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
|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|