With the NFL Draft just two weeks away, it's time to start looking at the bigger picture, and that means expanding mock drafts to look beyond the first round. The Chicago Bears only hold two picks in the first three rounds, having given up their third-rounder in the Brandon Marshall trade before last season.
SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn released his first three-round mock on Monday. In this version, he sees the Bears continuing to upgrade their offensive line, taking North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper with the 20th pick:
The Bears aren't done revamping the offensive line. At least, they shouldn't be. Jonathan Cooper is arguably the draft's best guard and can play both guard positions as well as center. He's well worth a first-round pick.
Despite signing Martellus Bennett, Chicago could still use a receiving weapon out of the tight end position, and choose to select San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar in the second round:
The Bears beefed up the offensive line in the first round, now they need to find another weapon for Jay Cutler. Gavin Escobar is our top ranked tight end on the board at this point.
Check out the complete mock draft at the link below.
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