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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Who will the Bears select at No. 7?

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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Who will the Bears select at No. 7?

On the eve of the 2015 NFL Draft our panel of Bears contributors released their final mock draft.

Check out their Top 10 picks below:

TEAM JOHN 'MOON' MULLIN CHRIS BODEN SCOTT KRINCH
Marcus Mariota (QB), Oregon Jameis Winston (QB), Florida State Jameis Winston (QB), Florida State
Leonard Williams (DE), USC Marcus Mariota (QB), Oregon (Eagles via Titans) Marcus Mariota (QB), Oregon
Amari Cooper (WR), Alabama Dante Fowler Jr. (OLB), Florida Leonard Williams (DL), USC
Dante Fowler Jr. (OLB), Florida Amari Cooper (WR), Alabama Amari Cooper (WR), Alabama
Shane Ray (DE), Missouri Leonard Williams (DL), USC Dante Fowler Jr. (OLB), Florida
Jameis Winston (QB), Florida State Vic Beasley (OLB), Clemson Vic Beasley (OLB), Clemson
Vic Beasley (OLB), Clemson Danny Shelton (DT), Washington Bud Dupree (OLB), Kentucky (Saints via Bears)
Alvin Dupree (OLB), Kentucky Shane Ray (DE), Missouri Randy Gregory (OLB), Nebraska
Ereck Flowers (OT), Miami Todd Gurley (RB), Georgia Brandon Scherff (OT), Iowa
Brandon Scherff (OT), Iowa Kevin White (WR), West Virginia Andrus Peat (OT), Stanford
Read Moon's complete mock here Read Boden's complete mock here Read Krinch's complete mock here

Under Center Podcast: State of the Bears: Defense

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Under Center Podcast: State of the Bears: Defense

JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan are back with their training camp preview of the Bears' defense, looking at if it's fair to expect this group to take a step back without Vic Fangio (2:00) or if it's possible to repeat as the league's No. 1 defense (10:00). Plus, the guys look at which players the Bears need to improve to remain one of the NFL's best defenses (15:15), debate if Leonard Floyd can be better (20:00) and look at the future of the defense as a salary cap crunch looms after 2019 (25:00). 

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: 

NFL.com apparently thinks that Matt Nagy is a very average head coach

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NFL.com apparently thinks that Matt Nagy is a very average head coach

NFL.com recently ranked all of the league's head coaches, because the football season may end but creating content never will. 

The top tier consists of all the usual suspects ... except for the guy that literally won the league's award for best coach last season

Matt Nagy came in at 14 on this list, and not even the highest-ranked NFC North coach. The reasoning is a tad suspect; here's what they had to say

Matt Nagy more than delivered in his first year as the Bears' head coach, taking Chicago to the postseason for the first time since the 2010 season. What's interesting about Nagy is that his side of the ball is offense, and prior to getting hired by the Bears, he was known for his work with quarterbacks in Kansas City. Yet, it was Vic Fangio's defense that did most of the heavy lifting to get Chicago to the playoffs. A head coach does much more than run one side of the ball, though. In fact, some of them don't do that at all. They run the office, in some respects. Nagy clearly set a tone in the building, so to speak, which should not be taken lightly. Nor should Nagy's work with Mitch Trubisky, who showed improvement from Year 1 to Year 2. Why is Reich ahead of Rivera but not Nagy? Well, Nagy has yet to achieve postseason success and had stronger personnel than Reich did in 2018.

Is this fair? Probably not! But is this important? Definitely not! Still - give your incumbent COY some more love, NFL. Club Dub! Yelling boom! The visors!