Chicago Bears to Select 11th in 2016 NFL Draft

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of a helmet and NFL shield logo before the start of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of a helmet and NFL shield logo before the start of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /
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The dust settled and the season has ended and the Chicago Bears have finished the season with another losing record, concluding the year at 6-10.

While the Bears had a midseason hot streak that gave fans hope at a potential playoff push, in the end, it was simply the Bears lack of talent that doomed them in 2016. While the Bears didn’t make many strides in terms of overall record, this team proved to be far more competitive than last year’s team. Last year the team finished 5-11 and it felt more like 2-14. This year a 6-10 team felt a lot more like 8-8. The Bears are improving and another solid year from Ryan Pace could push them to a borderline playoff team in 2016.

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Pace has made it clear he wants to build through the draft and not as much through free agency and his next opportunity will begin on Thursday, April 28 in Chicago at the NFL Draft.

The NFL has officially announced the first twenty picks of the first round (the last twelve subject to NFL Playoff performances) and the Bears will officially pick 11th. The Bears have plenty of holes, but I don’t think they can ignore inside linebacker. I’ll do plenty of NFL Draft research over the next few months, but to me, an ideal pick would be UCLA’s Myles Jack. We will get a better idea of what the Bears want to do over the coming months. Top twenty picks listed below.

1. Tennessee Titans
2. Cleveland Browns
3. San Diego Chargers
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Baltimore Ravens
7. San Francisco 49ers
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. New York Giants
11. Chicago Bears
12. New Orleans Saints
13. Philadelphia Eagles
14. Oakland Raiders
15. St. Louis Rams
16. Detroit Lions
17. Atlanta Falcons
18. Indianapolis Colts
19. Buffalo Bills
20. New York Jets