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Who analysts think Bears will draft

Heading into the NFL Scouting Combine this week in Indianapolis, we take a look at who national analysts think the Bears will select with the No. 3 pick in the draft:

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (Feb. 23)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: There are plenty of reasons why the Bears would want to draft an offensive player, but Allen is a mammoth presence on the interior and this roster needs all the talent it can possibly get.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com (Jan. 26)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: Adding another piece to the defense could help the Bears close ground on their rivals in the offensive-minded NFC North.

Dane Brugler, CBS Sports (Feb. 20)
Pick: Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer
Comment: The Bears have some intriguing talent on the roster, but the quarterback depth chart is disheartening. Although his tape shows youthful mistakes, Kizer also shows the veteran poise and ideal physical traits to play the position at a high level.
Previous mock draft: Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer

Charlie Casserly, NFL.com (Feb. 11)
Pick: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore
Comment: In the NFC North, you need cornerbacks with terrific cover skills; Lattimore fits the description.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com (Feb. 8)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: Allen is a high-impact player and would add to a talented front seven in Chicago.

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (Feb. 15)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: I've heard a lot of people discuss whether this pick is worth, say, acquiring a player like quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. I think it's worth remembering that Chicago doesn't have to be in the "Garoppolo or bust" camp. They could try to acquire Tony Romo. They could look to sign Tyrod Taylor, Mike Glennon or another free agent. In any event, I see them as more likely to find a veteran QB and go with a great defensive player here. Allen qualifies as a defensive lineman who can be moved around and create disruption.
Previous mock draft: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen

Todd McShay, ESPN (Feb. 8)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: Allen has elite strength and quickness. He's an excellent run-stopper, and he had 15 QB hurries and 10.5 sacks as an interior pass-rusher in 2016. The Bears could also be in the market for a quarterback, but Allen is the pick because of his elite skill set (No. 2 player on my board) and fit in Vic Fangio's base 3-4 scheme.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (Feb. 22)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: They have some good, young pieces on the defense, and adding him would bring one more. He is a power player who can also rush the passer.

Rob Rang, CBS Sports (Feb. 13)
Pick: LSU safety Jamal Adams
Comment: Safety has long been a sore spot in Chicago with only one Bears safety (Mike Brown) earning an invitation to the Pro Bowl over the past 20 years. Adams has that kind of potential and is viewed by some as the safest prospect in the draft. He is a tone-setter with a rare combination of instincts, athleticism and intangibles to make an immediate impact on a defense that made strides a year ago but allowed 24.9 points per game, 24th in the NFL.

Chad Reuter, NFL.com (Feb. 15)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: The Bears add another defensive piece to go along with last year's top pick, Leonard Floyd.
Previous mock draft: North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com (Feb. 22)
Pick: Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas
Comment: Chicago could use a great pass rusher, and Solomon Thomas is extremely unique in that he can rush as a defensive end, defensive tackle, or 3-4 outside linebacker.
Previous mock draft: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen

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