NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah released his fourth NFL mock draft Wednesday, and this time he’s got the Chicago Bears taking Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
“The Bears have a new general manager and a new coach,” Jeremiah writes. “Oftentimes, that means a new quarterback is on the way. It’s time to rebuild in Chicago.”
Jeremiah has gone a different route with the Bears in each of his four mocks.
The first, which was released on Jan. 14, had the Bears taking Missouri defensive end Shane Ray with the seventh overall pick. Mariota went sixth to the Jets.
His second draft, which was released on Feb. 18, had the Bears taking Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton. Mariota was still sixth to the Jets.
One week later Jeremiah pegged the Bears to take Clemson linebacker Vic Beasley. Mariota went 10th to the Rams.
The latest mock has Mariota to the Bears at seven, Ray to the Jets at six and Shelton to the Browns at 12. Beasley goes eighth to the Falcons.
Yahoo’s Shaun King also had Mariota going to the Bears in his mock draft on Feb. 26.