Chicago Bears Mock Draft: A potential perfect draft weekend

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Joe Tippmann, Chicago Bears

2. Joe Tippman, C, Wisconsin

Seeing Joe Tippman to the Chicago Bears in the second round is a dream scenario. It is obvious the team has a need at center, and Ryan Poles saying that he trusts Cody Whitehair at center is a signal that the team is going to draft a center.

Whitehair is now over the age of 30, and he was an ironman during his younger days. However, that meant many days of playing through minor injuries. Now, those days are catching up to him, and he has consistently been banged up over the past three seasons. He has missed time in two of the past three years, and when he does play, it looks like he is dealing with something.

Tippman can compete but does not have to start right away. Still, it gives the Bears an easy transition, if and when Whitehair gets banged up. Of all the centers, Tippmann is the best fit for the Chicago Bears. He is a good scheme fit and would be best in a zone-blocking scheme. Still, he is much better bigger, and a bit stronger than Luke Wypler, another option at center. This would be what the Chicago Bears need.