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NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Week 16 Brings Massive Trading

Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 25, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes (5) warms up on the bench during the game against the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech defeated Baylor 54-35. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 25, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes (5) warms up on the bench during the game against the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech defeated Baylor 54-35. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /

57. . QB. Texas Tech. Patrick Mahomes. 35. player

The Bears have to take a quarterback high in this 2017 draft. They have to. It’s long overdue and unless they’re willing to subject fans to another year of Jay Cutler, it must happen. Nobody thinks with any reasonable honesty that Brian Hoyer or Matt Barkley can be the guys for this team. Mediocrity has dominated that position in Chicago for way too long. They have to take a big swing in order to get it fixed. A high 2nd round pick is a step in the right direction.

The growing consensus among many in the draft community is that Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes may be the most physically gifted in the class. A big body with mobility, he showcases a strong arm and tremendous deep touch. What stands out the most though is his toughness and improvisational skills. No QB in college football is better at creating offense out of almost nothing on a regular basis. If he can learn to sharpen his fundamentals and mechanics, he’ll be deadly.

36. player. 52. . OG. Indiana. Dan Feeney

An associated press first-team All-American, Feeney provides the Jaguars with some much needed help on the interior of their offensive line. Jacksonville has been tough to figure out offensively, but it’s been pretty clear the need help in the trenches.

Blake Bortles needs to make better decisions, of course, but the Jaguars need better balance offensively overall, and the addition of Feeney at guard can certainly be a big step forward for them in doing so.