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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Mocking The Draft Projects Chicago Bears Will Select WR Alshon Jeffery

In the latest mock from the NFL draft specialists over at Mocking The Draft, the Chicago Bears are projected to take South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery's name has been attached to the Bears in a number of mock drafts this offseason, along with other wide receivers like Michael Floyd and several offensive linemen. Here's what MTD had to say about the Jeffery pick:

The Bears have two main needs this off-season. Protect Jay Cutler, and get Jay Cutler a target. With the best offensive lineman gone, the Bears finally get Cutler a big bodied wide out to throw to. At 6'4", 229, Jeffery gives Cutler a big target area, and Jeffery has the ability to go up and get the football. He will need to work on his ability against physical press coverage, but he has the body to be able to cope with it at the NFL level.

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Jeffery caught 49 passes for 762 yards and eight touchdowns with the Gamecocks in 2011.

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