A Chicago Bears mock draft should the team sign a guy like Amari Cooper

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Zion Johnson. player. 826. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. IOL. Boston College. 77

The Chicago Bears trade back one spot but move up later in the draft

With Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus on the clock for the first time in their new respective roles for the Chicago Bears, Poles receives a call from the Denver Broncos. The Broncos offer Poles their second-round pick (40) and the second of their third-round picks (96) for the Bears’ second-round pick (39) and fifth-round pick (148).

Once the trade was finalized, Ryan Poles selected Zion Johnson out of Boston College. Johnson is one of the better interior linemen prospects. He is an aggressive blocker who will fit well in Luke Getsy’s new outsize zone running scheme. This scheme stems back to the Mike Shanahan days and has been passed down to his underlings who include his son, Kyle Shanahan, Sean McVay and Matt LaFleur.

Getsy is predicted to be bringing that scheme to Chicago after working under LaFleur in Green Bay. Johnson stands 6’3″ and weighs around 315 pounds. He really started to see his stock rise with his performance during the Senior Bowl and practices leading up to the game.

Johnson moves well for his size and is light on his feet. He is a better run blocker than pass protector, but his pass-blocking isn’t a liability. He is technically sound and uses his frame well. He’s hardly caught off balance and should be able to start his rookie season.