2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 1, Pick 19

The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. Up now is the Chicago Bears with the No. 19 overall pick.

With the 19th pick in the 2012 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd.

Dane Noble, site manager for Windy City Gridiron explains his choice and I respond after the jump. For the latest on the Bears, make sure to check out Dane and everyone else at WindyCityGridiron.com.

Dane Noble explains: Just imagine... 2011: Devin Hester (5’11, 190), Johnny Knox (6’0, 190), Earl Bennett (6’0, 200). And then 2012: Brandon Marshall (6’4, 230), Michael Floyd (6’3, 225). Sure, the Chicago Bears offensive line still needs some significant work, but seeing a WR like Floyd fall in their lap in the first round would be too much to pass up.

At one point, there were concerns that Floyd’s lack of speed could be an issue heading into the Draft, but registering a 4.47 forty yard dash during his Pro Day laid that issue to rest. Floyd is a very physical receiver, and loves to go up and fight for the football, something that has been sorely lacking in Chicago for several seasons.

Drafting Michael Floyd after trading for Brandon Marshall (and sprinkling in a bit of Hester, Knox, and/or Bennett) could potentially give the Chicago Bears one of the best WR corps in the league... And undoubtedly help take some heat off a QB that has been sacked 110 times in his first three years in the Windy City.

Dan Kadar responds: This would be quite the offseason for Jay Cutler. He'd go from having an average wide receiver group to one of the best in the NFL. But after trading for Marshall, taking a receiver like Floyd would be a luxury for a team with two glaring needs. The four best offensive tackles are off the board, but the need there for the Bears is so great it may be tempting to see if Cordy Glenn can hold up at tackle. There are also pass rushers like Whitney Mercilus who could make an impact.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
7 Dre Kirkpatrick
CB Alabama scouting report
12 Devon Still
DT Penn State
prospect notes
15 Michael Brockers
DT LSU
scouting report
16 Dont'a Hightower
MLB Alabama
scouting report
18 Whitney Mercilus
DE Illinois
Coming soon!

Pick Team Player Pos. School Story
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford Story
2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Story
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC Story
4 Cleveland Browns Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Story
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU Story
6. St. Louis Rams Trent Richardson RB Alabama Story
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Story
8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M Story
9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State Story
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Adams OT Ohio State Story
11 Kansas City Chiefs Riley Reiff OT Iowa Story
12 Seattle Seahawks Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama Story
13 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Martin OT Stanford Story
14 Dallas Cowboys David DeCastro G Stanford Story
15 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Kuechly LB Boston College Story
16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina Story
17 Cincinnati Bengals Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Story
18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron S Alabama Story
19 Chicago Bears Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Story
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