Chicago Bears Seven Round Mock Draft 1.0
Jack Cichy jumping into a starting role a year removed from an ACL injury would be great. It is still not a fool-proof plan. The Bears continue to find value and add to the position with Micah Kiser. Kiser is a big, downhill linebacker who can bang in between the tackles. He is not the quickest to diagnose and react in coverage, but Trevathan and the hope of Cichy are better bets in that regard.
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Kiser can sub in behind Nick Kwiatkowski as the backup MACK and may be in competition with Kwiatkowski. Kiser can contribute on special teams early and may be able to find himself in a starting role if the cards break right.
The team could go into the last stage of the offseason with Kiser and Cichy next to John Timu as the three back-up inside linebackers. With Carter added as a pass rusher who can move off of the ball, the linebacker position should be fully addressed at this point.
The Bears have found some help in the seventh round with Charles Leno. They may be trying to go back to that well with Will Richardson. There are some issues with his technique and some questions with his off of the field. However, that is what makes him a seventh-round shot.
His upside is tremendous. He was one of the more athletic tackles at the combine and has the entire base of skills that set him up to be a potential starter down the line.