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2012 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft - Chicago Bears

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We've made our way through the first eighteen picks of the 2012 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, and here are the results that we have thus far:

  1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB Stanford
  2. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil, OT USC
  4. Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson, RB Alabama
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne, CB LSU
  6. St. Louis Rams - Justin Blackmon, WR Oklahoma State
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Michael Floyd, WR Notre Dame
  8. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill, QB Texas A&M
  9. Carolina Panthers - Quinton Coples, DE North Carolina
  10. Buffalo Bills - Riley Reiff, OT Iowa
  11. Kansas City Chiefs - David DeCastro, OG Stanford
  12. Seattle Seahawks - Luke Kuechly, LB Boston College
  13. Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Martin, OT Stanford
  14. Dallas Cowboys - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Alabama
  15. Philadelphia Eagles - Fletcher Cox, DT Mississippi State
  16. New York Jets - Melvin Ingram, DE South Carolina
  17. Cincinnati Bengals - Stephon Gilmore, CB South Carolina
  18. San Diego Chargers - Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE Alabama

This brings us to one of our division rivals, the other NFC North team (along with us) that did not make the post-season party in 2011. I speak, of course, of. . .Da Bears.

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Bears!

I don't know if I'm the only one that feels this way, but it seems like the Bears have had the same needs forever. They filled one of those seemingly eternal needs, wide receiver, by dealing for Brandon Marshall early in the off-season. Of course, since he is Brandon Marshall and he may or may not be completely insane, his availability is a question mark. So wide receiver might still be a need, but not as much as it was about six weeks ago.

Another huge need for the Bears that they've seemed to struggle with forever is the offensive line. They nabbed Wisconsin's Gabe Carimi last year, but he had some injury issues and never really got going in 2011. The interior of the line is a mess, though, and if I were running the Bears, that's the first place I'd be looking.

The Bears have some issues in the secondary as well, and might have an inkling to look in that direction. They could even take a look at a tight end, but I'm not sure if any of the tight ends available in this draft are a good value this early in the first round. They have a couple of other minor needs as well.

So, if you were running the Chicago Bears when they came up on the clock with the 19th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, who would you be selecting for them?