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Bears add another OT to their mix in Jordan Mills
The Bears actually traded their original No. 153 pick to the Atlanta Falcons, who selected TCU defensive end Stansly Maponga, for the 163rd pick and a seventh-rounder (No. 236).
Mills (6-5, 316 pounds) was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection in 2012 at left tackle. But he’s projected to be a right tackle in the NFL. He said he’s open to either side. He just wants to play.
Mills figures to be competing against veterans J’Marcus Webb and Jonathan Scott at right tackle.
“Anywhere the coaches want to put me to play is good with me, left or right, either side.” Mills said. “Anywhere I can help my team I will do it.”
Mills said the Bears talked to him at the Senior Bowl and the NFL combine and also kept an eye on him during his senior season.
“They had a scout, if not every week there, at most of my practices my senior year,” Mills said. “They were there. I talked to them a lot.”
What does he know about the Bears?
“I know they’ve got Jay Cutler,” Mills said. “I know they’ve got Devin Hester, a beast of a wide receiver in Brandon Marshall. I know they just got the tackle from New Orleans, [Jermon] Bushrod. With him on the left side and me on the right side, that’s going to be a line to reckon with.
“And me with [first-round pick] Kyle Long, seeing him at the combine and I got to talk to him also, this offensive line is going to be good.”
Mills is a cousin of Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams and former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.
“If I get back there and somebody breaks a run or a long touchdown, if I can get close to [Williams], even though he’s my cousin and I love him, it’s not going to be good for him,” Mills said with a laugh.