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Rotoworld: Bears' top draft needs and a seven-round mock draft

Rotoworld: Bears' top draft needs and a seven-round mock draft

Evan Silva (@EvanSilva) is the Senior Football Editor for Rotoworld's NFL Page, and Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) leads Rotoworld's college football and NFL draft coverage. Together, they're breaking down every team's biggest needs and offering potential draft-day solutions.

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Bears No. 1 Team Need: Quarterback

Silva’s Analysis

Signing career backups Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez makes this no less of a need. It’s time for the Bears to invest a first- or early second-day pick on a potential franchise quarterback.

Bears No. 2 Team Need: Defensive Back

Silva’s Analysis

Prince Amukamara went to Chicago on a one-year deal. Tracy Porter was recently released. The Bears’ head-scratching, three-year, $16 million investment in Marcus Cooper netted one of the worst corners in the league with Arizona last season. 2014 first-round pick Kyle Fuller is a bust. The Bears coveted Stephon Gilmore in free agency, but he signed with New England instead. The Bears have also been heavily linked to top-safety prospects Jamal Adams and Malik Hooker.

Bears No. 3 Team Need: Defensive Line

Silva’s Analysis

In NT Eddie Goldman and DEs Akiem Hicks and Jonathan Bullard, the Bears have three quality young pieces up front. Hicks is entering a contract year, however, and Goldman has battled persistent ankle injuries. Chicago needs a dynamic playmaker in the trenches. 

Other Considerations: Offensive Tackle, Wide Receiver, Linebacker

2017 NFL Draft: More coverage here

Norris’ Mock Draft

Round 1 (3): CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State - Lattimore is widely viewed as the top prospect at his position. his sample size is small, but if everything clicks he can progress into becoming one of the top corners in the league. Athleticism, plus mirroring plus ball skills.

Round 2 (36): T Antonio Garcia, Troy - I like Garcia more than most. I think he has true left tackle feet and a finisher’s mentality. The Bears have the three interior positions locked down and Charles Leno is entering a contract year. Nevertheless, I think I was higher on Leno coming out of Boise State than any other evaluator.  

Round 3 (67): WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC - Smith-Schuster’s 2015 season was outstanding. He took advantage of manufactured space. He is a young and developing receiver … if you’re optimistic, that is.

Read the rest of Norris' mock draft on Rotoworld.com right here.

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Sometimes the best way to get yourself through a tough time is to laugh it off. They say laughter is the best medicine after all.

So when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs reportedly agreed to a record-breaking contract extension, it's no surprise that many people took to Twitter to clown the Bears.

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Warning: do not scroll further unless you have the ability to laugh at a sad situation.

After all of that, this may be how all Bears fans feel on Twitter:

Ok, now that we’re through with the put downs, how about a little highlight to help the healing:

RELATED: Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

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Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Pat Mahomes officially woke up on Tuesday as the highest paid athlete in pro sports history. 

It's especially impressive to think about considering that Mahomes didn't even start a full season until 2018. In just two years since he's been able to win a Super Bowl, league MVP, and secure close to $500 million. How did this all happen so quickly? Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg – who presumably set his own field's commission record on Monday, too – sat down with the Under Center Podcast back during Super Bowl media week to talk about it: 

I think so much of it was growing up with a baseball player as a father, and watching the nature of ephemeral fame and how it comes and goes. It's all about being grounded, and in this moment, and not thinking about anything except focusing on this. But also having some fun with it. We're here on Radio Row, and happens is that you have so much coverage of the Super Bowl, that if a player performs dramaticlly, they cross over out of the narrow genre of hardcore sports fans. They become an American icon.

Steinberg also (briefly) discusses Mahomes' contract negotiations and how much the Chiefs' QB benefited from sitting behind Alex Smith for a year in 2017. You can listen to the entire conversation with Laurence Holmes right here, or in the embedded player below: