2016 Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock 1.0

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7th round – LB Travis Feeney, Washington (6’4 | 225 | 4.64)

Tall, rangy LB prospect who should be a demon on special teams whether he develops as a linebacker or not. Feeney is probably best suited as a weak-side linebacker in a 4-3 scheme, but could fit on the inside in Fangio’s hybrid 3-4 as a coverage LB in sub-packages and occasional blitzer.

Feeney has the height to cover TEs and the speed to cover RBs out of the backfield, but will struggle to shed blocks in traffic against the run. He’s shown good blitzing instincts and could be used off the edge at times as well. Feeney is a long-shot to develop into a starting LB, but could be an asset on special teams and in coverage which is good value from a 7th round pick. The Bears need help on special teams and Feeney should excel right away on coverage units.