Bears 2013 Mock Draft: Predictions for Day 3
The Chicago Bears have addressed two major needs by adding Kyle Long and Jonathan Bostic. Both players will be given every opportunity to come in and compete for a starting job. However, Chicago also added veterans like Matt Slauson and D.J. Williams at those positions.
Chicago will look to come out of the rest of the draft possibility adding a quarterback, cornerback and help along the defensive line.
Round 4, Pick 117: Khaseem Greene, Linebacker, Rutgers
The Bears addressed their need at the middle linebacker position by grabbing Jonathan Bostic in the second round. There’s a good chance that Rutgers’ Khaseem Greene falls into Chicago’s lap in the fourth round.
Greene is an explosive athlete who looks to deliver big hits and generate turnovers. He must improve his ability to quickly read plays and attack. However, there might not be a bigger hitter in the entire draft.
He brings added value because he’s capable of playing both inside and outside linebacker. This will allow the Bears to mix-and-match to get the best players on the field.
Round 5, Pick 153: Tyler Wilson, Quarterback, Arkansas
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Chicago is in need for a backup quarterback who can be developed by Marc Trestman. Josh McCown just doesn’t have the ability to win games if Jay Cutler is knocked out of the line. Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson would be a great fit in Chicago.
Wilson showed a ton of potential when he worked under Bobby Petrino, but fell apart when Petrino was fired.
The biggest knock on Wilson is his limited arm strength. However, Trestman’s offense can be tailored to this type of quarterback. The west-coast attack is based off of short passing routes and a quick attack.
Round 6, Pick 188: Sheldon Price, Cornerback, UCLA
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UCLA’s Sheldon Price is a long and athletic cornerback. I’ve had him as an option for the Bears since the first day of the draft. He needs time to fully develop, but possesses the required qualities to eventually move into a starting role on the outside.
Price has flown under the radar throughout the majority of the draft process. However, that doesn’t diminish his potential.
The Bears need a cornerback capable of challenging Kelvin Hayden for the nickel corner job and eventually replace the aging Charles Tillman.