Two seasons ago, Notre Dame likely wouldn't have made the BCS Championship had one of its starting offensive linemen missed time with an injury.
Mock drafts are well-named – “mock” – because they are non-binding and more often than not, non-accurate.
The need areas on the Bears’ defense have been amply identified, by opponents last season and by offseason efforts this year.
With Chris Conte undergoing shoulder surgery and facing a job fight even before his procedure, and Major Wright gone, the Bears’ most immediate 2014 need projects to be safety.
AJ McCarron (QB), Alabama