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ATM: Guessing The Bears 2018 Big Board

| March 7th, 2018

Under Ryan Pace, the Bears have primarily targeted great athletes at positions of need in the first round. After the Combine, there’s no reason to expect that to be different this year. Here is how I suspect the team’s Big Board may look, as of today, with the assumption that top players like Bradley Chubb, Saquon Barkley and Minkah Fitzpatrick will already be off the board.

10. Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama

It’s entirely possible that the Bears are sick of waiting for Jon Bullard to emerge. There’s no reason Bullard shouldn’t have been starting over Mitch Unrein in his second season, but it didn’t happen. The Bears need a third stud up front so they don’t run Akiem Hicks into the ground.

9.  Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

Ridley came in a bit smaller than expected and didn’t test very well, coming in the seventh SPARQ percentile. That doesn’t mean he can’t be a good receiver, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be a great one and probably not worth a top 10 pick. Still, he could be a good option for the Bears if they were to trade back into the middle of the first round. More likely, their best bet will be addressing the receiver position in free agency.

8. Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

Doesn’t have the size or length the Bears look for at cornerback but he’s such a great athlete, they could overlook that. Generally thought to be the best CB in the draft.

7. Quenton Nelson, OL, Notre Dame

There’s a lot to be said about taking a guard in the top 10 but much of it could be moot if a team were to switch Nelson to tackle. Regardless, I don’t think the Bears would’ve hired the best offensive line coach in the world to take an already-polished guard in the top 10. Harry Hiestand gives the Bears the ability to take a guard in the mid-round and count on him developing into a stud so they can use their premium picks on premium positions.

6. Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College

This is my personal favorite option for the Bears but he falls just short of their arm-length standard. Landry’s arms measured 32.875 inches and if you look back at Pace and Fangio’s recent histories, you’ll see that 17 of the 19 defensive line and edge players their teams have drafted have had arms measuring at least 33 inches with the only exceptions being late round picks. Is Landry close enough? I hope so, but the evidence suggests otherwise.

5. Lorenzo Carter, Edge, Georgia

This is a lot higher than most people would have Carter but I see Leonard Floyd in him. If Pace loved Floyd, why wouldn’t he love Carter? The two had very similar statistics at Georgia, Carter is a little shorter and a little heavier, but he’s just as athletic. My biggest question is if the Bears want to duplicate Floyd or if they’re looking for a bigger, more physical player on the other side.

4. Marcus Davenport, Edge, UTSA

He’s raw, but pass rushers are hard to find so the Bears could grab him and make him Vic Fangio’s pet project. Davenport tested about the same as Chubb, who is expected to be drafted in the top five.

3. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech

Rare size for an inside linebacker at roughly 6’5″, 250 pounds. He also has extremely long arms and can really pose problems for teams trying to pass in the middle of the field. He’s a bit raw and doesn’t quite have the instincts teams would generally like, but makes up for it with his size and athleticism. The Bears defense was at its best last season when Christian Jones was playing next to Danny Trevathan. Edmunds is like Jones on steroids.

2. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

A player with the size and length the Bears like, but is he fast enough? That was the big question raised by his tape and it’s still a bit of a mystery. He ran a 4.49 in his first attempt in the 40-yard dash at the combine, then put up a 4.6. It doesn’t make sense. I hope he runs again at his pro day because, if he can get in the 4.4-range consistently, he’s a top-10 pick. One-year wonders haven’t scared Pace in the past and Jackson had a huge year with eight picks and two touchdowns. Pace has long been after a premier cornerback.

1. Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

We learned two years ago that the Bears really value the inside linebacker position and Smith is among the best prospects at that position to enter the league in a number of years. Edmunds has gotten a lot of the buzz in the off-season but Smith was the consensus best defensive player in college football last season and is a freak athlete himself. The Bears don’t have any long-term locks at linebacker.  Trevathan has suffered a number of serious injuries in his career and Nick Kwiatkoski seems to be a solid backup, but certainly not a star. The Bears can grab Smith and have their defensive leader for the next decade.

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  • SC Dave

    Can’t completely disagree on you point about Heistand re: Nelson, but there is a nastiness to that kid – a way he just *finishes people* – that I’m not sure you can teach.

    Maybe Big Mike can enlighten me here.

    • That Guy

      My concern about Edmunds is that he feels like this year’s Myles Garrett. An athletic freak, yes, with a shit-ton of upside, but it’ll take some time and coaching before that potential is realized.

