Chicago Bears Select Vic Beasley in Latest Mock Draft
Oct 4, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) sacks North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) causing a fumble during the third quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
NFL Free Agency has settled into the lull that is the secondary free agent market and it’s time for everyone to update their mock drafts. In FanSided’s latest mock draft, they have the Chicago Bears selecting OLB Vic Beasley out of Clemson:
"Beasley instead goes to the Chicago Bears, a team in desperate need of any defensive help across the board. The Clemson product is too small to be considered as a defensive end in the Bears defense, but would fit as a perfect 3-4 outside linebacker that would force defenses to game plan around him. Beasley was consistent as a pass rusher disrupting opposing offenses and forcing crucial turnovers, a former staple of the Bears defense.Washington’s Danny Shelton is another distinct possibility, and the Bears could use a space eater in the center of the defensive line."
With Dante Fowler and Randy Gregory off the board, they tab the Bears with the next best outside pass rusher on the board. The 6-4, 246 pound Beasley would be a nice fit as a pass rusher in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 scheme to complement free agent acquisition Pernell McPhee. Beasley passed notables Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams (rest in peace) to become Clemson’s all time sack leader with 32 sacks in the college career.
It would be interesting if the draft fell this way for the Bears. Would the Bears grab a pass rushing end or could they be tempted to go on the offensive side of the board and select wide receiver Kevin White, who’s still on the board and not going until #12 to the Cleveland Browns in this particular mock.
A lot of draftniks have moved West Virginia’s Kevin White ahead of Amari Cooper, who was selected 4th in this mock by the Oakland Raiders. Since the start of Free Agency, the Bears have created a major void on offense, sending Brandon Marshall and the 7th round selection to the New York Jets for a 5th round pick. The Bears will undoubtedly be looking to bolster their wide receiver group beyond the addition of Eddie Royal to play in the slot alongside Alshon Jeffery.
What do you think of the pick?