Bears Mock Draft: Chicago builds trenches around Montez Sweat

The Bears finally have a premier pass rusher, so it's time to build the right way.

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2. player. 487. . S. Tyler Nubin. . Tyler Nubin. Tyler Nubin. Pick No. 33

With their first pick in the second round, the Bears select Minnesota Gopher safety Tyler Nubin to come in and replace Eddie Jackson. More than likely, the Bears will part with Jackson this offseason in order to save some money. Jackson's level of play has been way too inconsistent over the past few seasons, anyway.

Nubin, meanwhile, will come in and pair excellently with Jaquan Brisker. The fifth-year senior is a physical safety who brings the thunder while also bringing length to the back end when in coverage. Nubin has a strong sense of leadership and swagger about him, too, which is something this defense needs out of more players. He and Brisker could form a very, very strong one-two punch at the position.

527. Pick No. 65. 3. . Sedrick Van Pran. player. Sedrick Van Pran. . IOL. Sedrick Van Pran

With their first pick in the third round, the Bears go back to the trenches, but on the offensive side of the ball, selecting Georgia offensive lineman Sedrick Van Pran. As a fourth-year junior, Van Pran has anchored this Georgia Bulldogs offensive line for a few years now, and has been dominant doing so.

Van Pran wins with his power and leverage, more so than his athleticism. He does not easily get pushed around by nose tackles, being able to hold his own. The Bears could move on from both Cody Whitehair and Lucas Patrick this offseason, thus needing a starting center. Van Pran would come in and be that guy, right away.