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2013 DBN Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Select Arthur Brown at No. 20


With the 20th pick in the 2013 Dawgs By Nature NFL Community Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select...

Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

This selection and write-up was made by PaduaDSP:

My initial thoughts when I chose for the Bears immediately focused on improving the offensive line. They needed a left tackle and a left guard in the worst way; the Bears need to keep Cutler upright and healthy if they are ever going to go anywhere. The Bears inked Jermon Bushrod in FA to play left tackle and at this point in the first round the best guards available to plug their hole at left guard in the first are off the board. So I turned to other positions that badly need upgrading and I took a peak the Bears depth chart and found that Blake Costanzo was slated to start at middle linebacker for the Bears next season and I needed to look no further.

The selection here came down to two players -- Arthur Brown and Alec Ogletree. I chose Brown because based on what I have been researching and the video I have watched, Brown's stock is rising while Ogletree's stock is falling. Brown is coming off a good senior season at Kansas State. Brown is coming off a shoulder injury but was able to perform well at Kansas State's pro day a few weeks ago. The Bears are apparently going to let the long time leader of their defense, Brian Urlacher, depart in free agency and they simply can not afford to replace a player the caliber of Urlacher with a player the caliber of Blake Constanzo. There are some concerns about Brown's size and ability to play inside in the NFL but those concerns seem not as serious when weighed against Alec Ogletree's off the field issues.

Brown should be able to step in and start for the Bears right away and help to fill the void left by one of the all time great Chicago Bears.

Since Padua submitted his pick behind the scenes, the Chicago Bears have signed two free agent linebackers to one-year deals: D.J. Williams and James Anderson. Both could very well start this year, and Williams would replace linebacker. With that said, it could still be worth getting younger at the position and trying to develop someone long-term -- that could be Brown.

The Cincinnati Bengals are up next, led by troy145.

2013 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Pos School User
1 Kansas City Dee Milliner CB Alabama BuenosAires_Dawg
2 Jacksonville Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon Adrock2099
3 Oakland Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M TuckJob
4 Philadelphia Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan Chalmdeezy
5 Detroit Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB BYU macdowellm03
6 Cleveland Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia Cedarpoint2k3
7 Arizona Chance Warmack OG Alabama Mudville
8 Buffalo Geno Smith QB West Virginia Stigosaurus
9 New York Jets Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee notthatnoise
10 Tennessee Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas pt_999
11 San Diego Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma JamesPowell
12 Miami Desmond Trufant CB Washington Weeden2Gordon
13 Tampa Bay Sherrif Floyd DT Florida LessThanJake
14 Carolina Star Lotulelei DT Utah rossn2007
15 New Orleans Damonte Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M Ted Washington's Belly
16 St. Louis Tavon Austin WR West Virginia nickjs21
17 Pittsburgh Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri HenryDawg
18 Dallas Jonathan Cooper OG UNC jimkanicki
19 New York Giants Alex Okafor DE Texas Red-Right-88
20 Chicago Arthur Brown LB Kansas State PaduaDSP
21 Cincinnati troy145
22 St. Louis nickjs21
23 Minnesota Legoman0721
24 Indianapolis Mike Krupka
25 Minnesota Legoman0721
26 Green Bay Jon Stinchcomb
27 Houston The B-Train
28 Denver KillerNut
29 New England roar888
30 Atlanta Matt Wood
31 San Francisco rufio
32 Baltimore Ecwingen