      I mean, look at Urlacher. It took what, a year before the coaches figured out where his best fit was? He looked pretty pedestrian at WILL/SAM, and it wasn’t until Minter(?) got injured that Lach got put in the middle and everyone said, “oh yeah, that’s where he should be.”

      I get the same feeling about Edmunds. Being as young as he is, he might be best served being told “You are an ILB, and we’re not going to get cutsey with moving you around and making you learn 3 different positions and snap reactions”

      • SC Dave

        Good points. I suppose it depends on the cliched ‘football IQ’.

      • It’s not easy for any rook (outside HB) to impact the NFL.

        That’s why I didn’t really freak out at Floyd’s rook campaign. That’s rather typical for most pass rushers (Clowney and Garrett didn’t set the world on fire either).

        That’s what makes Marhon Lattimore and TreDavious White so impressive. As rooks, they balled. That’s rare.

        But even in hindsight Garrett likely goes #1 overall again cuz pass rushers just make that much of a difference.

        Just look at the Donks. Without Von Miller they were embarrassed in the SB with essentially the same team the following yr, he terrorized Cam and they won.

        I also have little doubt if T Harris was healthy in our SB, they likely win.

        But I digress.

        Athletic freaks are 2-3 yr investments (Floyd, it’s time mofo!).

        Edmunds could be the next Wagner or maybe even Lach, but the fans might have to be a little patient

        (Then again, for every Pepp there seems to be a bunch of Vernon Gholstons)

      • Irish Sweetness

        “…but it’ll take some time and coaching before that potential is realized.”

        So??

        • Sensible Sports Fan

          This. The kid is only going to 20 the week after the draft. He’s already shown solid football acumen, but at that age of course he will need time to develop. It’s a PLUS that he’s 20 years old. Drafting a 22 year old rookie who needs 2 years to develop puts him at 24, Edmunds would be just 22. You have a lot more prime years of a kid like Edmunds. That’s upside I’d bank on for sure. The coaches would have to like him, though, and he absolutely needs to come in for a private workout with Fangio and the staff. If they buy in, I will too.

    • Big Mike

      Big Mike would love to have Nelson as a Bear. Healthy Kyle Long, Cody and Nelson would be a bad ass interior line. It would be fantastic to watch that group develop. Top interior line in the league would be the expectation…..

      However, one of the great advantages of having the best OL coach in the game (in my view), is his approach to coaching. He’s patient, his teaching methods are exceptional but most NFL OL Coaches are pretty good at these things. HH’s is a master techician, combined with the type of attitude and approach to Offensive Lineman that made him one of ND’s top recruiters. Offensive Lineman are a different breed. It takes a coach who truly gets that and knows how to connect. Coming fresh off a stint in college, he’s ideal for taking the young guys on the OL and bringing them up 2-3 notches.

      If the Bears drafted Nelson, the impact of HH would be that Nelson’s success will come almost immediately. But HH is also going to make Whitehair, Leno and Massie better. Individual improvment with the veterans will be incremental. But the unit will play more cohesively. Jordan Morgan will take a big step up. Sowell, might not have enough raw material to work with to become a starter. But he’ll be a better back up. Grasu gets his last shot at making an impact. He might be the biggest benefactor of HH. Or he’s a bust..

      I believe that the Bears will pass on Nelson, and take OL in the 2nd or 3rd. I predict that player will be a guy who wasn’t a first round draft pick because he is “raw”. I also think the Bears pick up a late round D2 stud and have a bunch of OL UDFAs.

      So long story short, I agree with AD’s assesment.

      • catfish44

        grasu will always be a bust. he’s just not NFL material.

        • Big Mike

          There are valid reasons for that opinion. But most people that don’t like Grasu, can’t get over the fact that he got bull rushed and pushed into the backfield a couple times. I’m not saying he’s Olin Kreutz, but I believe he’s better than the rap he has. He is one of those guys who is basically on his last chance to make a name for himself in the NFL. I’m hoping he can add some lower body strength, improve his footwork and improve under the direction of HH.

          • catfish44

            pushed around far more than ” a couple of times”.

          • Big Mike

            If you look at the tape like I have, his worst games were this year when the Bears had a makeshift OL. During his rookie season he was making great progress when he had solid OGs next to him. Then Whitehair exploded onto the scene at Center when Grasu was injured. He very well may be a bust. But I think he might surprise us this year.

