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Chicago Bears Big Board 2.0

| April 25th, 2016

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All the homework is done and the Bears are just left waiting to see who is there for them to pick. By now, they have a list of players they think might be available and have them ranked on their board, but nobody has access to that list outside of John Fox and Ryan Pace. So, here’s my best guess.

First, a few things I considered:

• The best player available thing is just GM talk. They look at positions of need and this list will reflect that.

• I won’t pretend to be a scout, so my “scouting reports” are based heavily on things actual scouts (current and former) have said. I do a ton of research on the draft prospects and put more weight on what those who do the job for a living say than the guy with 1,563 Twitter followers.

• That said, I have watched every single one of these players and every one of the projected first round picks and then some so my opinion is thrown in the mix with what the actual experts have said. I’m the GM, they are my scouts.

• The length thing is very, very real. I’ve already presented data from Fangio and Fox, but the guy who makes the call is right with them. No team Ryan Pace has been involved with has drafted a defensive lineman or edge player with arms less than 33 inches long since 2008. The average length of Pace, Fox and Fangio guys is a hair over 34 inches. That’s average. Combined, they have drafted two players with arms shorter than 33 inches. That’s two out of 21. Unlike my last big board, I’m not going to completely take them out, but they’ll be ranked appropriately.

• I subtracted some consensus top-10 picks including Laremy Tunsil, Joey Bosa, Myles Jack and Jalen Ramsey. If any of them fall, assume the Bears will grab them. I went 10 deep in case of a trade back and the likelihood that some of the first guys on the list aren’t available.

Without further adieu…

Bears Big Board

1. DeForest Buckner, DL, Oregon. Thought about subtracting him because it’s unlikely he’ll reach 11, but he’d be a perfect fit. The NFL out-lawing chop blocks makes him even more valuable because his height is no longer a disadvantage when rushing inside.

2. Emmanuel Ogbah, Edge, Oklahoma State. Scouting report reads almost identical to Aldon Smith’s. When is the last time a guy with Ogbah’s combination of size, athleticism and production didn’t end up being really good? The Bears reportedly visited with him twice.

3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State. Dropped a little bit because I don’t think he’s an ideal compliment to what the Bears already have. They like Jeremy Langford and want to see Langford grow. Elliott is too similar to Langford and I think the Bears would rather add a bigger, power back. Or a small, quick back.

4. Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida. Many consider him to be the best corner in the draft. I’m not sure if he has the length the Bears would like, but I could see him moving to safety or playing in the slot. Vic Fangio hasn’t historically valued cornerbacks, but I’ve been told not to put too much stock into that.

5. Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame. Some were down after Stanley because he looked like poop at the combine. Turns out he was injured and looked much better at his Pro Day. Charles Leno is fine, they can win with Leno, but he’s not a franchise left tackle Stanley could make their offensive line elite. That said, the Bears have a QB who is elite at avoiding sacks and making big plays down the field, do they need to invest that much in the offensive line?

6. A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama. Draft Twitter hates him because he didn’t have a good combine, but Draft Twitter hated Eddie Goldman too. Robinson would immediately anchor the Bears run defense and collapse the pocket with Goldman. Robinson is a better prospect than Danny Shelton, who went 12th last year.

7. Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson. Has the size and length the Bears like. Was very productive. I consider him a defensive end, not a linebacker for the Bears.

8. William Jackson III, CB, Houston. WJIII has ideal measurable and made a ton of plays at Houston.

9. Shaq Lawson, Edge, Clemson. Would be an exception to the rule when it comes to length, with arms measuring just under 33 inches. Very strong and a very good athlete.

10. Darron Lee, S, Ohio State. The Bears visited with Lee even after the free agency period and my thinking is he just might be a safety in their eyes. Lee played deep a lot at Ohio State and really avoids contact, which makes him a poor fit in any team’s front seven. But he excels at accelerating and hitting once he has located his target. Fangio had Whitner in San Francisco and Fox had T.J. Ward in Denver, Lee isn’t all that different from them.

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  • MB30SD

    Konichiwa bitches!

  • MB30SD
    • Ribeyes for Operators

      911 or die,

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Avoids contact?
    This guy avoids contact?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw-Iz2L0lO0
    Welcome to the wagon, BTW…

    • MB30SD

      hahaha… you loooooves you some D.lee

  • Sactowns#1

    Happy draft week gents. We’ll have actual football to discuss for a couple of weeks before this all devolves into a shouting match about which politician is crappier.

