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2012 NFL Mock Draft, Round 1: Todd McShay Of ESPN Predicts Bears Will Select Dont'a Hightower At No. 19

The first-round of the 2012 NFL Draft is set for Thursday night at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN, and Todd McShay's final 2012 NFL Mock Draft has the Chicago Bears selecting Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dont'a Hightower with the No. 19 overall pick. McShay thinks new general manager Phil Emery has plenty holes to fill at offensive tackle, tight end, offensive guard, defensive end, defensive tackle and cornerback, but he still lists Hightower as the team's first pick in the draft.


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Interestingly, LB Luke Kuechly comes off the board at No. 10 overall to the Buffalo Bills, while DE Quinton Coples and CB Dre Kirkpatrick are both still on the board when the Bears make their selection. Hightower is listed as the second-best ILB prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to Mocking The Draft.

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