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With the NFL Draft three weeks from Thursday, we updated our list of 30 mock drafts to see who analysts think the Bears will select with the 11th pick:

Mel Kiper, ESPN (April 6)
Pick: Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd
Comment: Sticking with the same pick here from the previous mock. The Bears did a nice job in free agency at inside linebacker, but Floyd is the edge defender who could really help early in passing downs.
Previous mock draft: Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd

Todd McShay, ESPN (March 24)
Pick: Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin
Comment: Inside linebacker is much less of a need after the Bears picked up Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman in free agency. But even after signing offensive tackle Bobby Massie, Chicago could still look to spend a first-rounder on another OT. Conklin is a plug-and-play starter on either the left or right side of the line, with the long arms (35 inches) and agility to protect the QB.

Charles Davis, NFL.com (March 23)
Pick: Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott
Comment: I know HC John Fox recently praised his current RBs, but I also know that Elliott has the talent to help the Bears immediately in the same ways that Matt Forte did: running, catching, blocking.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com (April 5)
Pick: Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III
Comment: John Fox can't resist adding a feisty cover corner with sound technical skills and a high football IQ.
Previous mock draft: Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson

NFL.com, Daniel Jeremiah (March 29)
Pick: Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd
Comment: Floyd is an elite athlete and his best football is ahead of him.

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com (March 21)
Pick: Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd
Comment: While some might see Floyd as a thin Dion Jordan clone who is a huge risk this early in the draft, others see him as the top, true speed rusher in this draft who will be substantially better as he continues to fill out his frame.

Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com (March 21)
Pick: Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner
Comment: Who said a pass rusher can't be a 3-4 defensive end? Buckner's size and quickness allows him to be an immediate impact in the Bears' 3-4 defense. He will be able to go against guards and get pressure up the middle.

Chad Reuter, NFL.com (March 28)
Pick: Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin
Comment: The Bears made an investment in free-agent Bobby Massie to take over the right-tackle spot, which allows former first-round pick Kyle Long to move back to guard. Now they land a left tackle in Conklin who will be a force in the running game and will protect Jay Cutler.

Ike Taylor, NFL.com (March 29)
Pick: Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa
Comment: The Bears have filled some holes on defense in free agency. That will take some of the pressure off of Bosa to be The Guy right away.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (April 5)
Pick: Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley
Comment: When you can get a player of this talent level here at this spot, you take him. They could have a heck of a line next season.
Previous mock draft: Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley

Rob Rang, CBS Sports (March 27)
Pick: Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed
Comment: The Bears made strides defensively in the first year under coach John Fox and coordinator Vic Fangio and focused on linebackers in free agency, signing Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman to long-term deals. The defensive line, however, remains a concern. Well-versed in Nick Saban's pro-ready defense, Reed is a plug-and-play option as one of the draft's better run-stuffers, offering the combination of length and strength to play anywhere along Chicago's base three-man front.

Dane Brugler, CBS Sports (March 28)
Pick: Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins
Comment: The Bears addressed the linebacker position in free agency and could look at the defensive line with this pick. Rankins starred in a 3-4 scheme at Louisville and offers the versatility to line up at various techniques in Chicago's base.

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (April 7)
Pick: Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III
Comment: The Bears quietly reworked their defense into something John Fox and Vic Fangio can do damage with in 2016. Adding a corner like Hargreaves is just another plus addition.
Previous mock draft: Houston cornerback William Jackson III

Jared Dubin, CBS Sports (March 31)
Pick: Notre Dame tackle Ronnie Stanley
Comment: Stanley dropping out of the top-10 here results in a change for the Bears, who need to give Jay Cutler some protection up front.
Previous mock draft: Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III

Don Banks, Sports Illustrated (March 30)
Pick: Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin
Comment: The Bears could go in a few different directions, taking a cornerback or getting the run started at this draft's deep defensive tackle position. But Conklin upgrades the entire line in a way that the Bobby Massie signing in free agency can't match, and landing Conklin gives Chicago the ability to move Kyle Long back to guard, where he's more of a natural fit.

Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated (April 6)
Pick: Notre Dame tackle Ronnie Stanley
Comment: Even amid negative chatter about Stanley's work ethic, it's still tough to envision him staying up on the board for long. His natural athleticism for the position is outstanding and, unlike Jack Conklin or Taylor Decker, he definitely projects as a left tackle. The Bears still have a hole at that spot.
Previous mock draft: Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III

Pat Kirwan, Real Football Network (March 30)
Pick: Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins
Comment: The Bears 3-4 defense doesn't really have a one gap penetrator up front. Rankins will bring that element to this, or any defense. His 50 plays behind the line of scrimmage from an inside position is impressive.

Kevin Fishbain, Pro Football Weekly (March 29)
Pick: Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd
Comment: Pace and Fox want speed. Floyd gives them that off the edge.

Hub Arkush, Pro Football Weekly (March 22)
Pick: Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner
Comment: Bears desperate for five-technique get lucky as best falls to them.

Nate Atkins, Pro Football Weekly (April 1)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson
Comment: The Bears complete their D-Line with a high-upside run-stuffer.
Previous mock draft: Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson

Arthur Arkush, Pro Football Weekly (April 4)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson
Comment: Would've loved Hargreaves but next-best-player also fills glaring need.
Previous mock draft: Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott

J.C. Talon, Pro Football Weekly (April 7)
Pick: Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch
Comment: Bears not ready to contend yet, Lynch can mature as Jay's backup.
Previous mock draft: Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch

Charlie Campbell, Walter Football (April 4)
Pick: Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III
Comment: Cornerback is a big need for the Bears and Hargreaves could be an instant starter. Hargreaves would give Chicago a No. 1 corner to pair with Kyle Fuller.
Previous mock draft: Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner

Peter Schrager, Fox Sports (March 28)
Pick: Notre Dame tackle Ronnie Stanley
Comment: Right behind Tunsil on the offensive line board this year is Stanley. The Notre Dame star had a great Combine week and is as tough and smart as advertised. He's 6-foot-6, 312 pounds, dominated opponents his entire career at Notre Dame, and had an arm length and hand size longer than Tunsil in Indianapolis.

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (March 25)
Pick: Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III

Luke Easterling, Bleacher Report (April 4)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson
Comment: From his previous head-coaching stops in Denver and Carolina, John Fox knows how important it is to build defenses from front to back. He's got the makings of a promising young unit in Chicago now, but Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson could be the last piece to turn it into a potentially dominant group.
Previous mock draft: Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson

Jonah Tuls, USA Today (April 6)
Pick: Houston cornerback William Jackson III
Comment: Chicago needs some youth and athleticism at cornerback. Considering Kyle Fuller's versatility, a player like William Jackson III could make this team better at two positions. Selecting Jackson here could give Chicago the option of moving Fuller to safety. I believe Jackson III is the best overall cornerback in this class and should make a legitimate impact right away.
Previous mock draft: Houston cornerback William Jackson III

Nate Davis, USA Today (March 24)
Pick: Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin
Comment: The Bears spent quite a bit on their defense in free agency, and the draft's wealth of D-linemen allows them to get a good one later.

Robert Mays, Monday Morning Quarterback (March 1)
Pick: Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland
Comment: At nearly 260 pounds, Ragland isn't built like most linebackers in today's age, but his physicality and added value as a pass rusher make him an intriguing combination.

Adam Stites, SB Nation (April 4)
Pick: Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson
Comment: Bringing on inside linebackers was a priority in free agency for the Bears, but adding pass rushers on the outside is still a project yet to be completed. Most project Lawson to be a 4-3 defensive end, but as a standing pass rusher in Chicago he could add to a group that didn't have any player finish with double-digit sacks in 2015. His ability to play with his hand on the ground gives Vic Fangio some room for creativity, as well.


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