Bears' draft order set for all seven rounds

March, 27, 2012
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The NFL announced entire the seven-round draft order on Tuesday, and the Chicago Bears own seven picks and weren't awarded any compensatory selections.

The league awards compensatory picks for teams losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year, and the number of selections a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents (maximum of four).

The league announced it awarded 32 compensatory picks on Monday. NFC North teams received six selections, with the Packers being awarded the max allocation of picks: two in the fourth round (Nos. 132 and 133) and two in the seventh (Nos. 241 and 243). Minnesota received two fourth-rounders (Nos. 128 and 134).

In addition to the 19th overall pick, the Bears pick 50th, 79th, 111th, 150th, 184th, and 220th. The Bears will likely target receiver, defensive end, cornerback, and linebacker, and try to address depth along the offensive line. The actual draft order makes it a little easier to predict which direction the Bears may go in a given round.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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