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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Could The Chicago Bears Go With CB Stephon Gilmore?

Earlier in the year, it seemed as though most draft projections had the Chicago Bears selecting a wide receiver in the first round, but now there appears to be a bit more disagreement. NFL.com's Chad Reuter projects that the Bears will take cornerback Stephon Gilmore, and this is despite the pair of additions to the secondary the team made through free agency on Thursday.

Gilmore is highly talented, but team needs and talent at other positions could cause him to fall in the same area as second-ranked cornerbacks in recent drafts: Vontae Davis (selected 25th by Miami in 2009), Kareem Jackson (20th, Houston, 2010) and Prince Amukamara (19th, Giants, 2011).

Related: NFL Mock Draft 2012: Mel Kiper Projects Bears To Take Whitney Mercilus With No. 19 Pick

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