2013 NFL Mock Draft: Bears projected to upgrade offensive line

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SB Nation's latest mock draft has the Bears selecting right tackle D.J. Fluker out of Alabama.

The Chicago Bears enter the 2013 NFL Draft with an obvious need on the offensive line, and most draftniks fully expect them to upgrade that position in April.

For more on the Bears and the draft, check out Windy City Gridiron

SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn released his latest mock draft on Monday, and he projects the Bears to select Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker with the 20th pick:

D.J. Fluker probably doesn't have the quick feet or athleticism to protect Jay Cutler's blindside, but he's an absolute mauler in the running game. The Alabama tackle should be a huge upgrade on the right side of Chicago's offensive line from day one. He's going to find a home in the first round by the time it's all said and done.

Fluker was initially pegged as a second-rounder, but teams are so enamored with his run-blocking ability he probably won't fall far past this spot. He'd be an instant upgrade at right tackle either way. Other possibilities at this spot include guards Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper.

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