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With the NFL Draft four weeks from Thursday, we compiled 30 mock drafts to see who pro football analysts think the Bears will select with the 11th Pick:

Mel Kiper, ESPN (March 8)
Pick: Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd
Comment: The Bears did work on the interior of the defensive line in the 2015 draft, but they need pass-rushers, and Floyd is a big-time upside play.

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 (March 16)
Pick: Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson
Comment: John Fox loves edge defenders with nasty temperaments and solid technical skills.

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.

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Taking a pictorial look at the prospects that 30 mock drafts are projecting the Bears will select with the 11th pick.

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 (March 29)
Pick: Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley
Comment: Stanley is good in pass protection, which Jay Cutler will like. He isn't a great run blocker yet.

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 (March 23)
Pick: Houston cornerback William Jackson III
Comment: Just keep coming back to the idea of the Bears snagging a cornerback in the draft. Not like the offense is loaded, but with Kevin White hopefully getting to play this year that side of the ball already has a bonus addition.

Jared Dubin, CBS Sports (March 24)
Pick: Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III
Comment: We had Jack Conklin in this spot last week, but that changes with Hargreaves on the board. The Bears need help in the defensive backfield more than the offensive line.

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 (March 23)
Pick: Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III
Comment: On paper this has been an outstanding offseason for the Bears, who nonetheless will be on the hunt for more defensive playmakers come draft time. Hargreaves fits the bill. He would step in immediately as the Bears' nickel back, with a multi-year plan to have him eventually replace Tracy Porter outside. Need meets best player available.

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 (March 22)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson
Comment: Ryan Pace is turning his D-Line into a sudden strength.

Arthur Arkush, Pro Football Weekly (March 22)
Pick: Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott
Comment: Ryan Pace can't resist great value; another first-rounder on offense.

J.C. Talon, Pro Football Weekly (March 22)
Pick: Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch
Comment: Bears know Cutler is not a difference maker, Lynch has huge upside.

Charlie Campbell, Walter Football (March 28)
Pick: Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner
Comment: The Bears need to continue to rebuild their defense with some five-techniques to go with young nose tackle Eddie Goldman. Buckner could be a difference-maker at the point of attack and potentially give Vic Fangio something like what he had in Justin Smith with the 49ers.

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 (March 21)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson
Comment: It's not the flashiest pick in the world, but the Bears addressed some of their other defensive needs via free agency, freeing them up to dip into this year's deep interior defensive line class at this pick.

Jonah Tuls, USA Today (March 22)
Pick: Houston cornerback William Jackson III
Comment: William Jackson III out of Houston is the best cornerback in this draft and I think he will provide the Chicago Bears with excellent cover skills on the outside with the ability to make a play on the ball in Press, Off, and Zone.

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.

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (March 21)
Pick: Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson
Comment: With Buckner and Stanley both being gone, the Bears could turn to the defensive line. It's the strength of this year's draft and Chicago could have their choice of defensive tackles. Robinson could line up at end, giving the Bears a front line of Robinson, Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman.

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