    • MB30SD

      Happy Man XMas!!

      Dude, why you rebuff my facebook friend request. I’m hurt. I never use the fucking thing, so it was a stretch for me. *sniff*

      • Sactowns#1

        I don’t think I ever saw it. Send it again amigo.

        • MB30SD

          *sniff* *sniff*

          • Sactowns#1

            There, all better?

          • MB30SD

            you WERE just ignoring me!!!

          • DaMurph

            He doesnt use it but he likes to feel needed! I like having him as a friend so I can use his pictures to capture unsuspecting big breasted women on sex ads. They fall for the big dicked south African line every time!

          • MB30SD

            Erra. Single. Time.

            You’re welcome my brother

  • willbest

    Daron Lee made the big board? looks like somebody’s persistence has paid off.

    • MB30SD

      hahaha

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    someone at work just told me the draft is on Thursday which made my fucking day. Why did I think it was Friday?

    • willbest

      Because round 2 & 3 are friday.

  • Augsbeard

    Switch Lawson and Dodd and I’m on board

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse
  • MB30SD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TXqQmnjTK8

    there’s no neeeeed mate…

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Scouts hate this kid, but I don’t. He’s borderline URFA, but take a flyer on the kid in the 7th. I think he may have something. I don’t buy the fire thing.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/jayron-kearse?id=2555156

    • MB30SD

      meeeeeeehhh. Can’t teach fire baby

      He’s a big guy, but he just doesn’t make many plays. You see him out there just drifting around sometimes and you just wish he had the same attitude and fire that the rest of that defense has because he could be so much better

      • Ribeyes for Operators

        A 6’4″ free changes things, he has speed, and his uncle is the Freak Kearse.

        He will get coaching and I think he just needs a hand to point the way. He’s a game changer if he works out.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          We should all bone up on Irish’s philosophy and just draft Shooting Guards and make them CB’s and Safety’s. The leader of their group would of course be Leonard Floyd who we would also split out wide. He’s just like Megatron.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Don’t forget to put Derrick Henry in at tight end at least 50% of the snaps.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            My secret weapon.

          • Irish Sweetness

            He ran all the routes at the combine.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I’m sure he did. But if he’s a great running back, that is not how you’re using him (meaning TE).

          • Big Mike

            Irish is an optimist :). I always look forward to his posts.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-njyWmxLB0
      Lanky as hell…which sort of spooks me when it comes to coverage (how fast can he swivel), but then you watch him and he has a huge catch radius.
      I would not be unhappy with him as a later round pick. Didn’t exactly see a lack of fire in his highlights, he actually seemed pretty demonstrative.

  • MB30SD
  • MikeBrownhadaPosse
    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      damn, that was sad.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Yup. Prince was an introvert too. Being a one-name famous person, and hating every second of the fame, has to screw you up in many, many ways.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          I promise that when I win the 298mil Powerball i’ll be pretty normal and will not hate every minute. You will however be contractually obligated to laugh at my jokes, jump in front of potential threats to me and probably carry a pistol around me at all times…because i’ll be a pretty big fucking deal.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Is that a job offer?

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            and it’s simply contingent on me winning the lottery…

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Sounds like a plan!

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            You get a solid Gold Desert Eagle, a pair of Oakleys and a dental plan.

          • Ososfan

            I’m down to do all that if you provide a decent salary and bears tickets!

    • Irish Sweetness

      See that photo of Tiger and all the SEALs? He’s the only black guy in the photo.

  • “Lee played deep a lot at Ohio State and really avoids contact” – Yes, that is exactly what we need.

    Ogbah is a guy I’m hearing more and more about. Might be a dark horse, so we should probably bone up on him so we won’t be scratching our head on D-day.

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      haha, Lee doesn’t avoid contact. AD cray.

      • I was just trying to make MBP quit whatever productive work he was doing and hit the keyboard posthaste.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Nicely done!
          Ogbah is a combine warrior, but I’ve seen him mocked at the bottom of the first. Haven’t watched any film of him, but scouting reports are that he has bad technique.
          If he slips out of the first, he’d be an auto-pick.
          Not sure if he’s worth it at 11.
          AD says he’s watched all of these guys, I’m not sure I believe that.

