2016 Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock 1.0

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2nd Round – DE Adolphus Washington, Ohio St (6’4 | 297 | 4.96)

It may seem like overkill for the Bears to select two defensive ends with their first two picks of the 2016 draft, but the Bears really don’t have much starting caliber talent at the position. They spent most of last season starting guys who couldn’t even stick on other NFL rosters. Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was known for his skill in developing defensive linemen with the Niners and the Bears brass need to give him some legit NFL talent to work with.

They have a couple of promising players in Eddie Goldman and Ego Ferguson, but that’s about it. The 2016 draft is stocked with quality defensive linemen and the Bears need to take advantage of it and secure as much talent as possible. Washington is a first round pick most years, coming off a dominant week at the Senior Bowl, who is only available this late due to the impressive depth of d-linemen in this year’s draft. Washington was unblockable at times during the Senior Bowl and with a year to two under Fangio’s tutelage could combine with Eddie Goldman and DeForest Buckner to give the Bears a potentially dominant defensive line.