Chicago Bears 3 Round 2016 NFL Mock Draft

The NFL Draft is approaching quickly. The national attention is starting to turn away from free agency and towards the Draft since free agency is wrapping up and the draft is just over a month away. We've already put together a full first round mock draft, and now we have a three round mock just for the Chicago Bears

The Bears are coming off a rebuilding season and have needs at several positions. The defense still needs help in particular, although the Bears did make a few shrewd free agency additions. With that in mind, here is the Bears' 3 Round 2016 NFL Mock Draft. 

Round 1, Pick No. 11: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida

The Bears need CB help, even with Tracy Porter returning. But this pick is more about value, as getting Hargreaves outside of the Top 10 is a borderline steal. If the Bears don't want a corner, a defensive lineman or pass rusher is an option. The Bears will likely use this pick on the top defensive player on their board. 

Round 2, Pick No. 41: Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida 

The real question is if Bullard will even be on the board for the Bears. Chicago would love to land Bullard, as he's a borderline first round pick. Bullard is versatile and can play in a both a 3-4 and 4-3 scheme. There's a good chance he won't last this long, but it'd be a great addition. The team has Eddie Goldman and Aikem Hicks up front, but need more players to play on the defensive line.  

Round 3, Pick No. 72: Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU

The Bears seemed committed to starting Charles Leno and Bobby Massie next season. They'll get by with Massie, but it's tough to trust the former seventh round pick Leno. So while Chicago likely won't spend a first or second rounder on the offensive line, perhaps they'll do so in the third round. This is the right range for Hawkins, who has potential. He's still raw and needs some development, but he could become a starting tackle. At the very least, he should be able to serve as a quality swing tackle. 

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