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2012 MHR Community Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Select Kendall Wright, Wide Receiver, Baylor

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Kendall Wright #1 of the Baylor Bears runs during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Kendall Wright #1 of the Baylor Bears runs during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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With the 19th pick in the 2012 MHR Community Mock draft, the Chicago Bears select:

Kendall Wright, wide receiver, Baylor

Bears GM: pmmojo

GM Explanation: With the way this draft is going, the Bears would love to trade this pick. There is more than one team looking to Draft a QB and if Tannehill is still available at #19, the bears would happily move down to the second round in order to pick up another 3rd rounder. That being said, every other position of need for the bears would be a reach at this spot.

The bears are like the Broncos in that they have several needs (LT, DE, CB, DT, WR) with LT leading the way. Mike Adams, Ohio ST, and Cordy Glenn, Georgia are the two best available but, they are late first round picks at best and would be a reach. Cordy might end up at Guard after he gets to camp and Mike doesn't have good enough feet to be a LT. They should be able to find one better than incumbent J'Marcus Webb in either the 2nd or 3rd round. Janoris Jenkins has off the field issues and with Brandon Marshall, the Bears already have enough to handle. Whitney Mercilus was a serious option but, also a one hit wonder. He struggled with 2 sacks the previous two years combined before last years breakout season. Although, I do like the fact that he had 9 forced fumbles. He along with Melvin Ingram appear to be "tweener" players that may be better suited for a 3-4 defense at outside linebacker.

A WR corps of Kendall Wright, Brandon Marshall and with Devin Hester moving to the slot would rival the Packers, their division rival. It would also allow them to stretch the field so that Matt Forte has more room to run. Kendall is a playmaker. His numbers from this past season (108 receptions, 1663 yards, 14 TD's) are very impressive considering he was the primary target for defenses to game plan against week in and week out. That won't be the case in the NFL. He'll be going against #2 CB's and should find open spaces for Cutler to get him the ball.

The Bears have the the 50th and 79th overall picks. I expect them to take an OT with either of those picks and DE being the other.

Commissioner's analysis: If the Bears are able to make this pick, or even get a guy at the tight end position like Coby Fleener, I think they're doing themselves a huge favor. They have needs at CB and OL, and even DL as well, but surrounding Cutler with talent has not been made a priority for this organization until this offseason. Getting Brandon Marshall was huge, but they still don't have any legit receivers outside of him. I think adding Wright would be a huge move. He is a great complement to Marshall and could really upgrade the Bears' offense. This is a great pick here.

Draft Recap:

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

8. Miami Dolphins: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

10. Buffalo Bills: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

13. Arizona Cardinals: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

14. Dallas Cowboys: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

16. New York Jets: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

17. Cincinnati Bengals: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

18. San Diego Chargers: Dre' Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

19. Chicago Bears: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

On the clock...Tennessee Titans (zclayro)