Mock drafts range beyond core seven for Bears

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Mock drafts range beyond core seven for Bears

You shouldnt pay attention to what others say about you. But as long as GM Phil Emery is doing mock drafts drafts plural lets see what is going on as far as what others are saying the Bears will do with that pick at No. 19 in the draft this Thursday evening.

Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus is the unofficial leading vote-getter in this informal sampling. Emery said that the Bears have a core of seven players they feel comfortable with at No. 19 and there are nine different opinions just in this test strip. Should be interesting on Thursday.

ProFootballTalk.com Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

SB Nation Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

NFL.com group

Bucky Brooks Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Greg Cosell Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Steve Wyche Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Charley Casserly Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

Charles Davis Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

Albert Breer Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Peter King, Sports Illustrated Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

ESPN group

Mel Kiper Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Todd McShay Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

CBSSports group

Rob Rang Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Dane Brugler Nick Perry, DE, USC

Clark Judge Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

Pat Kirwan Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Pete Prisco Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

WalterFootball.com Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from a busy Sunday: 

Tonight on CSN: Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Lightning

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls show some moxie in road win over Bucks

Today on CSN: White Sox battle Dodgers in spring training game

From ‘When It Happens’ to ‘Where It Happens,’ Cubs mining next generation of talent

Will lopsided loss shake Blackhawks from their slumber?

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

Joe Maddon doesn’t have any concerns about new Cubs closer Wade Davis

Nick Delmonico takes advantage of fresh start with White Sox

Cubs expect Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell to be ready for Opening Night

Owners to consider on and off field changes this week during NFL meetings