2013 NN NFL mock draft: With the fiftieth pick, the Chicago Bears select ...

Jonathan Daniel

The Niners Nation Community Mock Draft moves to pick No. 50, which belongs to the Chicago Bears.

We're on to the eighteenth pick of the second round, No. 50 overall in the 2013 Niners Nation NFL mock draft. If you missed parts of the first round, check out our entire rundown.

The Chicago Bears are now on the clock, and their Niners Nation GM is nic2116. With the fiftieth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Bears select Manti Te'o, ILB, Notre Dame.

Explanation: Te'o is the long term answer as Urlachers replacement. With Lance Briggs and the addition of DJ Williams and James Anderson, Te'o will have a solid core of veteran LBs to learn from. Plus Williams and Anderson are both only 1 year contracts. Manti has good read and react skills with plenty of thickness to stop the RB at the point of contact. Despite a sub-par 40 time he does close on the ball carrier well with good short field quickness. Manti also brings a great set of intangibles and leadership qualities to that MLB position which in time will allow him to be the heart and soul of the defense. Lastly Te'o represents an incredible value at this slot in the draft not only filling their biggest need but is also the best player avialable.

Trevor Woods: I will agree with Nic2116 on the value here. Te'o was once considered a top ten choice, and now he is a middle second round selection. He does fill a need for the Bears, and would be an adequate replacement for Urlacher, the past his prime Urlacher that is, not the twenty five year old version. This comes down to if you like Te'o or not, and I do not. I can see him getting thrown around by NFL lineman, being juked out badly by NFL running backs, and being unable to cover tight ends. I could be wrong though, and Nic2116 could have found him a steal in the second round. In the real draft I doubt Te'o makes it this far so some NFL team will have an evaluation of the Notre Dame product that is better than mine.

Nick Chiamardas: Finally we see the much maligned Te'o off the board. The Bears have a giant whole to fill with the departure of Brian Urlacher. nic2116 gambled in the first by passing on a MLB but with Tavon Austin staring at you with pick 20, I can't blame him. Te'o has gotten a bad rep for his game against Alabama. His stock has mimicked that of an oft ridden roller coaster but at the end of the day the guy can play football. There's no way he lasts this long come next week's draft (I again believe he'll go in the first round). He'll go to a cover two system in Chicago that will allow him to work in space. While he may not be fastest sprinter, he does play faster on tape and I think the system will suite him well. Solid pick this late into round two.

Niners Nation Mock Draft, Round 1

  1. Kansas City Chiefs -- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah [Explanation]
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia [Explanation]
  3. Oakland Raiders -- Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon [Explanation]
  4. Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M [Explanation]
  5. Detroit Lions -- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan [Explanation]
  6. Cleveland Browns -- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama [Explanation]
  7. Arizona Cardinals -- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas [Explanation]
  8. Buffalo Bills -- Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU [Explanation]
  9. New York Jets -- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama [Explanation]
  10. Tennessee Titans -- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida [Explanation]
  11. San Diego Chargers -- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma [Explanation]
  12. Miami Dolphins -- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina [Explanation]
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State [Explanation]
  14. Carolina Panthers -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  15. New Orleans Saints -- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU [Explanation]
  16. St. Louis Rams -- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri [Explanation]
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia [Explanation]
  18. Dallas Cowboys -- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama [Explanation]
  19. New York Giants -- Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia [Explanation]
  20. Chicago Bears -- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia [Explanation]
  21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State [Explanation]
  22. St. Louis Rams -- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson [Explanation]
  23. Minnesota Vikings -- Keenan Allen, WR, Cal [Explanation]
  24. Indianapolis Colts -- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA [Explanation]
  25. Minnesota Vikings -- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington [Explanation]
  26. Green Bay Packers -- Damontre Moore, DE/OLB [Explanation]
  27. Houston Texans -- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  28. Denver Broncos -- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State [Explanation]
  29. New England Patriots -- Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist [Explanation]
  30. Atlanta Falcons -- Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State [Explanation]
  31. San Francisco 49ers -- Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International [Explanation]
  32. Baltimore Ravens -- Matt Elam, S, Florida [Explanation]
  33. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas [Explanation]
  34. San Francisco 49ers -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State [Explanation]
  35. Philadelphia Eagles -- Kyle Long, OL, Oregon [Explanation]
  36. Detroit Lions -- Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State [Explanation]
  37. Cincinnati Bengals -- D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina [Explanation]
  38. Arizona Cardinals -- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame [Explanation]
  39. New York Jets -- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford [Explanation]
  40. Tennessee Titans -- Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut [Explanation]
  41. Buffalo Bills -- Matt Barkley, QB, USC [Explanation]
  42. Miami Dolphins -- Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State [Explanation]
  43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State [Explanation]
  44. Carolina Panthers -- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina [Explanation]
  45. San Diego Chargers -- Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia [Explanation]
  46. St. Louis Rams -- Eric Reid, S, LSU [Explanation]
  47. Dallas Cowboys -- Barrett Jones, C, Alabama [Explanation]
  48. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama [Explanation]
  49. New York Giants -- Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State [Explanation]
  50. Chicago Bears -- Manti Te'o, ILB, Notre Dame
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