He’s bored. He’s currently unemployed (but not for long). So I asked my buddy, who was formerly the head pro personnel man for an NFL franchise, to break down the Bears roster. Here it is.
Quarterback: “Our college guys loved Trubisky. What he put on tape last year was unimpressive but if he can’t succeed with that staff and the talent they’ve acquired, it’s going to be on him.”
Running Back: “The strength of the roster.”
Receivers & Tight Ends: “As individuals, they are all talented. But that group has to play like a group. They have to be unselfish. They have to work hard for each other. And it’ll be interesting to see if Nagy can get those new boys, some making A LOT of money, to do that.”
Offensive Line: “I question the tackles, on the right side more than the left, and really only in the passing game. But Nagy and Helfrich are going to get the ball out of the quarterback’s hand much quicker than last season and those guys can hold up for 2-3 seconds. Underrated group.”
Defensive Line: “The two in the middle are men. Real men. Old school, NFL men. Not much else there.”
Outside Linebackers: “Vic is a good coach but that staff is not doing a great job with Floyd. All of his success is based on athleticism but he still plays undisciplined. But if he stays healthy he can still be a double-digit sack guy. Do they have another relevant rush guy?”
Inside Linebackers: “A+ unit.”
Note: This individual was the reason I became so high on Roquan Smith. He believed Roquan was the best player in this draft. Not best linebacker. Not best defender. Best player.
Defensive Backs: “Serviceable across the board. Fuller can play like a star at times but every other player back there is good, not great.”