Chicago Bears Land 3 First-Round Picks in New 3 Round Mock Draft (with Trades)

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Second Round | Picks 49 - 64

No. 49) CIN selects Ricky Pearsall - WR, Florida

Tee Higgins' future with the Bengals past this season is still in the air, but even if they retain the receiver, Pearsall is a productive and reliable target who could take over Tyler Boyd's role as the offense's slot receiver.

No. 50) DEN (via NO through PHI) selects Zach Frazier - IOL, West Virginia

With several needs, the Broncos can go best player available with the pick they gained from the projected trade, and elect to go with Frazier, an experienced center who uses his teachings in leverage from his dominant high school wrestling career to his advantage.

No. 51) PIT selects Tyler Nubin - S, Minnesota

The Steelers picked up several defensive backs this offseason, but Nubin may be the team's best option at strong safety, especially if they are looking for a physical player to help supplement a re-vamped but somewhat worrisome interior linebacker group.

No. 52) LAR selects Junior Colson - LB, Michigan

Speaking of linebackers, the Rams take the first one off the board in Colson, a player who can become the on and off-field leader of an NFL defense.

No. 53) PHI selects Edgerrin Cooper - LB, Texas A&M

Philadelphia is a linebacker-needy team, and with one off the board right in front of them, they elect to pick up Cooper, a player who excelled against the run and will only improve in coverage and as a rusher.

No. 54) CLE selects Mekhi Wingo - DT, Louisiana State

With their first selection in the draft, the Browns address a big need at defensive tackle with Wingo, a quick interior rusher who will cause offenses fits next to Myles Garrett.

No. 55) MIA selects Michael Hall Jr - DT, Ohio State

After losing Christian Wilkins in free agency, the Dolphins find an interior rusher in Hall Jr, a lean and explosive player who should fit perfectly between Bradley Chubb and Jalen Phillips on the edges.

No. 56) DAL selects Trey Benson - RB, Florida State

The Cowboys have a massive need at running back and may not have a lot of options in the third round, so they take the first rusher off the board in Benson, an all-around player who should be able to contribute to Dallas's offense in a major way.

No. 57) TB selects Payton Wilson - LB, North Carolina State

The Buccaneers moved on from Devin White, and with LaVonte David closing in on the end of his career, adding a productive linebacker like Wilson would be a good idea, even if his medical history knocks his grade down a few points.

No. 58) GB selects Max Melton - CB, Rutgers

The Packers make another second-round defensive back selection in Melton, an athletic player who may be poised to serve as the nickel defender early in his professional career.

No. 59) HOU selects Ja'Tavion Sanders - TE, Texas

The Texans do not have a lot of needs on paper, but expanding the tight end room with Sanders would make a lot of sense, especially if Dalton Schultz is not in the team's long-term plans.

No. 60) BUF selects TJ Tampa - CB, Iowa State

After addressing receiver in round one, the Bills improve their cornerback room with Tampa, a defender who can play in both man and zone and has a knack for getting his hands on the ball.

No. 61) DET selects Jalen McMillan - WR, Washington

The Lions have a plethora of offensive weapons, but adding McMillan would provide the group with more route-running expertise in a larger-bodied receiver.

No. 62) BAL selects Javon Baker - WR, Central Florida

Surrounding Lamar Jackson with quality pass catchers has been a long-term goal for the Ravens, and Baker would provide the quarterback with a big-framed option that the team does not have outside of the tight end room.

No. 63) SF selects Roger Rosengarten - OT, Washington

The 49ers need to retool their offensive line, and Rosengarten's experience makes him an interesting option for a run-based team that is currently in their championship window.

No. 64) KC selects Roman Wilson - WR, Michigan

After punting on the receiver position in the first round, the Chiefs pick up a much-needed target in Wilson, a smaller receiver who excels with speed, route running, and aggressive hands.