          • catfish44

            we will always disagree on him.

          • Big Mike

            you’re betting with house money. Odds are he’s a bust. But this is the best opportunity he’s ever going to have and I just see something that HH might be able to reach.

          • leftcoastdave

            And he has his old college coach at OC.

          • Big Mike

            Grasu? I did not make that connection.

          • Sensible Sports Fan

            He’s also going to be two years removed from his ACL injury. His strength and conditioning going into the 2017 season had to be stunted due to his ACL recovery. He should be able to be in far better shape coming into this off-season.

          • Big Mike

            That’s what I’m saying. It would be like found money, if he was an above average starter. I think the Bears still draft two OL. Maybe even take Nelson if he’s there, thinking he can be a T. But why wouldn’t ND and HH have him there in College? If anyone knows if he can make the transition it would be HH.

          • Sensible Sports Fan

            I actually agree here. I don’t think Grasu is as horrible as many make him out to be. When he’s been on the field of late, he hasn’t looked out of place.

      • catfish44

        agree with you on nelson. bears need difference makers/ all-pros. nelson will be one.

      • SC Dave

        “As a blocker, my mindset is to dominate,” Nelson said. “I want to dominate all my opponents and take away their will to play the game.”

        I just want this guy. As Jacob Infante at wcg wrote:

        “Those are the words of a man who was put on this planet Earth to demolish people and eat their souls. Those are the words of a man who would make a great Chicago Bear.”

        • Big Mike

          I know right. He has the skills to do it to.

        • That is pretty bad ass.

          If only he could kill Vadgers and Lesbo on the other side of the ball like we need.

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          Olin would be proud.

      • leftcoastdave

        Eggs Actly. HH is a resource from which trades and more draft capital will come in the future. And all of the talk of getting “a 95” or “a 90, potential HOF, yada yada” goes out the window with me when we need as many young bodies as we can get this year. That 8 can and should be traded down this year, early and often. Four from the top 75 would be better than two from the top 40.

        • Big Mike

          I felt like that last year, I don’t disagree completely. Especially if we can get Buffalo’s? 21st and 22picks in the first round. At the same time, I’m falling in love with the way this draft might break with Barkley, Chubb a bunch of QBs coming off the board, leaving the Bears with a closet full of the top players who line up with needs. We don’t need a QB in round 1, We don’t need Barkley. If 3 QBs go that’s 5 players off the board, bears have effectively the 3rd pick of the draft.

          I think the big disappointment is going to be Tampa taking Nelson. The guy at the top of AD’s list Roquan Smith is now rumored to have a medical red flag. (Saw this note at Walter football). The OT from ND Mcglinchy? might be a surprise pick. You’ve got your pick of WRs, one of the top CBs or even a team gettting nervous about a QB being there to trade with.

  • That Guy

    I’m optimistic about the Bears’ prospects in FA and the draft, despite the holes and concerns on the roster.

    Why am I optimistic? WR cannot get worse than it was last year. A warm turd on a roller skate would be an upgrade. Play calling will be better. Unfreeze a caveman, stick a crowbar through his skull, and feed him a steady diet of Froot Loops and arsenic, and have him design/call the plays, and the play calling will be better than Foxy’s crap last year.

    Compared to the turd sandwich of a pass offense called by a giant douche, and there’s nowhere to go but up. So maybe Pace tries to be cute and signs a warm turd on a roller skate to be WR1, and plows all his picks and FA money into the LP corps. I’m still happy.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I disagree that WR can’t get any worse, I wonder if people have really considered what our offense is going to look like for a year or two? Balls will be sailing into positions where there are no Bears’ receivers … a lot.

  • That Guy

    Smith at ILB sounds good and his tape is impressive with him in space.

    BUT 6’1″ 225? That’s light. Almost SS light. Tre is 15 lbs heavier at the same height (and is Smith REALLY 6’1″, or is he 6′ 0.502″?… combine heights always get inflated). Maybe he can run with a TE, but at 225 he’s gonna get buried by any OL that make it past the LOS.

    • he weighed over 235 at the Combine and still tested well. Plenty of size.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He does NOT have plenty of Size.

        We’re talking Linebacker.

  • That Guy

    And no to Ridley in round 1 at all.

