Chicago Bears 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: Recent trade sets up major ripple effects

A recent, minor trade could have enormous implications for Chicago.

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TE. Jared Wiley. Jared Wiley. 5. . 466. Jared Wiley. . . player

Later on in the fifth, the Bears take a tight end who is slowly seeing his draft stock rise. TCU's Jared Wiley is a towering 6-foot-6, 249 pounds but ran a blazing 4.62 in his 40-yard dash at the Combine. He's becoming someone to watch in this class and could give the Bears a second legitimate receiving threat at the position.

Tanor Bortolini. C. 7. . Tanor Bortolini. player. 493. . . Tanor Bortolini

Finally, the Bears add more competition at center by drafting a guy who had one of the best Combine performances in NFL history. Somehow, he's still projected as a late Day 3 guy. But, Wisconsin's Tanor Bortolini definitely has a future in this league.

It might seem odd seeing a Wisconsin offensive lineman projected to go so late, and that's because it is odd. If you play offensive line for the Badgers, chances are, you'll go on to have a long career as a pro.