At long last, our own Chicago Bears are on the clock in our Reader’s Mock Draft. The Bears finished the 2012 campaign with a 10-6 record but missed the postseason. It was enough to get Lovie Smith fired and led GM Phil Emery to hire Marc Trestman as head coach.
The Bears are clearly overhauling their offense now with an offensive-minded head coach. Their biggest additions in free agency were on the offensive side of the ball, adding left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett. They put the franchise tag on DT Henry Melton and brought back a couple of bit players on defense. The big move on that side of the ball is letting Brian Urlacher depart, though no one has signed him just yet.
The draft so far has gone pretty much as I would have expected it. The top tier offensive tackles and guards have long since been scooped up and the biggest couple of linebackers have been taken off the draft board. What will Phil Emery do? Will he take one of the other linebackers, like Arthur Brown, Kevin Minter or Manti Te’o? Will he go after a cornerback or defensive tackle? Will he go offense again and get another tight end or a wide receiver?
Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Tyler Eiffert, TE, Notre Dame
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
**NOTE – Given how this draft board has fallen, I’m not including any offensive linemen in the voting. There is no one the board the Bears would select at #20.
So you get to play Phil Emery, Bears fans. Vote and post your Comments!
Who should the Bears select with the #20 pick in the 2013 draft?
- Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State (33%, 160 Votes)
- Tyler Eiffert, TE, Notre Dame (22%, 110 Votes)
- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington (15%, 73 Votes)
- Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame (13%, 64 Votes)
- Kevin Minter, LB, LSU (10%, 49 Votes)
- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford (7%, 41 Votes)
Total Voters: 489
Check our main Reader’s Mock Draft post for the results so far and bookmark that page to track the progress as we work our way towards the April 25th draft date.
Up next, the Cincinnati Bengals.