It’s mocktastic! Clady falls to Bears in forecast

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Heres another mock draft to digest … ESPNs Todd McShay released a full seven-round mock from Miamis Jake Long at No. 1 to Danny Lansanah, an inside linebacker he has the St. Louis Rams tabbing from Connecticut as Mr. Irrelevant.

In between are 250 more picks.

Lets review who he has the Bears taking:

1.14 Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State

I think the Bears would be excited by the opportunity to get Clady, who seems to have slid a little lately and is available after McShay has Denver selecting Vanderbilt offensive tackle Chris Williams at No. 12.

2.44 Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina

If Cedric Benson was healthy and was the back the Bears envisioned they were getting when they chose him in 2005, Johnson would be a perfect complement. Hes got terrific speed and the ability to go all the way. But hes not a rugged runner between the tackles. The way McShays board falls, I think the Bears would be more likely to choose Miami safety Kenny Phillips or maybe even Arkansas defensive tackle Marcus Harrison, who coach Lovie Smith likes. But the second-tier quarterbacks are all off the board and this is too early for Tulane running back Matt Forte.

3.70 Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida

Could he be the one to shed the rap on Gators receivers in the pros? On the board here is Rutgers guard Jeremy Zuttah, who the Bears like a good deal, as well as Forte and USC quarterback John David Booty.

3.90 Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky

College scouting director Greg Gabriel has seen him in person at least once. Woodson is a real project. McShay has USC guard Chilo Rachal falling so far hes available here. Would he be too good to pass up at this spot?

4.110 Athyba Rubin, DT, Iowa State

Hes a powerful man who fits the mold of what theyd like in a nose tackle. A trio of good backs are available right hereCentral Floridas Kevin Smith, Georgia Techs Tashard Choice and USCs Chauncey Washington. Ditto UTEP safety Quentin Demps and San Diego State quarterback Kevin OConnell, who quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton likes.

5.142 Chad Rinehart, G, Northern Iowa

Hes a big guy whos smart and versatile. Given the needs on the line, Id think there is a chance a second lineman is chosen before the fifth round. Keep in mind Angelo could deal down once or twice and add some more mid-round selections.

6.175 Jamar Adams, S, Michigan

Big, physical guy who doesnt run real well but can bring the lumber. The Bears might need a safety with more coverage skills than ability as an eighth defender in the box. Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon is still on the board as well as South Florida linebacker Ben Moffitt and Arkansas guard Robert Felton.

7.222 Travis Brown, WR, New Mexico State

Good size and good hands are combined with questionable speed. Hawaiis Davone Bess is on the board here and the Bears like him.

7.243 Ryan Wendel, C, Fresno State

Little undersized. This is where the Bears will begin working through their list of priority free agents and locking in some guys at the top of the chart.

7.247 Mark Bradford, WR, Stanford

Ran a 4.71 in the 40-yard dash at the combine.

7.248 Andrew Larson, P, Cal

Somebody needs to share the workload with Brad Maynard in training camp. The Bears have yet to use a draft pick on a specialist in Jerry Angelo’s tenure.

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