2012 Chicago Bears Seven Round Mock Draft


1. First Round, 19th overall: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

The Chicago Bears are in the market for a defensive end, and it was rumored they could be going after Mario Williams this offseason. The Bears rightfully focused their available cash on the offensive side of the ball, so the defensive end position could be addressed here with this pick. It really all depends entirely upon who is still on the board for them, but Chandler Jones is a freakish athlete who has a lot of upside, and could really be a big pickup for the Bears’ pass rush.

2. Second Round, 50th overall: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

The sometimes troubled but talented Charles won’t fall much further than this on draft weekend. He is a fantastic talent, and would give the Bears back something they traded away in Greg Olson–a legit receiver at the tight end position. Charles is a great athlete who was a big play waiting to happen at Georgia.

3. Third Round, 79th overall: Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa

The Bears need some help in the secondary, and Prater fits their defensive scheme perfectly. He has the “Bears” attitude and is a guy who can attack the ball and make plays on special teams as well. I think he has good upside in Chicago.

4. Fourth Round, 111th overall: Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma

The Bears area always looking to upgrade their linebacker group. With Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher getting a little bit older, it’s not a bad idea to start grooming guys and getting high quality leaders like Travis Lewis, who was once considered a first round prospect. He would be excellent value in the fourth round.

5. Fifth Round, 150th overall: Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas

The Bears can’t be done adding receivers to their group they already have. Devin Hester isn’t a reliable target in the passing game and Earl Bennett has been inconsistent. They are going to need some targets with speed now that Johnny Knox’s career has been put into question with a very disturbing back injury.

6. Sixth Round, 184th overall: DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio State

The Bears spend back-to-back picks on receivers here. They need some offensive line help, but they’re not going to get a starter at this point in a relatively weak class of linemen. They could choose to spend a first or second round pick on that position, but I think at this point, Posey is worth the risk. He has good size and solid athletic ability, and could be a huge steal.

7. Seventh Round, 220th overall: Philip Thomas, S, Syracuse

Bears take a risk on a guy who had some character concerns but has huge upside. Not a bad way to spend a seventh round selection.