March 09, 2021

Mock draft roundup 2.0: Who do national news outlets have the Bears taking at No. 20?

With the Super Bowl over and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence already showcasing his skills Friday, it’s officially draft season.

We took a look through mock drafts from across the media landscape so that Bears fans don’t have to. An offensive lineman still feels like a distinct possibility – six of the 10 mocks listed here have the Bears taking a lineman at No. 20.

That’s not to say there aren’t a few surprises on the list, though. Here’s a roundup of the latest mock drafts:

ESPN’s Todd McShay: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama (trade up to 12th)

Writes McShay (Feb. 9): “If there is a run on quarterbacks, and Wentz goes to Indianapolis or elsewhere, then the Bears have to do what they have to do here.”

ESPN’s Mel Kiper: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

Writes ESPN’s Mel Kiper (Feb. 7): “In Chicago, he could start immediately on the right side, where Germain Ifedi is a free agent, and be the long-term replacement to Charles Leno at left tackle.”

The Athletic: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

Writes The Athletic’s Dane Brugler (Feb. 11): “Regardless of what the Bears do at quarterback, the results will be similar to the past few seasons unless they make upgrades on the offensive line.”

Yahoo Sports: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

Writes Yahoo Sports’ Eric Edholm (Feb. 9): “Jenkins’ lumberjack toughness and decent flexibility would be a nice addition up front.”

NBC Sports: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

Writes NBC Sports’ Glynn Morgan (Feb. 10): “Already an imposing, athletically gifted lineman, Mayfield’s upside is tremendous and projects as a ten year starter with pro-bowl potential.”

FOX Sports: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

Writes FOX Sports’ Jason McIntyre (Feb. 12): “New defensive coordinator Sean Desai is a Vic Fangio disciple, and expect him to be pounding the table for a run stopper as the talented Akiem Hicks approaches 32 years old and his play has declined the last two seasons.”

CBS Sports: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

Writes CBS Sports’ Josh Edwards (Feb. 11): “Chicago could look for an edge rusher or offensive lineman but opt to pair Trevon Moehrig with Eddie Jackson.”

Sports Illustrated: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT/OG, USC

Writes’s Alex Gilstrap (Feb. 7): “Alijah Vera-Tucker is a good football player. He can come in and fill a need they have at offensive tackle or inside where he has played most of his collegiate career.”

Sporting News: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

Writes Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer (Feb. 12): “Barmore combines strength and power with great technique. His late-season surge makes him worthy of a back-half first-rounder.”

Pro Football Focus: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State

Writes PFF’s Michael Renner (Feb. 8): “Radunz proved he belonged in this conversation after coming away as the highest-graded lineman of Senior Bowl week. He’s an explosive tackle who could start his career at guard if need be.”

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for Shaw Media. He also contributes to high school football coverage at Friday Night Drive. Sean has covered various sports at the amateur, college and professional levels since 2012. He joined Shaw Media in 2016.