problem with that is the Steelers also have needs at DE and CB and Hageman is the kind of guy they could use in their 3-4 front. Which then forces the Bears to look at Fuller who won't be a day one starter at CB or start thinking about a LB because I don't think they want Jernigan at all. Lot's to ponder here. #15 Pittsburgh: Primary; Mosley/LB, Hageman/DE or Pryor/FS Dark Horse;Fuller/CBRoby/CB/Nix/NT Mosley is the best value here and also the BPA at a position of need. Hageman is gonna be a question mark for anyone who takes him but he's the kind of player the Steelers would love to turn into a monster 3-4 DE. He's probably a better fit for them than the Bears. They could also use a Safety to replace Ryan Clark. CB is a need but not as much and although Nix is a fit I really don't think anyone will take him this high. #16 Dallas: Primary; Jernigan/DT or Pryor/FS Dark Horse; Hageman/DT, Tuitt/DE, Ealy/DE If they can't trade up for Donald and now that they have Melton I think they'll take Jernigan to build the inside of their DLine. These two would be a great match with Melton as the 3 tech DT and Jernigan that 4-3 Shade NT. Pretty much the same as Melton paring with Paea in Chicago. IMO it's a better strategy than taking Donald and moving Melton out to DE. Hageman could easily sub for Jernigan here too. Tuitt and Ealy are outside chances but IMO not great picks here but Pryor is a possibility. I just think they'll work on the DLine first.