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3-13, 4th in NFC North

ESPN Staff  

Which player will the Bears take at No. 3? Here are the final projected picks from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, plus the players Louis Riddick and NFL Nation would select: Kiper – Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford; McShay/NFL Nation – Jamal Adams, S, LSU; Riddick – Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M.

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8hJeff Dickerson

Bears narrow list to three players at No. 3

GM Ryan Pace wasn't specific, but the Bears are known to like defensive end Solomon Thomas, safety Jamal Adams and cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Defense should be the focus for the Bears going into the draft. Chicago needs playmakers on the D-line and the secondary to help turn around a unit that struggled to stop both rushing and passing.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Why did I take Jamal Adams in ESPN's NFL Nation Mock Draft? Again, I believe the Bears want to trade down -- if possible. In the event that doesn't happen, Stanford DE Solomon Thomas is a player they like, but he went second to SF in our mock. After that, there are a bunch of defensive players worth considering -- Adams, Marshon Lattimore and Malik Hooker. I simply viewed Adams as the safest pick, and safety is a position of need, despite signing Quintin Demps in free agency. Adams is a great tackler, productive in college, and a leader. Everyone I've spoken to about Adams raves about his personality and enthusiasm. The Bears need a field general in their secondary, and I believe Adams checks all the boxes. And the 4.33 40-yard dash he ran at LSU's Pro Day doesn't hurt either.

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2dPro Football Focus

Best mid-round prospect fit: Xavier Woods

The Bears have overhauled their defense in recent years and Woods is a perfect fit as a potential starter at safety.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite signing Mike Glennon in free agency, quarterback is still a priority for the Bears. Although it seems unlikely Chicago grabs a quarterback at No. 3 overall, the Bears could address the position a little later in the draft. Two names to watch: Miami's Brad Kaaya and California's Davis Webb.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears named running back Jordan Howard and wide receiver Josh Bellamy as this year's Brian Piccolo Award winners. The Piccolo Award is voted on by Bears players only who reward one rookie and one veteran player they feel best exemplifies the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor of the late Brian Piccolo.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting note from ESPN Stats & Information: only four defensive backs have been picked in top 3 in common draft era (Shawn Springs '97, Eric Turner '91, Bruce Pickens '91 and Bennie Blades '88). Still, the Bears only had eight interceptions last year, tied for 2nd fewest in NFL. If the Bears cannot trade the 3rd overall pick and Stanford DE Solomon Thomas is off the board, the Bears could strongly consider LSU safety Jamal Adams, Ohio State safety Malik Hooker or Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Want some encouraging Bears' draft news? Members of the Bears 2016 draft class -- Cody Whitehair, Leonard Floyd and Jordan Howard -- all started at least 12 games last year.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

As it stands, the Bears have seven picks in the '17 draft (3, 36, 67, 111, 117, 147, 221). This is Chicago's third straight year with a top-10 pick, teams longest steak since 5 straight from 1972-76.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Gearing up for Thursday's draft, the Bears are scheduled to hold a press conference to announce the 2016 Brian Piccolo Award winner on Tuesday, and then general manager Ryan Pace holds his pre-draft press conference on Wednesday at 10 am CT at Halas Hall. The Bears currently have the 3rd overall pick, but are open to moving down in Round 1.

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3dNFL Nation

Draft Prediction: Bears will select a QB

Veteran Mike Glennon is the unquestioned starter in 2017 -- he will make $16 million guaranteed this season -- but the long-term picture at quarterback is fuzzy.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

With only a couple days until the draft, the Bears have a variety of options with their third overall pick. Chicago is likely to attempt to trade the 3rd choice and move back, but if that doesn't happen, the Bears are expected to have several defensive options at No. 3. Their first choice would be Stanford's Solomon Thomas, but if he's off the board, the Bears will likely consider Jamal Adams, Marshon Lattimore or Malik Hooker.

Team Stats

Passing Yards248.114th
Rushing Yards108.417th
Points For17.428th
Points Against24.924th

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