2014 Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Post Free-Agency Edition

2014 Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Post Free-Agency Edition

2014 Chicago Bears Mock Draft

After a few days of free agency and at least one quality signing, it appears the Chicago Bears are serious about improving their dismal defense this offseason. Of course, free agency isn’t where it will all happen. Check out a seven-round post free-agency mock draft for the Bears.

Round 1: Aaron Donald DT

Aaron Donald

Round 1: Aaron Donald DT

Aaron Donald

The Bears have already begun to bolster the defensive line in free agency. However, that must continue in the first round of the draft. Aaron Donald will be one of the smaller interior linemen in the league, but he also possesses outstanding pass-rushing ability. His low-center of gravity and quickness will combine to make him a disrupting force that Chicago desperately needs.

Round 2: Deone Bucannon S

Deone Bucannon

Round 2: Deone Bucannon S

Deone Bucannon

The safety position for the Bears last season was horrendous, which is why it must be fixed immediately. Chicago must select Deone Bucannon in the second round in order to give the team a legitimate starter for many years to come. Bucannon is a big-time hitter who has great range when it comes to coverage. He’s a master at forcing fumbles and he’s also got great instincts when it comes to interceptions.

Round 3: Dion Bailey S

Dion Bailey

Round 3: Dion Bailey S

Dion Bailey

Even though the Bears signed safety Ryan Mundy to compete for a starting job, they will take a second consecutive safety in the draft. The reason is because the position is in dire need of an upgrade. Chicago should be willing to throw everyone they can into competition for safety because that’s what it’s going to take to churn out two quality players. Dion Bailey’s great vision and unselfish style of play makes him necessary in the third round.

Round 4: Victor Hampton CB

Victor Hampton

Round 4: Victor Hampton CB

Victor Hampton

Chicago will draft a third straight defensive back because the secondary needs it. As badly as the Bears’ run defense is, improving the pass defense is equally important and should help with stopping the run in 2014. His athleticism and ability to accelerate on a dime shows that he could develop into a top-tier cornerback at some point in the near future.

Round 5: Aaron Lynch DE

Aaron Lynch

Round 5: Aaron Lynch DE

Aaron Lynch

Lamarr Houston is a huge upgrade for the Bears along the defensive line. He should replace Julius Peppers with ease. However, Chicago needs as much help as they can get on the line, which is why selecting defensive end Aaron Lynch is a good gamble. Lynch is said to have some issues with being a selfish player, but the fact he shines when it comes to getting after the quarterback makes him a worthy gamble.

Round 6: Trai Turner OG

Trai Turner

Round 6: Trai Turner OG

Trai Turner

Adding some depth on the offensive line is never a bad idea. Offensive guard Trai Turner out of LSU has the big frame, long arms and quickness that could allow him to be a starter one day. His proven ability to push bad defenders in the run game and halt oncoming pass rushers makes him a very intriguing pick this late in the draft.

Round 6: Jeremiah George ILB

Jeremiah George

Round 6: Jeremiah George ILB

Jeremiah George

Jeremiah George, who led the Big 12 in tackles (112) last season, has the potential to be the upgrade at inside linebacker that Chicago will need a couple of years down the road. Many don’t believe he will be drafted, but the truth is he has a great work ethic that could make him a standout one day.


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  • Tony Cunningham

    You think the Bears need a pair of safeties, after picking up two in free agency. where is the logic in that?