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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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Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive end Derek Barnett (9) in action during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeat the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive end Derek Barnett (9) in action during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeat the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Tennessee. Derek Barnett. 8. player. 57. . DE

Optimism continues to reign in Chicago that the Bears have a stronger roster in place than people think. Yet their record says otherwise. If nothing else, 19 players on Injured Reserve has proven their overall roster depth is not yet adequate. So acquiring more draft picks via trade is definitely an idea, and holding the #3 pick in the draft has plenty of value. Cincinnati desired another dominant defensive lineman in Jonathan Allen and made a fair offer for him.

In return the Bears got a 2nd rounder and a future 1st. They also still ended up with a potentially lethal pass rusher of their own in Derek Barnett. He may not have the flashy athleticism teams continually drool for, but his tape doesn’t lie. This young man known how to hurt quarterbacks. His 32 sacks in college, one shy of the all-time top 10 in NCAA history, proves that much. He can with power or finesse and has more burst off the snap than he gets credit for.