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Thumbs up or down: Cody Whitehair

Chicago bolstered its offensive line with the addition of Whitehair after moving back 15 spots in Round 2. Was it the right decision? Jeff Dickerson answers

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NFL draft trade tracker

A full look at all the moves made during the NFL Draft, broken down by team.

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Bears GM Ryan Pace tells us he envisions 2nd round pick Cody Whitehair playing guard and third round pick Jonathan Bullard at 3-4 defensive end. Pace would not comment on the future of veteran left guard Matt Slauson, who appears especially vulnerable after Chicago drafted Whitehair and signed free agent guard Ted Larsen.

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Draft-night surprise: Da Coach grew a beard!

Legendary former Chicago Bears coach and ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka attended the club's official draft party at Soldier Field sporting a white beard.


Highlights: C.J. Prosise

Seattle nabbed the Notre Dame running back with the No. 90 overall selection. Check out some of Prosise's best highlights here.

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Here are the Bears picks so far through three rounds: 1. Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia; 2. Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State; 3, Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida.

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Through free agency and the draft, the Bears have upgraded the defensive front seven with more speed and more versatility. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will have some talent to work with this season.


Highlights: Jonathan Bullard

The Bears nabbed the Florida product with the 72nd overall pick. Check out some of Bullard's best highlights.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

At pick No. 72, the Bears took Florida defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard, who played both end and tackle at Florida. Bullard had a productive senior year at Florida with 66 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. The Bears have to improve up front, where only Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks are guaranteed to have major roles. Bullard figures to join the game day rotation if he develops as the Bears expect.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are on the clock in third round (pick No. 72). Areas of need include: safety, cornerback, quarterback, defensive line and tight end.

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Here are the Bears picks so far through two rounds: 1. Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia; 2. Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

At pick No. 56, the Bears drafted Kansas State OL Cody Whitehair, who played a variety of positions in college. Whitehair lined up at right tackle, left guard and left tackle at Kansas State. The question is where does Whitehair play in Chicago? The right side of the Bears O Line appears set with Bobby Massie and Kyle Long, but left tackle Charles Leno may be in trouble. Whitehair could also compete at left guard with Matt Slausen and Ted Larsen. The possibilities seem endless.


Kiper scouting report: Cody Whitehair

Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the film on Chicago's second-round pick, Cody Whitehair. What are the O-lineman's biggest strengths and weaknesses?

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Take three! The Bears are on the clock (again) at No. 56 after already moving back twice in the second round. Ohio State safety Vonn Bell still makes sense here. Or maybe Boise State safety Darian Thompson.