With the NFL draft a little less than a month away, I thought it was about time I posted my position rankings. The Bears have far fewer holes than they did at the beginning of the off-season, so it’s feasible that they could really draft any position. You can see what positions I think they will target in my latest mock draft, but Emery has been very unpredictable in his short time running the Bears so your guess is probably as good as mine. Throughout the next month I will list my rankings at each position with some analysis of the players and occasional commentary on whether they would be a good fit for the Bears. If you think my rankings are way off or if I forgot anybody, let me know about it in the comments.
1.) DE Jedeveon Clowney, South Carolina – I like Mack better, but Clowney gets the edge on upside.
2.) LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo – Closest thing to LT since LT.
3.) OT Greg Robinson, Auburn – Again, upside wins out over Matthews.
4.) OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M – Safest pick in the draft.
5.) DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh - If he is available at 14 and the Bears pass on him… I will be devastated.
6.) QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville – Pro days don’t mean that much to me, best game tape of the QB prospects.
7.) QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M – Lowest floor of top 10, but highest ceiling and a potential franchise changer.
8.) WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson - A little worried that 57% of his catches were screen passes, but only a little.