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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Select LB Tremaine Edmunds at No. 8

The next Brian Urlacher?

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With the eighth pick of the 2018 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select...

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech

The selection and write-up were made by Ostate84:

With the premiere edge rusher off the board, the Bears are still going defense to shore up their front seven. Offensive line is another position of potential need but the talent here is obvious. An active athletic linebacker to assist in shoring up their defense, this could be an All-Pro caliber puzzle piece.

Here is what the scouts have to say about his abilities: “Edmunds combines elite size, speed and explosiveness into a productive, versatile linebacker package that will have evaluators salivating. Edmunds has posted high-impact production over the last two seasons and he still has room to get bigger and better. He will make mental mistakes and his instincts are subpar, but he has an ability to mitigate those issues with his athletic ability. Edmunds can play in any alignment at any linebacker spot and has All-Pro potential no matter where he lands.

Projected as in impact player, he will help shore up the Bears’ defense, and maybe get mentioned in the same breaths as Butkus and Urlacher in the future. He should be a significant part of re-creating the Monsters of the Midway, at least the Bears faithful hope so.

Pokorny: “lol, let’s not get ahead of ourselves with the Butkus and Urlacher comparisons. The Bears still have a lot of holes to fill, but after getting their quarterback last year and adding a couple of receivers in the offseason, I support the improvement at the linebacker position.”

The San Francisco 49ers are up next, led by Mudville.

2018 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Grimflick QB Lamar Jackson
2 New York Giants Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Baker Mayfield
3 New York Jets jclark22 DE Bradley Chubb
4 Cleveland Browns Keyser Sozze CB Denzel Ward
5 Denver Broncos poultman RB Saquon Barkley
6 Indianapolis Colts Browns95 OG Quenton Nelson
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
8 Chicago Bears Ostate84 LB Tremaine Edmunds
9 San Francisco 49ers Mudville DE Marcus Davenport
10 Oakland Raiders makeaplay59 LB Roquan Smith
11 Miami Dolphins Swagnasty QB Josh Rosen
12 Buffalo Bills GratefulDawg QB Sam Darnold
13 Washington Redskins Maul Poleski S Derwin James
14 Green Bay Packers Darth_Batman DE/OLB Harold Landry
15 Arizona Cardinals Brocolis154033 QB Josh Allen
16 Baltimore Ravens Fluke_on_target WR Calvin Ridley
17 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T DT Vita Vea
18 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever CB Mike Hughes
19 Dallas Cowboys Topanga Jeff OG Will Hernandez
20 Detroit Lions clefan4lif DT Taven Bryan
21 Cincinnati Bengals Robo Dawg OG Isaiah Wynn
22 Buffalo Bills a2342432a WR Christian Kirk
23 New England Patriots unoservix OT Kolton Miller
24 Carolina Panthers mrwhitman WR D.J. Moore
25 Tennessee Titans troy145 DE/OLB Arden Key
26 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 DT Da'Ron Payne
27 New Orleans Saints Legoman0721 LB Lorenzo Carter
28 Pittsburgh Steelers xfl2001fan LB Leighton Vander Esch
29 Jacksonville Jaguars kizer america LB Rashaan Evans
30 Minnesota Vikings pt_999 OT Mike McGlinchey
31 New England Patriots Matt Wood TE Mike Gesicki
32 Philadelphia Eagles Adam Rice OT Connor Williams
33 Cleveland Browns fjblessi DT Maurice Hurst
34 New York Giants anthszabo RB Derrius Guice
35 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 DE Sam Hubbard