2012 Phinsider Community NFL Mock Draft - Pick 19, Chicago Bears

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After what may be the longest commercial break in the history of commercials, we're back with the Chicago Bears selection in the 2012 Phinsider Community NFL Mock Draft. Let's take a look at the team:

Team: Chicago Bears
GM : Kevin Nogle (replacement)

Here are the previous picks made in the draft:

Pick

Team

Player

1

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck, QB

2

Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III, QB

3

Minnesota Vikings

Matt Kalil, OT

4

Cleveland Browns

Trent Richardson, RB

5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Morris Claiborne, CB

6

St. Louis Rams

Justin Blackmon, WR

7

Jacksonville Jaguars

Quinton Coples, DE

8

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill, QB

9

Carolina Panthers

Fletcher Cox, DT

10

Buffalo Bills

Riley Reiff, OT

11

Kansas City Chiefs

Dontari Poe, DT

12

Seattle Seahawks

David DeCastro, G

13

Arizona Cardinals

Melvin Ingram, DE

14

Dallas Cowboys

Luke Kuechly, LB

15

Philadelphia Eagles

Mark Barron, S

16

New York Jets

Johnathan Martin, OT

17

Cincinnati Bengals

Janoris Jenkins, CB

18

San Diego Chargers

Cordy Glenn, G/T

And, let's throw it to the Commissioner, who has just reached the podium for the Bears' selection:

With the 19th overall selection in the 2012 Phinsider Community NFL Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select:

Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lbs.

From Kevin Nogle:

I had the Bears selecting Jonathan Martin or Cordy Glenn here, only to see them go in the three picks before this selection. I also took a look at Whitney Mercilus here, as the Bears need to start looking for the guy after Julius Peppers. But, in an offseason where the Bears added Brandon Marshall, adding another offensive weapon for quarterback Jay Cutler is too tempting to pass up here.

It then became a debate between Wright, and Notre Dame's Michael Floyd, who most people have rated as the second best receiver this year. I think Floyd would make a lot of sense, but I think the Bears really like Wright. They got their big body receiver in Marshall, and now add the deep threat, speed receiver in Wright.

From Walter Football:

Projected Round (2012): 1.
4/4/12: Wright had a disappointing Combine with a very slow 40 time for a speed receiver. He bounced back with a strong pro-day and a 40 time of 4.41. That performance has helped rectify Wright's draft status.

Wright was an unstoppable receiver in the Big XII this year. The top target for quarterback Robert Griffin III, Wright burned secondaries with big plays downfield all year. Not only is his blazing speed hard for defensive backs to contain, but Wright also has good, strong hands and the ability to make difficult catches along the sideline. He caught 108 passes for 1,663 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2011.

Helping Wright's draft stock is a lot of teams having regrets about passing on Mike Wallace in the 2009 draft. He fell to late in the third round after a number of teams took bigger and slower receivers over him. Wright has moved up draft boards steadily this year and is getting projected by some to be a first-round pick. The last sub-six-foot receiver to go in the first round was Percy Harvin in 2009.

9/14/11:
Wright was one of Baylor's key performers in their epic win over TCU to start the season. He caught 12 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Wright also threw two passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. He is a burner with game-changing speed. Last year, Wright caught 78 passes for 952 yards and seven touchdowns. He has been very consistent in his collegiate career. As a sophomore, Wright caught 66 passes for 740 yards and four touchdowns. As a freshman, he had 50 receptions for 649 yards and five scores. Wright could be a good slot receiver and a deep threat to help stretch defenses downfield.

The Tennessee Titans are on the clock.

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