Chicago Bears get two stud defensive linemen in first round mock draft 1.0

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The Chicago Bears start prepping for their second-round pick

20) JAX: Broderick Jones, OT – Georgia

Another tackle is one of the few positions of need for the AFC South division champs, and Broderick Jones serves as great insurance for Lawrence in the future. Jones is a powerful yet agile lineman who started every game for the Bulldogs at left tackle through their championship run, and should be trusted to be the anchor of the offensive line as they look to continue to build around their star quarterback.

21) DET (via NYG): Trenton Simpson, LB – Clemson

After trading back with the Giants, the Lions select another freak Clemson defensive player in Trenton Simpson, who has the size and athleticism of a prototypical off-ball linebacker. Simpson is one of the more naturally athletic players in this draft but also relies on his instincts in the front seven to read blockers and shut down routes over the middle. The best linebacker in this draft class, Simpson will help bolster a Lions’ defense that is young, athletic, and aggressive.

22) BAL: Jaylon Jones, CB – Texas A&M

Another long cornerback in this draft class, Jaylon Jones has the size and athleticism to take over the role of boundary cornerback opposite of Marlon Humphrey. Jones is a player who can succeed in both man and zone coverage and could be a perfect fit in an athletic Baltimore defense. Jones could be a little bit quicker with flipping his hips in the NFL, but overall, his intangibles give him the potential to turn into a productive outside cornerback.

23) DAL: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE – Kansas State

A very long defensive end, Felix Anudike-Uzomah has the size to set the edge in the pass-and-run game opposite Micah Parsons and would have the luxury to learn behind and rotate with veteran Demarcus Lawrence. Anudike-Uzomah could certainly be quicker off the snap in the NFL, but with great length, power, and hands, he is able to rush as a traditional defensive end or an outside linebacker.