          • Andrew Dannehy

            He’s not just a combine warrior. Dude has 29.5 TFL and 22.5 sacks last 2 years, DPOY in his conference last two years. Combine performance just backed what tape showed. Valued as top 20 player by NFL Scouts on MJS in February, before combine.
            And, yes, I’ve watched every single one.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I wasn’t trashing it – was pointing out that his metrics jump out at you.
            How you can say Lee avoids contact and plays away from the LOS is a mystery if you are actually watching game film of him.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            haha, boom, Dannehy fires back. Take that Posse.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Took time away from pillow fights with Aaron Leming to defend his hot take on the blog. I feel honored.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          AD blows smoke out of his ass quite a bit in his analysis.

    • MB30SD

      I bet you’d like to bone up on him. NTTAWWT

    • Irish Sweetness

      He has visited the Bears, but I imagine he’s their idea of a 2nd round pick.

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Bradford demands a trade, wants out of Philly.

    He signed a 2-year, this year puts $17M in his pocket alone – the only way he can go to Denver or some place that needs him is if he restructures.

    He’s likely to start over Goff or Wentz, who need to learn for a year. Why be a bitch when your career has been one failure after another yet you keep getting more chances?

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      I am Sam Bradford’s inflated sense of entitlement.

    • and this puts an end to that Iggles’ PR prop that they had told the QBs ahead of time that they might not start.

      Obviously, Bradford did NOT know the Eagles were going to trade up for a franchise QB. Now, they may take a huge cap hit for being underhanded.

      If I were Bradford, I’d want out too.

      So basically, the team signed u under false pretenses.

      Then they’re gonna ask u to “mentor” the dude who’s gonna replace.

      Then at around 30 years old u gotta find yet another suitor and start all-over again.

      Fuck that.

      If I were Bradford and the Eagles don’t trade me, I would mentor the shit out of Wentz.

      I’d take him to crackhouses, introduce him to the greatest poon that are also psychotic gold digging bitches, I would make him hang out with a posse and party with Manziel.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        He’s a whiny bitch. The front office has now stated publicly TWICE that he’s the starter this year. F-ck him. If he had ever lived up to his hype, he wouldn’t be in a position to worry about Chase Daniel taking his job, much less a kid from NDSU.
        And he’s sitting on guaranteed money. What exactly does he have to complain about?

        • MB30SD

          Exaaaaaactly

        • Big Mike

          I didn’t read any news on this in particular, but in General QBs are pussies, when it comes to competing for a job once they get to the NFL.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Props to their backup for not being a douche.

            Great first day Phase 2 of the off-season program….offense looked sharp as ever! Still a long way to go, but a great start! #FlyEaglesFly— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) April 25, 2016

          • Big Mike

            Happens in HS. Dad’s will move their families and enroll in a HS where the coach says their kid will play QB.

          • MB30SD

            smh

          • Big Mike

            It’s sad and funny at the same time. Most of these kids won’t be playing when they are Seniors. Because as QBs they don’t learn anything else. I had a kid who was a decent QB all through youth football, but he moved up to my team in the 8th grade and there was a kid who was simply better. Best 8th grade QB I had ever seen. I talked with the parents of the kid who wasn’t going to be QB about the value of playing a position for a year. I thought safety would suit his body time and football IQ. Everyone was onboard, except the kid couldn’t tackle. Great flag football cover guy. Turns out he hadn’t tackled anyone since he was 8.

          • MB30SD

            Yep, pussies pick qb.

            I wanted to be a ilb since I watched my first game. You either have that inherent aggression and desire for the collision or you don’t. Plain and simple.

            One of my best friends is now 6’7″ and lanky. We both played flag fb, and he was a decent athlete. First day in pads and the very first drill the coach does is “in the hole”. Very first time in pads ever, first drill ever.

            Coach says, I’m going to throw Lasky the ball, MB you tackle him… he probably outweighedme at that point by 20lbs.

            He gets the ball and runs toward me and I just explode out and fucking blow him the fuck up with the crown of my helmet. He’s on the ground I get up and he’s just lying there. After a couple seconds he gets up, takes off his helmet and quits football forever.

            We still talk shit to each other about it to this day.

            God I miss playing the sportof kings

          • Big Mike

            Every so often I get a kid like that to coach. It’s a real pleasure. I coach in a pretty competitive league, usually the top talent group in the age/weight bracket. So there aren’t many “softies”. But the kids who relish the contact, are always noticeable. Go to any youth football game, find the two inside linebackers, the full backs and OGs. Those are the ball players. They’re the kids who will play until they can’t.

            Coach to players, regularly “You know what most of your coaches and I would give to be where you are right now, about to play the game of football. Go have fun”.

