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Who will the Bears pick No. 8 overall? Vote here!

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We’ve seen “experts” mock out the first round. Time to do the first nine picks for ourselves.

The 2018 NFL Draft is a few days away, which means the mock drafts are flying fast and furious as everybody offers their “expert” opinion. Plenty of people will get a handful of picks right, but it’s mostly guess work this year.

We’ll continue checking out mock drafts, but I thought we’d try something different as well. Everybody has their opinion on who each team should pick in the draft, so why not put together a vote on who will pick which players? This will go through the San Francisco 49ers pick at No. 9. With a couple days for each vote, this will carry us pretty close to the start of the draft.

In voting on this, I’d like people to vote on who they think each team will end up drafting, not necessarily who you think they “should” draft. We are not in the draft rooms, so we don’t know how each team values certain players. So who you think they will draft could very well end up being who you think they should draft. This is entirely non-scientific, so I don’t think we need to get too much into our heads.

We are through the first seven picks, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers landing Florida State safety Derwin James at No. 7, by a slim plurality majority. 38 percent of voters went with James over Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. Here are the results thus far.

1. Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold, QB, USC
2. New York Giants - Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
3. New York Jets - Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
4. Cleveland Browns - Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
5. Denver Broncos - Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
6. Indianapolis Colts - Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Derwin James, S, Florida State

Now, we move on to the Chicago Bears at No. 8. We’ll keep this open for a couple days and then wrap things up with a thread for the 49ers. Here are the candidates at No. 8.

DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
CB Denzel Ward
LB Roquan Smith
LB Tremaine Edmunds
OT Mike McGlinchey
OT Connor Williams
CB Josh Jackson
DE Marcus Davenport
DE Harold Landry
WR Calvin Ridley

Like the Bucs before and the 49ers after, the Bears don’t need a quarterback in the first round this year. And so, I’ve dropped Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson from the remaining polls. The Bears seem to have some similar needs to the 49ers, so this will be an interesting pick to track. They could still trade it to somebody who needs a quarterback, but we are not including trades in this mock draft.

We’ll have the remaining names on the next poll, but if you have any suggestions you think make sense for the 49ers poll, let me know in the comments. If you don’t see the poll, click here.

Poll

With the eighth pick in the 2018 NN fan vote mock draft, the Chicago Bears select...

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
    (381 votes)
  • 12%
    CB Denzel Ward
    (219 votes)
  • 26%
    LB Roquan Smith
    (474 votes)
  • 26%
    LB Tremaine Edmunds
    (474 votes)
  • 3%
    OT Mike McGlinchey
    (70 votes)
  • 1%
    OT Connor Williams
    (21 votes)
  • 0%
    CB Josh Jackson
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    DE Marcus Davenport
    (36 votes)
  • 2%
    DE Harold Landry
    (54 votes)
  • 4%
    WR Calvin Ridley
    (75 votes)
1815 votes total Vote Now