5 perfect Round 2 draft hauls for the Chicago Bears

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Perfect Round 2 draft hauls for the Chicago Bears, No. 1

This first possible scenario is the least sexy of them all, but it is certainly possible due to Poles being rumored to build in the trenches, first and foremost.

Round 2, Pick 39: Tyler Smith, OT – Tulsa

The Bears have to find tackle help in the draft. Second-year pro, Teven Jenkins is more suited for the right side, therefore drafting Tulsa offensive tackle Tyler Smith would mean the rookie starts out on the left.

Smith is a riser over the past month or so and would be an excellent pick at No. 39. Smith might play tackle, but he has the mentality of a guard. At 6-foot-5 and 324 pounds, Smith has excellent size and he plays with a nasty attitude. Smith has a finisher mentality and great play strength. But, he’s also athletic enough to move laterally in a hurry and keep up with faster pass rushers.

Round 2, Pick 48: Boye Mafe, EDGE – Minnesota

Many are not fans of the Bears going after an EDGE early on due to having Robert Quinn and potential breakout candidate Trevis Gipson. But, if the Bears are wanting to establish themselves as a defensive team under Matt Eberflus, they can never have enough pass rushers.

Minnesota’s Boye Mafe is the pick here at 48. At 6-foot-4 and 261 pounds, Mafe ran a 4.53 in his 40-yard dash, which is faster than one of the draft’s best wide receivers, Arkansas stud Treylon Burks.

Mafe has everything you want to see in a top pass rusher, with quick feet and strong hands. Mafe rarely stops moving his feet, which is a plus trait to have. He also possesses excellent bend for getting around those real athletic tackles.