2014 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock, Final Edition

2014 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears' 7-Round Mock, Last Edition

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While they got plenty of help this offseason on that side of the ball, the Bears still need to add on defense. Priorities lie in the secondary and on the interior defensive line. The team should be expected to address those areas early. Past that, general manager Phil Emery has made it clear the team will take the best player available when it's their turn to select.

1st Round - FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)

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1st Round - FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)

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Most mock drafts have the Bears taking DT Aaron Donald in the first round, but Emery's comments to the media yesterday suggested he doesn't think Donald will be available at the No. 14 pick. The Bears' other clear need on defense is safety and if Clinton-Dix slips past the Rams in front of the Bears, he could be a perfect fit for their defensive system.

2nd Round - DT Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame)

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2nd Round - DT Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame)

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Overshadowed by Louis Nix III at Notre Dame, Tuitt is a great player in his own right. He's been dealing with some injuries over the offseason so he's slipped on draft boards. That could allow the Bears to get a potential steal in the second round.

3rd Round - CB Marcus Roberson (Florida)

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3rd Round - CB Marcus Roberson (Florida)

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With Charles Tillman aging and oft-injured, the Bears need to find a replacement for him in the secondary soon. Roberson has the ball and coverage skills to step in for Tillman and develop into a solid professional cornerback in the next couple of seasons. He's rough around the edges, but with enough polishing, this coaching staff can make him an NFL starter.

4th Round - OLB Jordan Zumwalt (UCLA)

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4th Round - OLB Jordan Zumwalt (UCLA)

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Playing second fiddle to Anthony Barr at UCLA, Zumwalt was somewhat overlooked. He was a very solid player in his own right and would provide the Bears with some solid linebacking depth if they chose him in the fourth round. His work ethic is great and within a season or two, he could work his way into the lineup by excelling on special teams.

5th Round - DT Zack Kerr (Delaware)

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5th Round - Zack Kerr (Delaware)

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You can never have too many bodies on the interior defensive line and the Bears would do well to remember that. By taking Tuitt and Kerr in this draft, they would give themselves plenty of options going into the season as well as bodies to rotate in and out to keep everyone fresh. Kerr wouldn't be a flashy pick, but it could really help out the defense in subtle ways.

6th Round - WR Jeff Janis (Saginaw Valley)

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6th Round - WR Jeff Janis (Saginaw Valley)

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Phil Emery has an eye for talent. Janis has a lot of talent. Seems like Emery could have his man in the sixth round. Playing at small Saginaw Valley, Janis didn't have a lot of opportunities to get noticed, but he excelled with excellent ball skills and a 6-foot-3 frame. He fits into what the Bears look for in their receivers and he could add to an already interesting No. 3 and No. 4 wide receiver competition in Chicago.

7th Round - FS Lonnie Ballentine (Memphis)

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7th Round - FS Lonnie Ballentine (Memphis)

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Often the seventh round is overlooked, but the Bears could use all the chances they have at taking a quality defensive player. Ballentine has some work to do, but is physical and will fight for a roster spot. On defense, the Bears need more guys like that so that the defense can take steps forward from where they fell a year ago.


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