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Sun-Times Mock Draft 4.0: After an early run on QBs, surprises could be in store

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence a lock for the No. 1 pick, but this year’s first round could turn unpredictable, including the Bears at No. 20.

Oklahoma State 6-6, 320-pound offensive tackle Teven Jenkins (at his pro day on April 1 in Stillwater, Okla.), a former college teammate of Bears’ rookie tackle Arlington Hambright, could be the Bears’ first-round draft pick Thursday night.
Oklahoma State 6-6, 320-pound offensive tackle Teven Jenkins (at his pro day on April 1 in Stillwater, Okla.), a former college teammate of Bears’ rookie tackle Arlington Hambright, is one of the top offensive line prospects in this year’s NFL Draft.
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1. Jaguars: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence — No-brainer. Best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck. In good hands with Urban Meyer.

2. Jets: Brigham Young QB Zach Wilson — Jets will keep drafting quarterbacks until they get it right.

3. 49ers: Alabama QB Mac Jones — In March, it looked like the Bears could get him at 20. In good hands with Kyle Shanahan.

4. Falcons: Florida TE Kyle Pitts — Fills an immediate need for veteran Matt Ryan, but quarterback will be tempting here.

5. Bengals: Oregon OT Penei Sewell, OT — Best tackle in the draft should provide much-needed protection for Joe Burrow.

6. Dolphins: Alabama WR DeVonta Smith — Unstoppable at the college level; fabulous talent, but could be Peter Warrick if he’s not in a well-conceived offense.

7. Lions: LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase — After losing Kenny Golladay, Lions need a go-to receiver for Jared Goff.

8. Panthers: Virginia Tech OT Christian Darrisaw — Prime spot for the Panthers to trade down here … to 20?

9. Broncos: Ohio State QB Justin Fields — Could go defense for Vic Fangio after acquiring Teddy Bridgewater.

10. Cowboys: Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II — Cowboys shore up poor pass defense with the best cornerback prospect in the draft.

11. Giants: Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle — Another big upgrade for Daniel Jones after signing Kenny Golladay in free agency.

12. Eagles: Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley, CB — Prime spot for a trade down here … to 20?

13. Chargers: Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater — Protection for quarterback Justin Herbert.

14. Vikings: USC OT Alijah Vera-Tucker — Vikes, in need of offensive line help, also have Virginia Tech’s Christian Darrisaw on their radar.

15. Patriots: North Dakota State QB Trey Lance — Might have to trade up to get him, but Lance is the biggest candidate of the Big Five to fall.

16. Cardinals: South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn — With top wide receivers gone, play-making cornerback prospect is too good to pass up here.

17. Raiders: Penn State LB Micah Parsons — Raiders will have options here, but take the best player available.

18. Dolphins: Michigan Edge Kwity Paye — Dolphins have room to take a shot on an athletic free with tremendous upside potential.

19. Washington: Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah — Versatile linebacker can be an immediate hit behind WFT’s defensive line.

20. BEARS: Oklahoma State OT Teven Jenkins — If a quarterback falls out of the top 10, all bets are off.

21. Colts: Georgia Edge Azeez Ojulari — Colts need pass rush, and Ojulari’s upside trumps concerns about his knee.

22. Titans: Mississippi WR Elijah Moore — Colts need playmakers after losing Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith in free agency.

23. Jets: Northwestern CB Greg Newsome II — Earliest drafted Northwestern defensive back since …

24. Steelers: Alabama RB Najee Harris — Draftniks know the Steelers better than the Steelers do.

25. Jaguars: Florida WR Kadarius Toney — Makes sense for Urban Meyer to get a versatile, play-making target for Trevor Lawrence.

26. Browns: Washington Edge Joe Tryon — You can never have enough edge rushers.

27. Ravens: Texas Christian safety Trevon Moehrig: Ravens always get quality in the draft and Moehrig is the best safety in this draft.

28. Saints: Florida State CB Asante Samuel, Jr. — NFL-ready cornerback fills a need in Saints defense.

29. Packers: Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman — With no first-round quarterbacks left, Packers get some help for Aaron Rodgers.

30. Bills: Clemson RB Travis Etienne — His speed adds another dimension to an offense on the rise.

31. Ravens: Notre Dame OT Liam Eichenberg — After trading Orlando Brown to the Chiefs, Eichenberg fills a hole on the Ravens offensive line.

32. Buccaneers: Alabama DT Christian Barmore — Bucs fortify a solid defensive line rotation that paid huge dividends last season.