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McShay calls Daniels Bears' best draft pick

Of the Bears' seven picks in the NFL Draft, ESPN analyst Todd McShay feels that second-round choice James Daniels was their best selection.

McShay stresses that "best pick" does not necessarily mean "best player." He takes into account team needs and value of the player on his draft board.

Daniels started all 23 games he played the past two seasons at center for Iowa and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten last year.

"I love what the Bears did early in this draft, taking Roquan Smith at 8 and trading up to 51 to add a dynamic wide receiver (Anthony Miller) for Mitchell Trubisky, but Daniels is the best value here," McShay wrote.

"My 18th-ranked overall prospect, Chicago grabbed him at 39. Daniels played mostly at center for Iowa, but might start at guard with Cody Whitehair already manning that spot. Regardless, Daniels is a young and athletic interior offensive lineman who should contribute right away. Love this pick."

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