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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Select DE Solomon Thomas at No. 3

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Media Day
Stanford Cardinal defensive end Solomon Thomas poses during Pac-12 media day.
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With the 3rd pick in the 2017 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select...

Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

The selection and write-up were made by CTBuckeye:

The Bears are in a similar situation as the Cleveland Browns. They have holes at pass rushing D-lineman, offensive line (tackle) secondary, and QB.

While there are numerous holes to fill, Solomon Thomas seems like the best value and a potential impact player on a defensive line that needs help. Thomas could provide the spark needed to begin revitalizing the pass rush. The Bears have invested in their secondary, and there are still holes, serious thought was given to Jamal Adams, but in the end I think the choice is a difference maker in rushing the passer.

Consideration was also given to pursuing the QBOTF, but taking any of these prospects at #3 seemed to be too great a reach, although one other mock has them taking Watson here, with the intent of him being a year removed from taking the helm.

Like the Browns, lots of holes, lots of options.

Pokorny: Near the end of the season, I was banking on two of top three teams drafting a quarterback. We’ve seen a big shift in that mentality over the past couple of months. With no trades allowed, Thomas is a good pick...but I think the Bears just might pull the trigger on a quarterback anyway.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are up next, led by UberTater.

2017 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Menocu DE Myles Garrett
2 San Francisco 49ers unoservix S Malik Hooker
3 Chicago Bears CTBuckeye DE Solomon Thomas
4 Jacksonville Jaguars UberTater RB Leonard Fournette
5 Tennessee Titans npchristman CB Marshon Lattimore
6 New York Jets jdreyfuss S Jamal Adams
7 Los Angeles Chargers unoservix S Jabrill Peppers
8 Carolina Panthers MConley17 TE O.J. Howard
9 Cincinnati Bengals Mudville DE Derek Barnett
10 Buffalo Bills The Bottom! WR Mike Williams
11 New Orleans Saints makeaplay59 DT Jonathan Allen
12 Cleveland Browns mrwhitman QB Mitch Trubisky
13 Arizona Cardinals Crawford_T WR Corey Davis
14 Philadelphia Eagles Gin_and_Tonic CB Gareon Conley
15 Indianapolis Colts fjblessi ILB Reuben Foster
16 Baltimore Ravens Suppa Bob DE Taco Charlton
17 Washington Redskins OhioCityBrownsBeliever LB Haason Reddick
18 Tennessee Titans Legoman0721 WR John Ross
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav S Obi Melifonwu
20 Denver Broncos poultman OT Ryan Ramczyk
21 Detroit Lions Mean Ol' Pete LB Zach Cunningham
22 Miami Dolphins anthszabo DE Charles Harris
23 New York Giants impulseCTRLissues OT Cam Robinson
24 Oakland Raiders Ghenry518 ILB Raekwon McMillan
25 Houston Texans Darth_Batman QB Deshaun Watson
26 Seattle Seahawks michael.hamper OT Garett Bolles
27 Kansas City Chiefs The Beast Mode QB Pat Mahomes
28 Dallas Cowboys Matt Wood CB Tre'Davious White
29 Green Bay Packers Robo Dawg RB Christian McCaffrey
30 Pittsburgh Steelers fj holden CB Kevin King
31 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 OL Forrest Lamp
32 New Orleans Saints troy145 RB Dalvin Cook
33 Cleveland Browns Ike5 S Budda Baker