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NFL Draft Rumors: Chicago Bears Take USC's Nick Perry In Tribune's Latest Mock Draft

The wait is finally coming to an end. On Thursday night, the first round of the NFL Draft begins and the Chicago Bears hold the No. 19 overall selection. The Bears have been linked to a variety of players, though recently most have come to a consensus that Chicago will select a defensive lineman. Is it genuine or a smokescreen from new Bears GM Phil Emery? We will find out on Thursday night.

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In the Tribune's latest mock draft, Sam Farmer has the Bears taking USC defensive end Nick Perry.

19. Bears: Nick Perry, DE, USC

In a division with Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford, the Bears welcome any help they can get generating a pass rush

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