          • MB30SD

            Bingo mike.

            Funny, when I moved up to the big high school (fun fact I played my 8th grade ball at the same school as Rashan salam… yes, I know him)… anyway my first practice at the big school’s jv team, the very first drill was the same damn drill… and my turn comes up and I do the same damn thing to the guy (he didn’t quit though)… the coach went crazy and they almost put me up to varsity. I was thankful they didn’t the starting imlb were both necks and went on to play at big D1 schools… that and we went 10-0 that year.

            Glory fucking days. Sigh, getting old sucks

          • Big Mike

            Don’t go all Al Bundy.. 🙂

          • MB30SD

            More like uncle Rico

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            One of my biggest regrets from high school was not going out for football my junior and senior years. I wanted to be a defensive back so bad – worked with the JV QB and one of the starting WRs over the summer and loved it. But unfortunately, at 5’10 and 140 lbs, my friends on the team were worried about me getting broken in half on a kick return and talked my parents out of it.
            Oh well. That’s why my favorite guys on the field to watch are the defensive backfield positions. Envy.

          • MB30SD

            Yeah, my biggest regret from high school is not being 6’2″. Guess it was that or the 9″ penis, meh, guess I shouldn’t complain.

          • MB30SD

            you could have stopped at “QBs are pussies” mike.

            Kickers on the other hand. Our kicker in college… guy gets loose up the sideline, I’m standing right there (redshirt year) and he fucking comes out of nowhere and fucking de cleats the guy right in the ol earhole about a yard away from me.

            …he’s my friend to this day.

          • Big Mike

            My take on kickers, is that the higher a level of play you are looking at, the more isolated and less like the rest of the squad they are. Take a look at small high schools. Kicker usually is a 2nd string wide out or even an OL. Big HS you have a 3rd string guy who will see the field. You get to college, D3 kicker could be anyone from a starter to a guy who played soccer yesterday and needs to be shown how to put his gear on. You start moving up in the ranks, do 1AA and 1 kickers start being different species.

            There are two types of QBs. The guys that you want to bitch slap, and the ones you’ll get your head slapped around for 3 hours gladly so they can do their job. That intangible won’t show up at the combine, but it’s just as important as anything.

        • I’m no Bradford defender, but it’s NOT going to be a “competition”.

          Wentz is gonna replace Bradford barring some unforseen disaster, so WHY would Bradford want to waste some prime years of his career simply to mentor and help out the team that essentially lied to you?

          I’m looking at this from his perspective.

          And if he takes less $ to play elsewhere, or at least get a real shot, doesn’t that mean Bradford doesn’t just want to collect paychecks?

          He’s a whiny QB. They ALL are. Brady, Vadgers, Rivers…

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Dude is an eggshell, and is pushing 30. If he thinks the Eagles somehow screwed him, he’s nuts.
            And Brady, Vadgers, and even Rivers have earned the right to bitch on performance alone. Can’t say that about Bradford.

          • They DID screw him if they told him he’d be the starting QB.
            That’s like the definition of getting screwed.

            He could’ve got paid AND been some other teams’ franchise QB (at least until he got hurt or flamed out).

            Bradford at this points just wants a chance. He already cashed in.

            I don’t think he’ll be much. To me, he’s only a slight notch above Sanchize.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            They’ve been telling him he’s the starter ever since the trade up happened, so how’s he getting screwed again?

          • Because he’s only the starter for THIS year (and maybe not even the whole year).

            IF that was the case, just sign him to like a 1 year contract.

            Oh, they didn’t do that cuz then Bradford would have gone elsewhere.

            Why do you think Bradford is asking to be traded? Cuz the followed through on what they told him?

            Bradford did get screwed.

            He couldlv’e gone to the Broncos or even Jets and given a real chance, playoff caliber teams with a good D. He wouldn’t have gotten paid as much, but Bradford doesn’t care about that as much at this point.

            Instead, he’s screwed mentoring his replacement.

            Bottomline, he was lied to.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Boo freaking hoo. He’s the first QB to have his future replacement drafted? That shit happens all the time, it’s the nature of the NFL. Maybe he thinks he’s a special snowflake but his record doesn’t back that up. Given his injury history, he’s lucky the Eagles aren’t carrying a baker’s dozen qbs.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            agree. Bradford would start the year. Go out and play, don’t give them any reason to bench you. Brees kept Rivers on the bench for 2 years at in SD by playing well. They gave him a 2 year deal, anyone with an ounce of common sense would know that he is/was not the long term solution with just a 2 year deal.

