Chicago Bears 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 6: 7 Rounds
Chicago Bears 2013 Mock Draft: 7 Rounds
The Chicago Bears are just over a week away from the 2013 NFL Draft and they have many needs to fill. It's likely that the Bears will take a linebacker with their first pick if they decide to keep their first round pick.
Bears' general manager Phil Emery had a press conference on Tuesday and talked about the upcoming draft. He went on to say that many teams have contacted him about his No. 20 overall pick, and the trade talks won't heat up or be acted upon until draft day. There is a possibility that the Bears trade down for a couple second and third round picks, but as of right now, they are sticking with No. 20.
Chicago is one of the best sports cities in America, but with a misfire in the 2013 NFL Draft could make a lot of loyal fans angry at the franchise and Emery in particular.
The jury is still out on whether Emery's first draft as the Bears GM was successful, but a good draft this year would silence that debate.
The Bears have talked about having five or six players that they would like to take with the No. 20 pick, and one or two that they would jump on if they fell to them.
A Super Bowl win is the one thing on every Chicago fans' mind, but this draft will decide if that will happen in the near future or not. Although they added many pieces in free agency, they still need to fill some holes, such as the one left by linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Here is my sixth version of the Chicago Bears mock draft.
First Round: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
The Bears will need to take at least one linebacker in the daft, and the best choice at No. 20 would be Alec Ogletree from Georgia. Although the Bears have hosted Manti Te'o from Notre Dame recently, that would be a stretch at their pick, and Ogletree has more talent and athleticism from the Fighting Irish linebacker. He has some off-field issues, but he can shape up and become an adequate team player.
Second Round: Barrett Jones, G/C, Alabama
If Barrett Jones could drop to them in the second round, the Bears would be silly not to pounce on the opportunity to draft a talented center/guard. He played center at Alabama for a national champion contender year after year, but he could easily make the transition to guard -- something the Bears desperately need. He was once considered a first-round choice, but he's recovering from a foot injury.
Fourth Round: Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
Chicago wants to find a guy that will take the pressure off of No. 1 receiver Brandon Mashall and Marquise Goodwin could be a solid No. 2 guy. He is a bit undersized at 5-foot-9, but his speed is surely worth the size risk. He is a deep-threat and with a 4.27 40-yard dash time, he could easily be a kick returner and punt returner somewhere down the line.
Fifth Round: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
General Manager Phil Emery stated that he would like to take a quarterback every year and this year is no exception. The Bears will look to add yet another quarterback to their roster in the late rounds this year because, according to Emery, they are a very valuable asset to have. Landry Jones from Oklahoma may be the best one available at their pick in the fifth round, or maybe they can even wait until the sixth.
Sixth Round: Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
Josh Johnson was a solid three-year starter at Purdue, and the Bears can never get enough help at the cornerback position. Johnson could be a late-round gem in this year's draft and could have the Bears fans ecstatic with this pick in the sixth round. He was a reliable corner at Purdue, but since he played on a poor team for a few years, he was never given much credit.