Here’s another mock draft to digest ... ESPN’s Todd McShay released a full seven-round mock from Miami’s Jake Long at No. 1 to Danny Lansanah, an inside linebacker he has the St. Louis Rams tabbing from Connecticut as Mr. Irrelevant.
In between are 250 more picks.
Let’s review who he has the Bears taking:
1.14 Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
I think the Bears would be excited by the opportunity to get Clady, who seems to have slid a little lately and is available after McShay has Denver selecting Vanderbilt offensive tackle Chris Williams at No. 12.
2.44 Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
If Cedric Benson was healthy and was the back the Bears envisioned they were getting when they chose him in 2005, Johnson would be a perfect complement. He’s got terrific speed and the ability to go all the way. But he’s not a rugged runner between the tackles. The way McShay’s board falls, I think the Bears would be more likely to choose Miami safety Kenny Phillips or maybe even Arkansas defensive tackle Marcus Harrison, who coach Lovie Smith likes. But the second-tier quarterbacks are all off the board and this is too early for Tulane running back Matt Forte.
3.70 Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida
Could he be the one to shed the rap on Gators receivers in the pros? On the board here is Rutgers guard Jeremy Zuttah, who the Bears like a good deal, as well as Forte and USC quarterback John David Booty.
3.90 Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
College scouting director Greg Gabriel has seen him in person at least once. Woodson is a real project. McShay has USC guard Chilo Rachal falling so far he’s available here. Would he be too good to pass up at this spot?
4.110 Athyba Rubin, DT, Iowa State
He’s a powerful man who fits the mold of what they’d like in a nose tackle. A trio of good backs are available right here—Central Florida’s Kevin Smith, Georgia Tech’s Tashard Choice and USC’s Chauncey Washington. Ditto UTEP safety Quentin Demps and San Diego State quarterback Kevin O’Connell, who quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton likes.
5.142 Chad Rinehart, G, Northern Iowa
He’s a big guy who’s smart and versatile. Given the needs on the line, I’d think there is a chance a second lineman is chosen before the fifth round. Keep in mind Angelo could deal down once or twice and add some more mid-round selections.
6.175 Jamar Adams, S, Michigan
Big, physical guy who doesn’t run real well but can bring the lumber. The Bears might need a safety with more coverage skills than ability as an eighth defender in the box. Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon is still on the board as well as South Florida linebacker Ben Moffitt and Arkansas guard Robert Felton.
7.222 Travis Brown, WR, New Mexico State
Good size and good hands are combined with questionable speed. Hawaii’s Davone Bess is on the board here and the Bears like him.
7.243 Ryan Wendel, C, Fresno State
Little undersized. This is where the Bears will begin working through their list of priority free agents and locking in some guys at the top of the chart.
7.247 Mark Bradford, WR, Stanford
Ran a 4.71 in the 40-yard dash at the combine.
7.248 Andrew Larson, P, Cal
Somebody needs to share the workload with Brad Maynard in training camp. The Bears have yet to use a draft pick on a specialist in Jerry Angelo's tenure.