2012 NFL Mock Draft: NFL.com's Charley Casserly Has Bears Taking DE Chandler Jones

In his latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, NFL.com analyst Charley Casserly projects that the Chicago Bears will select Chandler Jones with the No. 19 pick of the first round. Jones is a defensive end out of Syracuse University. As for his reasoning, Casserly says simply, "Chicago must get younger at defensive end."

Related: NFL Draft 2012: Bears' Coach Lovie Smith Excited About Draft, Satisfied With Offseason

After the Bears acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall from Miami, more and more analysts have the Bears going with a defensive end in the first round, though Jones' name hasn't often been associated with Chicago in that spot.

Jones had 4.5 sacks and a total of 7.5 tackles for loss in seven games for the Orange last season.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Bears be sure to visit Windy City Gridiron. And drop by SB Nation NFL for more news and notes from around the league.

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