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Rotoworld's latest NFL mock draft: At No. 3, the Bears select...

Rotoworld's latest NFL mock draft: At No. 3, the Bears select...

In his first two NFL mock drafts, Rotoworld's Josh Norris had the Bears selecting North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Following the NFL Combine and the first week of free agency - in which the Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon - Norris posted his latest mock draft on Sunday. And he's got the Bears addressing the defensive line this time around.

Via Josh Norris' Mock Draft III

3. Chicago Bears - EDGE/DL Solomon Thomas, Stanford - Thomas is a really, really, really good football player. He can rush from the edge or possibly work inside. The Bears’ older pass rushers are nearing the end of their contracts, or at least the guarantees. I would not be shocked to see a tackle, although many would scream against the value. Piling resources into the offensive line for a new quarterback can work.

Thomas, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive lineman, is the same player CSN's Scott Krinch had the Bears selecting in his first mock draft posted last month.

Thomas said at the Combine that he's versatile enough to play in multiple schemes, and he'd certainly fit in what Vic Fangio is trying to do in bolstering the Bears' front seven.

Ranking the top 5 Bears players on current roster

Ranking the top 5 Bears players on current roster

Expectations for the Bears this season have been understandably low, but that's not to say there's no talent on John Fox's roster. 

The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer dropped by the CSN studio to rank the top five players suiting up this year: 

5. Prince Amukamara, CB

Wiederer's take: Terrific offseason, high hopes on what he can bring to secondary.

4. Josh Sitton, OL

Wiederer's take: Proven and understands exactly what it takes to win in this league. 

3. Akiem Hicks, DE

Wiederer's take: Defensive MVP a season ago, durable.

2. Leonard Floyd, OLB

Wiederer's take: Had a very strong camp, could be a breakout year if he can stay healthy. 

1. Jordan Howard, RB

Wiederer's take: Had a huge rookie campaign, gotta be at the top of the list.

Watch the video above to see the Bears beat reporter's full analysis. 

Bears Talk Podcast: Glennon, Trubisky moving in opposite directions

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Bears Talk Podcast: Glennon, Trubisky moving in opposite directions

On this episode of Bears Talk Podcast, Vinnie Duber and JJ Stankevitz discuss the performances of quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mitch Turbisky in the Bears’ first preseason game and what each guy faces moving forward. Plus, JJ talks with Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic about the best of Bears training camp. And Vinnie and JJ takes a look ahead to the Bears’ second preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.