Chicago Bears trade back twice for defensive end in Mock Draft 2.0

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50. . Defensive Tackle. Detroit Lions. Bryan Bresee. 6. player

After selecting Aiden Hutchinson in last year’s draft, the Detroit Lions find his running mate in Clemson’s Bryan Bresee. Together, the two will be able to rush the quarterback from the inside and outside of the line, and Bresee’s size as a 3-technique should be effective against the run. Bresee has some injury concerns, but his upside is almost too much to ignore at defensive tackle.

28. . Defensive End. Las Vegas Raiders. Myles Murphy. 7. player

After signing quarterback Tom Brady in free agency, the Las Vegas Raiders select Clemson’s Myles Murphy to serve as a physical defensive end opposite of Maxx Crosby. At 6’5″ and 275 lbs, Murphy is an attractive base end who plays physically as an edge setter against the run but still gets after the quarterback with dominant pass rush moves, highlighted by surprising speed and agility for a defender at his size.

44. . Defensive End. Atlanta Falcons. Tyree Wilson. 8. player

One of the worst teams at getting quarterback pressure in 2022, the Atlanta Falcons find a physical edge rusher in Texas Tech’s Tyree Wilson, who is able to win with his size and speed consistently on the end of the defensive line. With a defensive tackle in Grady Jarrett, the Falcons find themselves with an aggressive and explosive end to pair, and a young defense gets significantly better with more pressure.

Arizona Cardinals. Peter Skoronski. 9. player. 32. . Offensive Tackle

After trading back with the Panthers, the Arizona Cardinals select the best offensive lineman in this class in Northwestern’s Peter Skoronski. With the size, physicality, and intelligence to play tackle and/or guard at the next level, Skoronksi dramatically improves the Cardinals’ offensive line as the team looks to build around quarterback Kyler Murray.