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Who analysts think Bears will draft

With the NFL Draft just a few hours away, we take a look at who analysts think the Bears will select with the No. 3 pick:

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (April 27)
Pick: Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas
Comment: These second and third picks could potentially flip (Thomas and Jamal Adams), with the Bears likely taking whoever the 49ers don't at the second spot.

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.

Dane Brugler, CBS Sports (April 26)
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.

Charlie Casserly, NFL.com (April 24)
Pick: LSU safety Jamal Adams
Comment: Tough call with Marshon Lattimore still on the board, but Bears can get a cornerback later.

Jared Dubin, CBS Sports (April 17)
Pick: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore
Comment: Chicago's defense is more than one player away, but adding elite talent to the back end is a smart play. Lattimore is the best corner in this draft, and would immediately elevate the Bears' secondary in Year 1.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com (April 27)
Pick: Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas
Comment: I'd also keep an eye on Malik Hooker and Marshon Lattimore here. Either player would fill an immediate need.

Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com (April 21)
Pick: LSU safety Jamal Adams
Comment: Chicago needs a versatile, big playmaker in the secondary. They can get a guy who can do it all at No. 3.

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (April 27)
Pick: Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas
Comment: Jamal Adams will be in play here, but I'm going with the versatile Thomas. He'd play end in Chicago's 4-3. After snagging Leonard Floyd in last year's first round, the Bears are building a solid front seven.

Mike Mayock, NFL Network (April 26)
Pick: Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore
Comment: Lattimore is the best CB in this draft. He'll affect the pass game.

Todd McShay, ESPN (April 27)
Pick: LSU safety Jamal Adams
Comment: Adams is the No. 2 player on our board and one of the cleanest prospects in a class full of character and durability question marks. He'd be an impact player from day one for this defense.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (April 17)
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.

Rob Rang, CBS Sports (April 24)
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 (April 21)
Pick: Ohio State safety Malik Hooker
Comment: The Bears picked up Quintin Demps as their new strong safety, and add Ohio State's rangy free safety.

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (April 19)
Pick: LSU safety Jamal Adams
Comment: Silver lining to being terrible on both sides of the ball: It's hard to go wrong with whoever you select. And Adams, who might be the safest pick in the draft, can play in the box or deep centerfield.

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com (April 26)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Comment: Allen is tough to call because his draft stock is tied to his medical reports. If healthy, he's a good fit here.

According to NFL.com, here are photos of the 22 prospects who will be attending the 2017 NFL Draft with the first round kicking off this Thursday at 7 p.m. CT.

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