Todd McShay Mock Draft 3.0: Bears add shutdown corner in Round 1
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By Bryan Perez

The Chicago Bears placed the transition tag on cornerback Kyle Fuller Tuesday, a move that should keep the team’s top cover guy in Chicago for the foreseeable future.

But that doesn’t mean the Bears won’t be in the market for another corner in the NFL Draft. In fact, that’s the position they target in ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay’s latest mock draft:

Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State*

Calvin Ridley is still my top-ranked WR, but he had a mixed combine workout. The Bears do need playmakers on the outside for second-year QB Mitchell Trubisky, but right now, there are simply too many higher-graded players on the board. Even if Chicago keeps Kyle Fuller (it placed the transition tag on him), the Bears need a lockdown CB. Ward is that guy, and his blazing 4.32 40 cemented his spot as the No. 1 CB in this draft.

Ward is building steam as Chicago’s target in the first round. NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah sent the Buckeye to the Bears in his latest mock draft, too.

Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds feels more like the player Ryan Pace will target with the eighth pick, especially because there aren’t many edge defenders worthy of a big payday in free...

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