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Who analysts think Bears will draft

With the NFL Draft just two weeks away, we take a look at who national analysts think the Bears will select with the No. 3 Pick:

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (April 6)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: Sometimes the draft process causes people to overthink things a lot and Allen, who was highly productive at Alabama, has been lost in the shuffle. The Bears never forget. (Well, technically that's elephants, but maybe bears have good memories too.)
Previous mock draft: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com (April 11)
Pick: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore
Comment: The Bears need a CB1 to compete in a division loaded with big-time quarterbacks.
Previous mock draft: LSU safety Jamal Adams

Dane Brugler, CBS Sports (April 6)
Pick: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore
Comment: The Bears signed Prince Amukamara to a one-year "prove it" deal, but there are still plenty of question marks at cornerback for Chicago. If the doctors give two thumbs up then Lattimore is worth this high selection.
Previous mock draft: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore

Charlie Casserly, NFL.com (March 28)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: Allen is an excellent 3-4 defensive end who gives you an inside pass rush.
Previous mock draft: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com (April 4)
Pick: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore
Comment: Three players that make the most sense for the Bears: Malik Hooker, Jamal Adams, and Lattimore. They can't go wrong with any of these players.
Previous mock draft: LSU safety Jamal Adams

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (April 5)
Pick: Ohio State safety Malik Hooker
Comment: Safety is a clear need. I had gone with Jamal Adams here, but Hooker is more of a center fielder-type with deep range and great speed. He has some Ed Reed in him as a playmaker. In his first season as a starter, he had seven interceptions in 2016, including three pick-sixes.
Previous mock draft: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen

Todd McShay, ESPN (April 5)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: Stick with the tape on Allen. He's still our No. 2 overall player, even after mediocre workouts. Allen's quickness and power help him constantly push the pocket as a pass-rusher, and he had 22.5 sacks in the past two seasons. The Bears could use a solidifying force along the interior.
Previous mock draft: LSU safety Jamal Adams

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (April 12)
Pick: Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas
Comment: They have to get help for their pass rush. Thomas is a player who has a ton of ability at the age of 20.
Previous mock draft: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen

Rob Rang, CBS Sports (April 6)
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.
Previous mock draft: LSU safety Jamal Adams

Chad Reuter, NFL.com (March 30)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: Allen plugs into one of the Bears' five-technique spots.
Previous mock draft: Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com (March 27)
Pick: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore
Comment: The Bears are in desperate need of a true top cornerback, and Lattimore is that guy in this draft.
Previous mock draft: Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas

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