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On the clock –

With the NFL draft less than a week away, reporters who cover the teams on a daily basis take a crack at predicting how the first round will unfold in the Los Angeles Times' annual beat writers' mock. Each reporter makes a pick and gives a rationale for that selection:

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Bears have a golden opportunity to get defensive with the No. 8 pick

Certainly Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks is in the minority in Chicago, a football-minded grinder in a football-crazed city with little to no interest in the upcoming NFL draft. Asked Tuesday afternoon whether he at least takes a glance at the ubiquitous prognostications of whom the Bears might select with the No. 8 pick, Hicks shook his head.

NFL Draft preparations underway at AT&T Stadium

Crews are busy at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, preparing for the NFL Draft 2018, taking place April 26-28.
Paul Moseley