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Who analysts predict Bears will pick in draft


With the NFL Draft rapidly approaching, some national writers updated their mock drafts this week. Here's a sampling of who they think the Bears will select with their first two picks in the second round at Nos. 43 and 50:

Josh Edwards, CBS Sports (updated April 17)
No. 43:
 Louisiana offensive lineman Robert Hunt
Comment: Hunt has Pro Bowl potential as an interior offensive line prospect. He played right tackle for the Ragin' Cajuns last season.
No. 50: California safety Ashtyn Davis
Comment: Davis is a smart player that can organize the defense on the back end in Chicago. He has track traits that translate.

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (April 17)
No. 43: Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette
No. 50: Southern Illinois safety Jeremy Chinn

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (April 14)
No. 43: Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet
Comment: Kmet is the best tight end in an unspectacular class, but the talent is there for him to be a good blocker and receiver.
No. 50: Penn State receiver K.J. Hamler
Comment: Whether it's Nick Foles or Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback in 2020, the Bears need weapons. That's why I got them a tight end at No. 43, and that's why I'm going with a wide receiver here. Hamler, who is only 5-foot-9, 178 pounds, is explosive in space and can play in the slot or outside. Though he wasn't able to work out at the combine because of a hamstring injury, I feel comfortable saying he's one of the fastest players in the class. His problem last season was drops -- he had nine. If he can get that corrected, Chicago will have a really good player on its hands.

Chad Reuter, (April 17)
No. 43: Michigan center Cesar Ruiz
No. 50: Southern Illinois safety Jeremy Chinn

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (April 16)
No. 43: Houston offensive lineman Josh Jones
Comment: Jones can play inside or outside but projects best at tackle due to his combination of length, athleticism, balance, and power.
No. 50: Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell
Comment: Terrell has all the tools and experience to be a shutdown outside cornerback in the NFL.

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