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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

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Teddy Bridgewater too expensive for the Bears?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Teddy Bridgewater too expensive for the Bears?

Laurence Holmes, JJ Stankevitz and Mark Grote join Kap on the panel.

0:00 - The pressure continues to mount on Rob Manfred as the Astros scandal lingers. He apologized on Tuesday but should that be enough for him to keep his job?

17:00 - Drew Brees is heading back to New Orleans, so Teddy Bridgewater will be looking for a new home. The guys discuss if he'll be too expensive for the Bears. if he is, who could come to Chicago to join Mitch in the QB room at Halas Hall?

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TE Greg Olsen signed with Seattle Seahawks, previously hoped Bears would contact him

TE Greg Olsen signed with Seattle Seahawks, previously hoped Bears would contact him

Former Bears first-round pick TE Greg Olsen officially signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Olsen previously played with the Bears and Panthers over a 13-year NFL career.

After mutually parting ways with the Panthers, the 34-year-old hoped the Bears, the team that drafted him in 2007, would reach out about signing him once he hit free agency. He told ESPN’s Waddle and Silvy that he wanted to come home to Chicago but wasn't contacated by Bears' management.

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One of the Bears biggest needs this offseason is an upgrade at TE and Olsen’s pass-catching experience along with his working knowledge of the Bears' organization makes him a seemingly ideal fit for the team. Ryan Pace disagreed and the chance for a reunion is gone for good. While his age is showing (he appeared in only 16 games in 2017 and 2018 combined), Olsen is still a stronger receiver than anyone currently on the Bears depth chart.

Interestingly enough, one of Olsen's best moments as a Bear came during Chicago's playoff win against the Seahawks in January 2011 when he scored a touchdown after catching a 58-yard pass from Jay Cutler in the first quarter.  

We will see if Pace regrets not giving Olsen a call. It would be the breakup movie of the season. Too bad the Bears would be playing the part of the groveling ex-boyfriend. Until then, Bears’ fans can imagine a scenario where Pace or head coach Matt Nagy chases after Olsen in the rain (which makes perfect sense, seeing as he’ll be in Seattle), holding a boom box over his head, begging him to return to Soldier Field. That’s the sports rom-com we all deserve in 2020. 

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