          • MB30SD

            fuck me, I’ll be $100M bust erra day. SMFH

      • Irish Sweetness

        For 17M dollars a year you wouldn’t help them out? If somebody was paying me that kind of money a year, it would be “yessir”.

        • that’s funny.

          If Bradford would to be OK with staying put, fans would be snickering,

          “Ah, what a wuss. He basically is ok with cashing in and babysitting.”

          He wants out, and it’s “Doesn’t he know his place? He should laugh to the bank and not bother competing and fulfilling his dream even if it means less money.”

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      wasn’t he the last of the huge contracts before the rookie wage scale was installed? that lucky sunbitch.

      • willbest

        He was $76 million 6-year rookie contract fully paid despite only playing 63 of 96 games. Then he gets another 2 years $35 mil with $22 mil guaranteed. And people say Cutler kept getting paid without delivering. At least he has been to the NFCN and a pro bowl.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Why not just get a T-Shirt that says “I’m afraid of some competition”, Sam?

    • Irish Sweetness

      What a pussy. Rather than stay-put and show he’s the man … he wants to run to shallow water?

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Drafting Hargreaves only to put him at safety makes zero sense.
    Nickel? OK, but why fill that role with a top 15 pick?

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      I’d take Hargreaves at 11 but only if my plan was to play him at Corner asap. Other than that just pick D. Lee and have him be my proto-type Nickel S/LB, too small for normal LB and too awesome just to be some DB while being just fast enough to patrol the middle of the field.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        You had me at “just pick D.Lee”.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          I just feel like we need to out physical some teams. I want aggression and intimidation from all guys on the field. If you’re going to have a safety, why not have the baddest motherfucking videogame safety possible.
          If you’re going to get beefy on the D line, make it a god damn black magic monster mountain meat market with 330 up and down the line and attack holes like a rapper or athlete attacking a Kardashian.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Exactly – I want a safety that can close on a guy at 4.4 speed and then using the magic of physics, hit them with 232 lbs of pissed-off, thereby dislodging their rectum from their pants and the ball from their hands.

          • MB30SD

            my uncle calls this phenomenon getting a, “burst asshole”

          • Shady

            On board with your thinking, but just because you’re 330+ doesn’t mean you are necessarily physical. There are guys in the league, even smaller guys, who can kick ass and take names. I think a lot of it has to do with attitude, motor and hard work and that’s why a guy like Conk gets me excited. I like guys who make you feel like you were in a knock down drag out dog fight after going against them on the gridiron.

            I know you and MB would flip your shit, but getting Conk in the 1st and following it up with Henry in the 2nd would be fucking awesome. Smash mouth baby. Conk, Long, Slauce, Unrein, Henry. TD every time.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            In that Tiger Woods article, it talked about Triathlete winners and Olympians ringing the bell at BUD/S. Men who are physical specimens and can wipe the mat with anyone in the pool or on the track who wash out by week 4.

            It comes down to two things:

            * An ability to withstand brutal amounts of pain for long periods
            * A desire to die rather than quit

            It’s a select trait. Even if I could stand the mock drowning and the cold, I’m simply unable to be even mildly coherent without sleep, I flunked every test in college I took when I pulled an all-nighter – so I’d die in week 2 when I was at my most fit at age 25.

            The NFL is a cousin to this. Train, eat to train, train, lift – get stronger – push through every muscle ache and pull. Guys can’t do it.

            There was a guy in that SEAL Tiger article they fished from the water and did CPR on and restarted his heart. His internal body temp was 90deg. He would have rather frozen to death than quit. Takes alot to win.

          • Shady

            Pace seems like a guy who looks for those traits. He mentioned Kevin White’s attitude and fierce competitiveness as a main motivation in selecting him. In the NFL nearly everyone is at peak physical condition, it’s the attitude and the traits you mentioned that separate the best of the best.

          • MB30SD

            yep, so much this.

            I would be able to handle the physical, but HATE the cold… especially cold seas. Fucking brutal. I’m such a pussy ab out it. Kinda took me out of the whole seal thing… if I had any desire whatsoever to die in the military to being with

          • Yes, I wonder if it’s like an evolutionary defect, actually.

            Kinda like being a psychopath.

            Nature creates us to live and procreate.

            But somehow a few are able to, or lack, those genes that command you to preserve your body.

            When you hear those body clashing full speed, that shit SHOULD scare you.

