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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Select Danny Shelton

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We've hit our first division rival in the 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, as it's time for the Chicago Bears to take their turn at the podium. We have "lateefthetruthspeaker" at the helm for this draft, and for a team with a new head coach that's going to be taking on a bit of a new identity, this selection seems like a pretty good place for this team to start.

With the seventh pick in the 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select. . .

Danny Shelton, defensive tackle, University of Washington

Here's what lateefthetruthspeaker gave me for the Bears' selection:

If the board falls this way? Da Bears are ecstatic! In the War room, New Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase has made his case for WR-Kevin White to replace Brandon Marshall. New Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio argued for DT-Danny Shelton or CB-Trae Waynes. For Head Coach John Fox, it's an easy choice. CB and WR are 2 of the deepest positions in this draft and Shelton was one of the most productive and durable defensive players in all of college football last year. He will be the "middle"stone of Fangio's new 3-4 defense for years to come.

My Thoughts

If the Bears are going to be shifting to a 3-4 defense under John Fox and Vic Fangio, as of now they really don't have the personnel to pull it off. But, an overhaul has to start somewhere, and a guy like Shelton is as good a place as any. The man is huge, standing about 6'2" and tipping the scales at about 340 pounds, and is exactly the kind of Vince Wilfork/Ted Washington-esque space eater that every 3-4 needs at the nose tackle spot. The board has fallen pretty perfectly in this scenario for the Bears. . .they got the guy that might be the best player on the board at a position they need him in.

What do you think of the Bears' selection here, folks?

Pick Team General Manager Pick
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers kwarren3 Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2 Tennessee Titans BVB fan Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
3 Jacksonville Jaguars n s Leonard Williams, DT, Southern Cal
4 Oakland Raiders DrivableGuide9 Dante Fowler, DE, Florida
5 Washington Redskins tep4 Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
6 New York Jets cycloneallnightlong Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
7 Chicago Bears lateefthetruthspeaker Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
8 Atlanta Falcons berg03
9 New York Giants thecraphead
10 St. Louis Rams VikesFanatic
11 Minnesota Vikings e.vogel15
12 Cleveland Browns Wayne Joseph
13 New Orleans Saints Austin Blanch
14 Miami Dolphins SkolChad
15 San Francisco 49ers Malte
16 Houston Texans Vikes4lyfe
17 San Diego Chargers MDFDisc
18 Kansas City Chiefs Zach_The_Gamecock
19 Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) Wayne Joseph
20 Philadelphia Eagles AVeazey24
21 Cincinnati Bengals misterloveSKOL
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Typically Lazy
23 Detroit Lions just_rob
24 Arizona Cardinals Siberia101
25 Carolina Panthers SweetTooth
26 Baltimore Ravens lmoe12
27 Dallas Cowboys paulser21
28 Denver Broncos SpencerN
29 Indianapolis Colts CCNorseman
30 Green Bay Packers CCHOF5yearstoolate
31 New Orleans Saints (from Seattle) Austin Blanch
32 New England Patriots raging_cloner