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

CHICAGO - 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.

"I hate the draft," he said. "Somebody coming to replace me? No. I haven't watched the draft since I was in it (in 2012). Let's put it that way."

So no thoughts, Akiem, on what the Bears can add in the draft to

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