Mock draft season is now officially in full swing and while the Chicago Bears are still alive in the playoff hunt, they’re no longer in control of their own destiny and will need a little help from their friends to qualify for the postseason. No better time to sneak a peak ahead and see what FanSided’s Mock Draft experts have in mind for our fading Chicago Bears.
The latest incarnation of the FanSided Mock Draft (which is oddly called Week 15 when we’re a couple of days into Week 16) has the Bears drafting 20th, just out of reach of the really elite players.
Here’s where they see the Beloved going:
20. Chicago Bears – Eric Fisher, Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan
Fisher is often compared to a former Central Michigan offensive lineman — Joe Staley. The Bears have struggled along the offensive line and it leaves Jay Cutler battered and bruised on a weekly basis. The defense is championship caliber and Cutler has proven to be capable of leading this team when healthy. In order to keep him healthy, they need to address the offensive line.
You can’t go wrong picking an offensive lineman for the Bears. Fisher was named third team All American for the Central Michigan Chippewas. The 6’7″ 305 pounder is projected as a mid-to-late first round selection. I’ve seen him going as high as 16th and as low as 28th in a couple of different mock drafts.