            It’s that fear which helps us stay alive.

            But for some, it seems like they could just turn off biology.

            I would like to say it’s some sort of “mind over matter” “monks setting themselves on fire or meditating in the freezing Himalayas” thing, but it might just be biological to a certain extent.

            Some ppl just have a higher pain-threshold, and I’m not sure it has anything to do with “toughness” or “bravery.”

          • MB30SD

            totally agree with this. I was always scared until that whistle blew and I blew some dude up. Same with fighting. Never WANTED to fight like some of these meathead mouthbreathers. I just always immediately flashed to what worst thing could happen.

          • Irish Sweetness

            It’s a fucked up trait in fairness, and one has to say if you’d rather freeze to death than quit, in a macho contest … you’re an idiot. Yay or nay?

          • MB30SD

            I’m down with Conk, as long as we follow it up with the best possible

            DL
            S/DB

            in the second

          • U had me until Henry in the 2nd.

            All aboard the Conk train though. CONK, MB, not cock.

          • MB30SD

            oh right, got it.

          • MB30SD

            and the name of my new garage punk/emo/acapella band

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’m on board with a Conk/Henry draft if that’s what they decide. Can’t just ignore the O, and we’ve significantly addressed the D in the off-season. Then Pace has 7 more picks to fix the D.

        • MB30SD

          hahahaha

      • Irish Sweetness

        Fuller or Porter plays Nickel at that point I guess?
        I trust Pace to find us a DE later on, Ward or whoever, but we really do need another corner on the roster. Something is making me fall in love with the Treadwell pick though. If AJ really does walk, we’d have a couple of sweet WRs in place.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Watched the entirety of Ogbah vs. FSU…He is extremely fast, but as soon as an O-lineman had hands on him, it was game over. A couple of plays where the blocking got fouled up (TE and LT running into each other, etc), he picked up sacks because he was essentially unblocked. Didn’t do much at all vs. the run (completely washed out of plays).
    Other than that, didn’t look like an NFL-level difference maker. I’ll have to watch a few more games and see if that’s typical.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Watched him against Baylor. Dude is not the guy at #11 if that’s what he looks like against top-tier competition.
      No awareness, no power, no technique.
      His stats come from the craptastic teams on their schedule. Film don’t lie.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        He did, however, look like an All Pro against the mighty squad at Central Michigan.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    Pace, as we approach man football chreestmas and as a proud fan of a storied franchise looking to return to glory I must implore you:
    No white specialty position players (except field goal kickers)
    No white DB’s
    No players that have been accused of being too white
    No players with a last name of White with an injury history or even no injury history at all
    No players who have been described in the same description as high motor, high character and coachable who attended little known schools in Texas
    No QB’s while we still employ Demontre Hurst, jones-quartay, number 20 who always has a brain injury, Antrel Rolle, Tracy Porter, Adrian Amos, Chris Prosinski, No 3-4 DE to speak of, dudes that play D line with jersey numbers in the 70’s, Terry Williams, 6 UDFA’s,etc
    No athletes that don’t have a specific position that were also hurt in college and who you plan on playing at the most pressure packed positions on the field where a botched assignment means automatic touchdown.
    No hurt players unless they are named Jack, Joseph or Jaylon and you are ok with having them sit at least the year.
    No RB’s since we already have 5 and each one of them fucking dominated in college.
    Do this and the rest is gravy.

    • MB30SD

      I was just about to type the EXACTLY same thing!

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Danny Shelton is openly discussed as a massive bust, so saying A’Shawn Robinson is better…that is the definition of damning with faint praise.

    • DaMurph

      He does play in Cleveland, which isnt known for bringing out the best in their players. Lets see what he does this year.

  • Ribeyes for Operators
    • willbest

      Is this a trick where one is a dude?

      • Ribeyes for Operators

        you’ve been in prison too long.

        • willbest

          Nah, 9 months for embezzling 23 million from a former client. Min security and all that. A bit rough though, they always overcooked the steaks and I don’t think the produce was organic.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            Good news is you moved the proceeds to an offshore company you set up in Nevada, not Panama. So they’ll never find it.

            #TheFullGekko

          • MB30SD

            those barbaaaarians!!

    • MB30SD

      Do you really have to ask me? We’ve ‘known’ each other for almost 6 years now my maings. That’s an easy one

    • Ososfan

      Both!

      • MB30SD

        Good fucking call oso.

        Now that’s outside the box thinkin!!

