2016 Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock 1.0

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5th round – OLB Victor Ochi, Stony Brook (6’1 | 244 | 4.74)

The Bears got decent production from OLBs Pernell McPhee, Willie Young, and Lamarr Houston but all three are power rushers and lack the explosiveness the Bears need off the edge. Ochi has one of the quickest bursts off the ball in the draft and has the potential to give the Bears the dynamic edge rusher they were missing last season. Ochi is making a big jump from Stony Brook to the NFL but proved at the Shrine game that he could beat FBS blockers.

As a DII player Ochi is definitely a risky pick and also short for a 3-4 OLB, but does have unusually long arms (33.5″) for his size which allow him to play a few inches taller. Ochi also had 13 sacks in just 10 games which is a better sack per game rate than potential first round pick Noah Spence had against basically the same competition. He’s raw as an OLB and may be never be more than a pass-rush specialist, but that has plenty of value this late in the draft.

Ochi can beat NFL tackles with speed, but has the ability to change direction without losing momentum, can covert speed to power, and has a non-stop motor. He needs to improve his technique, hone his pass rush moves, and learn to cover backs and ends in the flat, but Ochi has the physical tools to rush the passer and could give the Bears a weapon off the edge as a rookie.