Senior Bowl players only Chicago Bears Mock Draft

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Keanu Benton is a name to keep an eye out for the Chicago Bears. They had one of the worst run defenses in the NFL by any metric you look at, and Benton was one of the best run defenders in the country by almost any metric you look at.

Benton is more in the mold of a nose tackle than a 3-tech, so this would not disrupt the Chicago Bears either drafting Jalen Carter or paying a big-name pass rusher up the middle. It would just give him a huge body that could potentially unleash the 3-tech while adding some run defense.

The biggest thing that Benton did this week was flash his pass-rush skills. It showed some upside, and may have solidified his name as a second-round pick.

Matt Bergeron was a big winner of the Senior Bowl when he played on the right and left sides. He flashed in both areas, and it has to give teams confidence that if they draft him in this spot, his floor is a swing tackle who can provide great depth.

Still, whether he is starting on the left or right side, he also showed his upside should definitely get him that shot. The Chicago Bears have a bigger hole at right tackle, and Bergeron showed he can fill that hole. He played most of his freshman season and part of his sophomore season at right tackle. This transition is easier for him than some others. Keep an eye on him, because if the Chicago Bears could land a right tackle starter with their pick it would be a smashing win.