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Excellent news, blogzies.

    Hollywood just greenlighted a movie version of ChiPs, starring the Rock as Ponch.

    • MB30SD

      BOOM!

    • Cormonster

      I seen a great 2-part episode of that show on Me TV a while back titled Roller Disco. It had it all. Leif Garrett was staying with John after him and his manager, Major Healy, had a falling out. John was pissed because tons of chicks were hanging out outside and Leif played the music too loud. Frank Burns and the short dude from F-Troop got chased by Ponch and John and crashed their car. In the climactic scene, Ponch and John caught the roller skating bank robbers played by Jim Brown and Spearchucker Jones. Epic scene in TV history. Then at the end Leif got his Hollywood pals to show up at a Roller Disco Police Fund Raiser with a beauty contest on roller skates. Major Healy and Leif made up at the end. They don’t make great TV like that anymore.

  • AlbertInTucson

    I guess New England is going to find out what they have in a #2 QB this season.

  • MB30SD

    An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman are drinking in a bar. A fly lands in the Englishman’s pint. The Englishman is incensed, and pushes his beer away and orders another. A fly lands in the Scotsman’s pint. The Scotsman looks at the fly shrugs, and just drinks the fly down. A fly lands in the Irishman’s pint. The Irishman is furious. He picks out the fly, and violently shakes the fly over his pint glass while screaming, “Spit it out, you wee bastard!”

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Classic

    • Irish Sweetness

      The Irish guy would be drinking the Englishman’s discarded pint.

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      • MB30SD

        Fucking pommys

    • That Guy

      An old favorite.

      Three Samurai are sitting at a bar. A fly comes near the first and wanting to show off a bit to his friends, the samurai deftly pulled out his sword and sliced the pest in half. Another fly came near and the second, wanting to best his drinking buddy, quickly pulled both of his swords, slicing the fly cleanly into four pieces on the bar. A final fly came near the oldest of the three and the wily old samuari squinted, cracked his neck and finally like flash swiped his sword near the tiny insect. The third fly did not fall on the bar; it did not split into pieces. Instead it quickly flew away from the group and the old man went back to his saki.

      “Old master, forgive me” said the first samurai, “but I have never seen you miss before!”
      “Is something wrong?” asked the second.

      “I don’t waste my time with pets” said the grizzled old man, “but I always spay or neuter them.”

  • MB30SD
    • Ribeyes for Operators

      snoochie boochie

  • #11. Mo Wilkerson.

    Yolo!

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Yeah but that contract.

      • But I think our Cutty window is now – 2-4 years, which is Mo’s prime.

        Let’s say we do happen to draft a D-stud at #11 (HIGHLY doubt he’ll be as good as Mo), we’d likely have to pay him Mo money anyways down the line.

        Plus, by the time he matures, Cutty will be like Romo old.

        • MB30SD

          Damn, Romo old

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Fair enough. Wouldn’t upset me if that’s what played out.

  • Shady

    Ogbah at 11 is a joke from what I’m reading and the tape I’ve watched. His measurables might be the same as Alson Smith, but they’re not even close to the same player ont he field. Int he 2nd? Maybe. But certainly not at #11.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’m feeling a CB at this stage. The best pass-rushers this year might be the ones under the radar.
      Need that CB depth. Or the three-pointer nobody is expecting, Laquon Treadwell.
      Doesn’t he become the BPA at 11? (If Elliott’s gone)

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Noooooooooo… Whether he is even the best wide receiver in the draft is questionable, and it’s not a great WR class to begin with.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Accepted. I’m off to look at a highlight reel now …. he’s 5’6 for all I know.

  • willbest

    Hawks need to step it up a notch

  • bearfaninde

    Zeke Elliott!!
    Coaches and/or Management not fully sold on Langford yet. No other reason to try to sign C.J.Anderson.
    Besides, Ellioot is supposed to be the RB closest to All-Day AP coming out of college.

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2016/03/08/draftezekiel-elliott-is-the-most-complete-rb-prospect-since-adrian-peterson/

    • MB30SD

      Smh

      • bearfaninde

        Please explain why you are SYH

        • MB30SD

          dude, you can’t come here 4 times a year and expect to get errathing we discuss erra day.

          If you would have been reading you’d know my position on this ad nauseum.

          NO MORE FUCKING RUNNING BACKS YO!!! ESPECIALLY NOT AT @11!!!!!!! WHEN OUR D SUCKED BALLS FOR THE LAST X YEARS.

          K, shouting done.

          dude, we already have like 5 RBs. Seriously… langford, carrey, and perry are a seriously good 1-2-3 punch if they all stay healthy… add urine to the RZ/SY plays and we’re pretty dangerous.

          Our D was abject dogshit… the equation is “1+1 =” maings. Simple math. let jerry overspend on him, we don’t NEED him. we NEED a defense worth a shit… just ask denver.

          • bearfaninde

            Dude…You have no idea how often I come here and I dont get this “we” stuff.

            If having 5 RBs is your rationale, ok. That’s a reasonable position. But the management and coaches obviously dont buy into your position (especially with Forte gone.) Evidence: C.J. Anderson.

          • MB30SD

            oh… well… fine then! hurumph! And it’s the royal “WE”… the regulars who’ve been posting here regularly (see how I did that) for years. Some of us have met in person, we’re kinda creepy online friends now.

            Here’s my deal man. We have three 6-7ish out of 10 RBs in Langford, carey, and perry. Langford could transcend to an 8 this year, who knows.

            I get they wanted anderson, but was that just more of a familiarity/open opportunity thing to pick up a known entity when langford isn’t? I think so.

            I don’t think the coaching staff is actively looking for a 4th 6-8 out of 10 RB, I think the anderson thing was just a, “oh shit, he’s available, we know him (and drafted him) and he’s available… let’s take a flyer”

            That’s my position. That said, I do agree with irish/canada that we’ll pick up another RB somewheres in the draft.

  • MB30SD
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    • Irish Sweetness

      Can we all start flagging these posts as inappropriate, guys? Top right.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Yup

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        But she’s making 98.00 per hour. 98.

      • MB30SD

        I already do

  • Irish Sweetness

    Is the “Without further adieu…” a cheeky play on “Without further ado …”? Jeff does that too.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      not Jefe, it’s AD, not sure how bright he is. and Jeff tweeted earlier that Jeff did not even edit it

      DaBearsBlog ‎@dabearsblog
      Written AND edited by the Dannehy. He’s going to own this week on DBB.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Jeff writes “Without further adieu..” sometimes too. It’s got to stop, or the grammar nazi is going to the clock tower with an M50 Barratt.

        • Jeff did write ‘irregardless’ once.

          We all have our broments

          • MB30SD

            *gasp!!!*

          • Irish Sweetness

            Supposably.

        • beninnorcal

          I believe you mean ‘Barrett’. Sorry to be the grammar Nazi.

          • MB30SD

            Ohhhhhhh, shiiiiit!!!

          • Grammar Super-Nazi?

            Kinda like Cobra Commander getting outranked by the Emperor later on.

          • Irish Sweetness

            You guys and your guns ….

          • beninnorcal

            ‘merika!’

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        It would appear that Jefe isn’t the only one who didn’t edit it.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Looks like the only way we’re getting a game-changing DE out of this draft is if we trade for Mo. Surely they’ll give us Mo if we just give them our 11. Not swap first-rounders, just give it to them.

  • bearfacts

    Buckner is a possibility only if Pace is willing to drop a couple of picks to trade up for him and then I think only if he gets to SF at #7 or Cleveland #8. If he’s still on the board there and we don’t trade up I can’t see the Bucs passing on him.

    Glad to see Ogbah on your list and no Leonard Floyd who has my vote for this years SEC “tweener bust”. Despite the arm length thing I still think Lawson would be their guy at #11 and Ogbah more the fall back if they trade down. The optional pick at #11 I see as Robinson. If Buckner isn’t attainable I believe it’ll be one of those two.

    Hargreaves is not the best fit for them and there are enough other CB prospects who are that I believe Pace will postpone that pick ’til later. Stanley is kind of a wild card pick at #11. He could be there and it might be a long time before the Bears draft high enough to get another shot at a ready made LT but I think their need to keep building the defense outstrips their need at LT. LT’s don’t win you championships and Leno is showing enough upside to live with for now.

    Dodd, Jackson and Lee are all guys they might hope will be available in two or late enough in one where a trade up for one of them using one of their two 4th round picks would get them their guy. Lee as a Safety prospect is intriguing but as an OLB no. If Pace takes Lawson or Robinson at #11 I’d love to see them take Jackson with their second pick. We’ve had a lot of success with 2nd round DB picks over the years and Jackson has the ideal size and skills Fangio likes.

  • bearfaninde

    Ezekiel Elliott

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