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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears select Jared Goff

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The Chicago Bears select Jared Goff with the 11th pick in the POD Community Mock Draft.

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With the 11th pick in the Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select quarterback Jared Goff. 3igB1ue3ilver is the acting manager for the Bears. Below is the rationale for his pick:

Da Bears. When I saw who was off the board already, I knew my job here was going to be difficult. In the end, players either weren't a scheme fit or would of been a reach at 11 overall. Hours, even days went by...and there just wasn't anybody I really liked. The draft simply didn't fall well for the Bears, but that doesn't mean a good pick can't be made. I changed my approach.

With my general managers cap on, I turned my attention to getting the most value I can for my pick. The Wentz hype appears to be approaching its zenith, but many draftniks and experts alike still have Jared Goff as the draft's best quarterback, with most prospect rankings having Goff as a top 5-8 talent. Although he doesn't have the strongest arm, his ability to move around and avoid pressure in the pocket shows fantastic awareness. He fits the ball into tight windows, and it wasn't all pick and stick in the version of spread he played in. He showed a heady ability to read the field and can make some pretty throws. Looking at Goff, a top 10 talent at a position of such importance presents an opportunity. At 33 years old, Jay Cutler isn't getting any younger. The Bears at least once have tried shopping Cutler, indicating they don't have full faith in him as their franchise quarterback. The time may be right to start grooming his replacement. The more likely option, in my mind, is that trade partners would not be difficult to find, and in the theme of value, I'm sure plenty could be found in a trade. Unable to trade down, I simply made Jared Goff my choice, but I think it's a good one.