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David Cobb. (Courtesy Minnesota Athletics.)
David Cobb. (Courtesy Minnesota Athletics.)

The Bears’ draft picks look a little different since Mock Draft 2.0 was released last month.

In trading wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Jets, general manager Ryan Pace was able to acquire a fifth round pick, which he didn’t have previously. However, Pace also had to send his seventh round pick to New York, so he essentially just moved a pick up two rounds. Some will argue that wasn’t good enough value for Marshall, but I’ll continue to argue that they’re lucky they got anything in return for the wide receiver. He was going to be released a few days later had the trade not occurred.

As it is, the Bears still have six draft picks this year and the official order is now set, so we know the exact overall picks. Let’s get to it:

1st Round, No. 7: EDGE Shane Ray, Missouri (6-3, 245)

Compared to other positions on the defensive depth chart, outside linebacker actually doesn’t look that bare anymore. It’s cluttered with names like Pernell McPhee, Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen, Willie Young, David Bass and Sam Acho. But how many of those guys can actually play the position well? Two? Maybe three?

Finding a good edge rusher in the draft should still be a priority, especially if one is the best player available when the Bears are on the clock. My top rated edge rusher is Shane Ray, who was primarily at 4-3 defensive end at Missouri, but got experience kicking inside as a three-technique, while also standing up at times.

At 6-3, 245, Ray is too small to be an every-down rusher in a 4-3, which is why he projects better as a 3-4 outside linebacker. His motor never stops and he has the most impressive tape out of all the edge rushers in this year’s draft. His first step is impressive and he already possesses NFL level pass-rush moves. Ray will be able to play right away in Vic Fangio’s defense, as he’s another player the defensive coordinator can line up in different spots in his system.

Read: Hoge’s Previous Bears Mock Drafts

2nd Round, No. 7 (No. 39 overall): ILB Stephone Anthony, Clemson (6-3, 243)

Anthony came on strong at the Senior Bowl in January and has really helped his draft stock since the end of the season. Of course, it’s not like Anthony wasn’t a productive player at Clemson. He was a four-year player with the Tigers and racked up 121 tackles and 23.5 tackles for loss in his last two seasons.

At 6-3, 243, Anthony has good size for the inside linebacker position and moves well in that frame. He’s not the fastest guy, but his instincts are great and he makes plays all over the field. He gets off blocks well and is above-average in coverage — both in man and zone. He’ll fit in either a 3-4 or 4-3, and if the Bears were to draft him, Anthony could very well beat out Jon Bostic to start right away.

3rd Round, No. 7 (No. 71): RB David Cobb, Minnesota (5-11, 229)

This kid simply eats up yards. He’s not going to run away from you, but line David Cobb up and run him between the tackles and he’ll get you 4-5 yards every time. He has great size and power that will translate to the NFL level. Cobb will be a No. 2 running back right away and he has the traits to develop into a solid No. 1 option, especially if he can polish up his pass-blocking technique.

The addition of Jacquizz Rodgers could allow the Bears to ignore the running back position in the draft this year, but no one really knows if Ka’Deem Carey can play or not. Either way, Carey is probably not the longterm solution to replace Matt Forte, who is entering the last year of his contract. This running back class is very deep and it would be wise for the Bears to take advantage in the third round.

4th Round, No. 7 (No. 106): WR Vince Mayle, Washington State (6-2, 224)

Mayle is a former basketball player who was really only showcased for one season in Mike Leach’s Air-Raid offense. He delivered with 106 catches for 1,483 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior.

Mayle is still very raw and has some work to do developing his route running skills, which is why he projects as a fourth or fifth round pick. But whoever ends up with Mayle will be getting a high-upside player with a rare size/speed combination. He has a chance to be a big-time sleeper in this year’s draft.

5th Round, No. 6 (No. 142): S/CB Josh Shaw, USC (6-0, 201)

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Shaw made big headlines last August when he claimed to have injured himself jumping off a second-floor balcony to save his drowning nephew. That was a lie. In reality, he was running from police who were called to the apartment because a neighbor heard him having a loud argument with his girlfriend. Shaw ended up being cleared in the case and returned to play in November, but it’s a story he’s had to clear up with every NFL team he’s talked to.

Shaw played cornerback at USC, but he’s a little stiff to play that position at a high-level in the NFL. In my opinion, he’s better suited at free safety where he has the size and instincts to play. He can also walk up and play press-man with his physicality.

Before the August incident, Shaw had a good reputation and was set to be a team captain. His case will be a sensitive one given the NFL’s current issues with domestic violence, but this doesn’t appear to be a Greg Hardy or Ray McDonald situation. Every case is different, but this would be a low-risk, high-reward pick in the fifth round.

6th Round, No. 7 (No. 182): DE Cedric Reed, Texas (6-5, 269)

Reed was a highly recruited player coming out of high school, but never really lived up to expectations at Texas. The size and strength is there though and Reed had a tremendous second half  of the season in 2014, which will likely keep him on enough draft boards to avoid going undrafted.

This late in the draft, you’re just looking to take a chance on a guy with upside and Reed can still be salvaged. The Bears still need a lot of depth at defensive end and Reed is one of the few guys available this late in the draft who might be able to contribute off the bench in 2015.

Adam Hoge covers the Chicago Bears for WGN Radio and He also co-hosts The Beat, weekends on 720 WGN. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamHoge.