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When will Bears pick in NFL Draft?

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Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.

Now that the regular season is over (thankfully), where will the Bears pick in the draft?

Chuck G.
Des Plaines, Illinois

The Bears will have the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, which is slated to be held April 30-May 2 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. It's their highest pick since 2005 when they selected running back Cedric Benson at No. 4. The only time the Bears have chosen at No. 7 since 1963 was in 1993 when they picked receiver Curtis Conway. Other notable players they've selected at No. 7 include Hall of Fame center/linebacker Clyde "Bulldog" Turner in 1940 and running back Ronnie Bull, who was named NFL rookie of the year in 1962. The last 10 players selected at No. 7 in the NFL draft have been Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans (2014), Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper (2013), Buccaneers safety Mark Barron (2012), 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (2011), Browns cornerback Joe Haden (2010), Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (2009), Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis (2008), Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (2007), Raiders safety Michael Huff (2006) and Vikings receiver Troy Williamson (2005).

Who will the Bears play next season?

Brian H.
Lewiston, Maine

In addition to home and away games against their NFC North rivals (Lions, Packers and Vikings) next season, the Bears will host the Cardinals, 49ers, Redskins, Broncos and Raiders and visit the Rams, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Chiefs and Chargers.

Where did the Bears finish the season ranked on offense and defense?

Tony S.
Norfolk, Nebraska

The Bears ranked 21st in the NFL in total yards on offense (27th rushing and 15th passing) and 30th on defense (17th against the run and 30th versus the pass).

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