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Chicago Bears 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

Chicago Bears’ Seven-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

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With the 2014 NFL Draft less than a month away, the Chicago Bears have been constantly scrambling, making visits with potential pro prospects and rearranging their draft board day by day. It’s evident that the organization will use the majority of their seven picks on defense, with a couple of them hopefully having an immediate impact on the team. Here’s my late-April mock draft for the Bears.

Round 1, 14th overall pick: S Calvin Pryor, Louisiville

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Round 1, 14th overall pick: S Calvin Pryor, Louisiville

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From my point of view, safety is still the Bears’ biggest need. Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will more than likely be off the board by the time Chicago picks at No. 14. Assuming that Calvin Pryor is still on the board, the Bears should grab the former Louisville Cardinal.

Round 2, 51st overall pick: DT Will Sutton, Arizona State

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Round 2, 51st overall pick: DT Will Sutton, Arizona State

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I would love for Chicago to select Minnesota’s Ra’Shede Hageman at this spot, but I have a feeling he’ll be a late first-round selection. Fortunately, there will be plenty more defensive tackles available for the Bears, and it is a this point that they’ll put a stamp on Arizona State’s Will Sutton, who’s drawn some comparisons to two-time All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins.

Round 3, 82nd overall pick: CB Pierre Desir, Lindenwood

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Round 3, 82nd overall pick: CB Pierre Desir, Lindenwood

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Cornerback Charles Tillman will be entering his 12th season in the NFL, and there is no guarantee that the two-time Pro Bowler will be coming back in 2015. Pierre Desir, whom the Bears have already visited with, is a big cornerback from a small school that could be the heir apparent to Tillman’s spot in the starting lineup.

Round 4, 117th overall pick: QB A.J. McCarron, Alabama

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Round 4, 117th overall pick: QB A.J. McCarron, Alabama

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Losing quarterback Josh McCown was arguably the Bears’ biggest loss of the offseason. Though Jay Cutler is still the man under center, he’ll be 31 years old at the start of the regular season. Now’s the time to start grooming a quarterback for the future. A.J. McCarron, the only quarterback to win back-to-back BCS championships, should be the best one available in Round 4.

Round 5, 156th overall pick: LB Max Bullough, Michigan State

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Round 5, 156th overall pick: LB Max Bullough, Michigan State

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Max Bullough is a sure tackler who could greatly help a Bears defense that struggled in stopping the run. In addition, Bullough, a two-time First-team All-Big Ten selection, could give Chicago some much-needed depth in their corps of linebackers.

Round 6, 183rd overall pick (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers): RB De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon

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Round 6, 183rd overall pick (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers): RB De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon

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Currently, the Bears only have two running backs on the roster. There’s a good chance that Chicago will get more help in the backfield via free agency. However, De’Anthony Thomas is a back who will fit well in Marc Trestman’s offense and could be a huge spark-plug on special teams.

Round 6, 191st overall pick: LB Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut

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Round 6, 191st overall pick: LB Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut

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At this point in the draft, any position could be addressed. My guess is that the Bears will focus on beefing up at linebacker again. Yawin Smallwood is a lengthy, athletic linebacker who’s physical enough to play inside or outside. Smallwood’s skill set could help the special teams unit as well.