Potential Bears' Draft Picks

The Chicago Bears hold the 20th pick in the NFL draft.

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The Chicago Bears hold the 20th pick in the NFL draft beginning Thursday, April 25. The team has already hired Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith.
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The Chicago Bears hold the 20th pick in the NFL draft.
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Luke Joeckel | Texas A&M | Offensive tackle n
The son of NFL Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, the 6-foot-6, 306 pound player is is regarded as the best offensive tackle in the class. His athletic build and pass protection has allowed him to excel, but he needs to build stamina during the NFL strength and conditioning program.
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John Lotulelei | Nevada, Los Angeles | Linebacker
The junior college transfer had a rough start his sophomore year in Californina, but he ended his senior year with 121 tackles, one and a half tackles for loss and three passes defended. Lotulelei's 5-foot-11, 233-pound frame may be cause for hesitation, but the amount of energy he has on the field is amazing.
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Leon McFadden | San Diego State | Cornerback
McFadden brought in 61 tackles and three interceptions during his senior year. The 5-foot-10, 193 pound three-time All-Mountain West selection has the athleticism and momentum to start in the NFL, his size isn't ideal for cornerbacks.
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Barkevious Mingo | Louisiana State | Defensive End
Mingo was first recognized for his lean 6-foot-4, 241-pound frame. However his strength and speed that got him 38 tackles, eight and a half tackles for loss and four and half sacks in 2012 is why people are still talking.
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Alex Okafor | Texas | Defensive End
The 6-foot-5, 264-pound player has a different skill set to offer than his 2013 peers. His powerful hands and length got him 52 tackles, twelce and a half sacks, 20 quarterback pressures and four fumbles forced in 2012. Okafor needs to improve his speed, but he is projected as a left defensive end in the NFL.
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Kenny Stills | Oklahoma | Wide Receiver
The ^-foot, 194-pound players is the all-time leader in receiving yards in San Diego. As a junior, Stills caught 82 passes for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. The son Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings player Kenny Stills, Stills has good ball control but needs to buff up a little for the NFL.
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C.J Swearinger | South Carolina | Strong Safety n
The captain of South Carolina's defense is know for his hard hits with 79 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, seven passes defended, two forced fumbles and two fumbles recoverd in 2012. The 5-foot-10, 208-pound player is small for a starting safety, he is expected to be a second day pick.
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Manti Te'o | Notre Dame | Middle Linebacker n
The 6-foot-1, 243-pound player has won several national awards and finished second in Heisman voting. Acquiring 113 tackles, one and half sacks and seven interceptions in 2012 brought even more recognition. While reading the offense is Te'o's strong suit, he may lack the ability to cover NFL tight ends.
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Desmond Trufant | Washington | Cornerback n
Desmond is on his way to being the third Trufant brother to play professional football. The 6-foot, 190-pound 2012 All-Pac-12 first-team honors accumulated 36 tackles and nine passes defended. Trufant's size and athleticism work in his favor, but the coaches will need to work on his technique.
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Kenny Vaccaro | Texas | Strong Safety n
Vaccaro's tackling abilities not only earned him 107 tackles, four tackles for loss, two interceptions, five passes defended and two forced fumbles his senior, but may make him one of the first safeties off the board. The 6-foot, 214-pound player says he can bring alot to the team by "being able to play a number of positions," but he needs to improve his instincts.
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Gavin Escobar | San Diego State | Tight End n
With 42 catches, 543 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2012, Escobar is a prime example of a receiving target wanted by the NFL. The 6-foot-6, 254-pound player has sweet hands, but is an inconsistent blocker and needs to improve his speed.
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Dwayne Gratz | University of Conneticut | Cornerback n
The 5-foot-11, 201-pound player caught people's attention his sophomore year by intercepting Sooners quarterback Landry Jones and returning the ball 46 yards to the end zone. The second-team All-Big East star kept all eyes on him bringing in 53 tackles, three interceptions and 14 passes defended his senior year.
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John Jenkins | Georgia | Defensive Tackle n
The junior college transfer's 6-foot-4, 346-pound frame brings immense power. In 2012 he raked in 50 tackles, one sack, two tackles and one pass defended. His size and strength make him a top pick he needs to learn to relieve pressure from his quarterback.
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Montee Ball | Wisconsin | Runningback
The 5-foot-10, 214-pound player was recognized as the as the best running back in the Big Ten Conference and first-team All-American. Balls' strength brought him 356 carries, 1,830 yards and 22 touchdowns during his senior year, but he needs to pick up his speed.
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Keenan Allen | California| Wide Receiver
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound player has the height, momentum and skills to be a star receiver in the NFL. First-team All-Pac 12 pick in 2011 caught most of his 98 passes for 1,343 yards in 2011 and was still able to display his skills in 2012 despite Maynard's play regression racking up 61 reception, 737 yards and six touchdowns.
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