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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Bears select Jonathan Cooper

Chicago has had a brutal offensive line for years. Drafting Cooper would go towards addressing that problem.


In the latest edition of SB Nation's NFL mock draft by Dan Kadar, the Chicago Bears fortify their offensive line by taking guard Jonathan Cooper of the North Carolina Tar Heels with the No. 20 overall pick.

Cooper is thought to be the second best guard in the draft this year behind only Chance Warmack of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Cooper is a mountain of a man at 6'2 and 310 pounds, but still has the ability to get out and create running room at the second level.

With excellent footwork and good instincts, Cooper is very impressive at the point of attack in the run game, obviously the most important aspect for a guard.

The Bears need serious help along the offensive line if they want to keep quarterback Jay Cutler upright. Cutler has been banged around for years behind a substandard front despite Chicago using some high picks in recent times on Gabe Carimi and Chris Williams.

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