Ranking the best positions for the Chicago Bears in second round

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Chicago Bears, Perrion Winfrey
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Defensive tackle has two names to consider in the second round

I cannot believe I am saying it, but the Chicago Bears must consider taking a defensive tackle with one of their two second-round picks. This is similar to the cornerback position in that the talent that is left at the top is too great to ignore. The depth here in the later rounds is also not as good as in other positions. In fact, only two names stand out to me as second-round picks and one is much higher on my board than the other.

Perrion Winfrey is who I would consider if he fell to pick No. 39. He has a first step that can cause some real problems for opposing offenses. Putting him in Matt Eberflus’ system will only help him as an NFL player. As most of you know by now, the 3-technique defensive lineman is arguably more important in this new defensive system than the defensive ends. Winfrey has the talent to become a true star in the NFL.

DeMarvin Leal is the other name I would consider if I was Ryan Poles.  That said, he’s not worth the 39th-overall pick. I’d consider him at No. 48 or in a potential trade-back scenario. Leal is another defensive tackle who projects to be a 3-technique. He just lacks some of the raw talents that Winfrey possesses.

Logan Hall is another name to consider. I have seen some think he would make a solid 3-technique. Others have him listed as a 5-tech. We will have to see how Matt Eberflus and Alan Williams view him though.