2012 NFL Draft: Defensive Backs Run On Tuesday

The 2012 NFL Combine is currently taking place in Indianapolis. Local players and the Chicago Bears are preparing for the 2012 NFL Draft.

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2012 NFL Draft: League Releases Full Pro Day Schedule

The Bears are expected to be watching a number of important wide receivers during the 2012 pro days.

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Pick WR Mohamed Sanu In Recent Mock Draft

The analysts at Revenge of the Birds have released a new mock draft for the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft, one that offers an intriguing new name for the Chicago Bears to consider: Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu:

19. Chicago Bears - Mohammed Sanu, WR, Rutgers. Sanu is on the rise, big time. Chicago really needs a wide receiver for Jay Cutler, and will fall in love with Sanu. He has all the skills to become an elite wide receiver, good speed, good size, but most importantly good hands. He only played wide receiver for a year, so once his route running improves, he will be a very good wide receiver.

Most mock drafts have the Bears selecting either Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd. Baylor WR Kendall Wright or an interior offensive lineman, such as C Peter Konz.

Sanu, however, played running back during his first two seasons with Rutgers, switching to wide receiver in 2011 -- when he caught 115 passes for 1206 yards and 7 touchdowns.

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Predicts Bears Will Draft WR Michael Floyd

According ESPN's Todd McShay, the Chicago Bears may be poised to draft Notre Dame Fighting Irish wideout Michael Floyd:

The Bears haven't take a receiver in the first round since David Terrell in 2001, and I understand their hesitation to draft wideouts so high. However, they must find weapons for QB Jay Cutler, and Roy Williams clearly doesn't make the cut. Floyd seems to have put off-field issues behind him, and his size and ability to play the deep ball make him an attractive option.

The Bears' top receiver in the 2011 season, Johnny Knox, went down in Week 15 with a season-ending injury. Earl Bennett, believed by some to be the Bears's best wide receiver, missed much of the year with injuries and has collected only 301 receiving yards.

Michael Floyd, completing his fourth year with the Irish, has collected 3645 yards and 36 touchdowns in his collegiate career, and in 2011, Floyd amassed 8 TDs with 1106 yards. According to Mocking the Draft, Floyd has an impressive frame and can make dynamic catches. However, he has a Red Flag for accruing three separate alcohol-related offenses.

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears May Target C Peter Konz

The 2011 college football schedule has reached its bowl game season, meaning the evaluation period for college athletes has nearly entirely concluded. And, with the 2011 NFL season reaching its final regular season weeks, the 2012 NFL Draft is coming into ever greater focus.

Adding some clarity to the matter, SB Nation Pro Football's Ryan Van Bibber has released his latest iteration of the 2012 NFL Mock Draft. As with many other forecasters, Van Bibber sees the Indianapolis Colts drafting Stanford Cardinal QB Andrew Luck No. 1 overall, but suggests the Colts consider a trade to improve the overall team.

Van Bibber projects the Chicago Bears will pick at No. 20, taking Wisconsin Badgers C Peter Konz. According to Van Bibber, the Bears o-line will be a priority in the 2012 Draft:

If Chicago could draft an entire offensive line, they might do it. Konz gives them some stability in the interior line.

The Bears currently have two centers starting on the line -- Roberto Garza and Chris Spencer (starting at right guard now) -- but both have played admirably at the guard positions in the past, so taking Peter Konz may allow the two veterans (who will both be under contract in 2012) to move to the guard positions full-time.

Mocking the Draft described Konz as both quick and athletic before the 2011 season, not at all dissimilar to a young Olin Kreutz:

Along with Ohio State's Michael Brewster, Konz is one of the two best center in college football. He's a do-it-all center who can play with strength and athleticism. Wisconsin likes to use Konz on the move in the run game and he's deceptively agile for a big player.

Though the NFL Draft is just around the corner, the Bears (7-6) still have another three games left in the regular season, which may effect where they pick in the draft. Next Sunday, they take on the Seattle Seahawks (5-7) at 12:00 PM CST.

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