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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Chicago Bears Rumors You Need to Know

The Latest Draft Rumors Surrounding the Bears

C.J. Mosley
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After another disappointing 2013 campaign, the Chicago Bears will be looking to use the 2014 NFL Draft to finish their offseason rebuild and get back to being contenders this upcoming season. There are numerous rumors swirling about what they could be planning to do with their draft picks, but I’m here to help give you a clearer picture of what’s going on.

With that in mind, here’s a quick look at five of the latest draft-related Bears rumors.

A.J. McCarron is on the Bears’ radar

A.J. McCarron
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A.J. McCarron is on the Bears’ radar

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According to Sports World Report, the Bears could be looking for a backup quarterback for Jay Cutler when the 2014 NFL Draft rolls around. After watching Josh McCown depart this offseason, Chicago has a huge hole at the No. 2 quarterback spot. There are varying opinions around the NFL regarding where McCarron could go, but the majority of folks have him landing in the third or fourth round. Could Chicago be targeting the Alabama alum?

Bears interested in drafting Kelcy Quarles

Kelcy Quarles
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Bears interested in drafting Kelcy Quarles

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According to NFL.com, the Bears have shown a particular interest in Quarles since the NFL Scouting Combine. Considered a Day 2 prospect at defensive tackle, Quarles could be an intriguing option for the Chicago defense. Possessing outstanding size and aggressiveness, he’d be a terrific piece to add to the puzzle along the Bears’ defensive front. If the Bears don’t go defensive tackle in the first round, Quarles could be an option on Day 2.

Deone Bucannon an option for Chicago at safety?

Deone Bucannon
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Deone Bucannon an option for Chicago at safety?

Deone Bucannon
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According to Dan Pompei, the Bears recently visited with Bucannon, one of the top strong safety prospects of the 2014 class. While it would likely cost Chicago a third-round pick in order to bring the Washington State product aboard, he’d certainly benefit their defense. He’s an outstanding in-the-box player, but needs some work in coverage. Considering the Bears’ current situation at safety, though, Bucannon would be a welcomed addition.

Bears targeting a cornerback in the first round?

Jason Verrett
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Bears targeting a cornerback in the first round?

Jason Verrett
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According to Matt Miller, the Bears could opt to use their first-round pick on a cornerback considering their aging starters and lack of depth at the position. While the top two prospects might be off the board at 14, Jason Verrett is a talent to consider. The small cornerback is physical, relentless and instinctive in coverage. If they want to make upgrades to the secondary, drafting someone like Verrett makes sense.

C.J. Mosley could be a target at 14

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C.J. Mosley could be a target at 14

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According to Dan Pompei, the Bears have a need at linebacker, which could make them a potential landing spot for Mosley if he’s available at 14. Not only is he a special inside linebacker prospect, but he’s a good fit for the Chicago defense with leadership, toughness and physicality. While it seems unlikely Mosley will be on the board when the Bears are set to pick, he might slide and fall right into their laps.

Gil Alcaraz IV is the Director of Content for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GilAlcarazIV, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.