    If the Bears are lucky enough to trade back and pick up some round 2/3 picks, use those picks to get at the depth in the WR class this year. 1st round pick needs to be on the defensive side of the ball, unless can’t-miss O-talent is there. And Ridley is NOT can’t-miss.

  • That Guy

    Sorry for the post-diarrhea, but the hip is acting up today and while I’m loopy on meds and got the day off work, I’m here.

    I’m in for Edmunds. Coach him right. Put him at ILB. Let him learn. Gradually introduce him to rush responsibilities. But the guy has the size and speed to be elite in the middle of the field. At 19, don’t over complicate his life or stunt his development with making him the swiss army knife of the defense.

    • SC Dave

      I like that idea that *if he can handle it*, he seems to have the physical attributes to play inside *or* edge, and versatility is a very good trait.

      That said, I do agree that it would be best not to do to him what has been done to Whitehair. Give him at least a couple of seasons to get good at one or the other.

      • Bear Instincts

        When have the Bears ever done anything so smart as to manage a player correctly?

        • SC Dave

          Rarely. I have written about that repeatedly since Nagy was hired. It would be nice if we *finally* have a staff that can:
          1) Tailor an offensive system to the talent on the roster
          2) Develop players

          In the Lovie Smith regime, it would be very difficult to claim that the Bears did not develop *defensive* players. One could argue that Fangio has done a reasonable job too with guys like Goldman, Amos, and Fuller.

          But in my 50+ years as a Bears fan, I cannot think of a single staff that actually developed players on the offensive side of the ball. It would be so cool.

  • CaponeBot 1.0

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    • Scharfinator

      That’s to describe how he comes up with his ideas 😛

      Kidding, of course, Andrew.

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  • leftcoastdave

    “Under Ryan Pace, the Bears have primarily targeted great athletes at positions of need in the first round.”
    And I hope he gets away from that boom/bust mentality.
    This should be the year that 8 gets traded down for as much additional capital as possible and the top three picks should be CB/LB/Edge in no particular order.
    And if Pace does not out bid the Cheese for MO, I will be very disappointed. Its time for the Monsters of the Midway to be back on the turf at Soldiers Field.

    • Bear Instincts

      This is not the year to trade back. We are still one season away from being the MOTM. If we hs solid rotational pieces and Bullard was what we thought he would be by now then getting MoWilk would be putting us over the top.

    • SC Dave

      I disagree.

      • leftcoastdave

        And that is what makes a horse race.

  • CanadaBear

    If the Bears take Edmunds at 8 I’d assume he would play OLB. 8 seems way too high to take an ILB.

    • SC Dave

      That would be my guess too.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I don’t get the too high argument. Just like the it’s too high to take a G at 8. If they end up being 10+ year starters I don’t really give a damn if they were drafted too high.

      • CanadaBear

        Lots of athletes can play ILB, OLB not so much.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          I understand that but if they are great I don’t care. And he would be a MASSIVE upgrade over Jones/Kwiatowski at ILB

          • CanadaBear

            Not sure about that but we’ll know more in a while.

    • Big Mike

      Who makes up these rules about when you can draft certain positions. If you think the guy is a future pro-bowler you take him and let him play his spot.

      • CanadaBear

        I just don’t think it’s that hard to find a decent ILB.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          Why settle for decent?

          • CanadaBear

            I think there are way more pressing needs than ILB.

          • Big Mike

            Urlacher changed the Bears trajectory. If you look real hard, this guy has the same skill set Urlacher did coming out of college. Wouldn’t you like to see the Bears cover a TE in the next decade 🙂

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            He was drafted 9th, that was way too high we should not have taken him.

          • CanadaBear

            And you know Edmunds is as good as #54?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            It is a crapshoot. No one knew Urlacher was going to be who he became. I just don’t think we should limit our options in any way.

          • CanadaBear

            I agree with ya. That’s why I think he should play OLB (where the Bears are absolutely desperate). If he can’t cut it there, put him at ILB. I thought Jones played well last year. They didn’t have anyone playing at a high level at OLB after Floyd went down.

          • Bear Instincts

            moving him around is only going to make things worse. stick him in one spot and let him learn unless he absolutely sucks

          • Irish Sweetness

            ILB is the premier position though – if you have the smart guy that can do it, you try him at ILB, not the other way around.

          • CanadaBear

            Look which position gets paid more. That should tell you all you need to know.

          • Lach himself looked avg until he moved 3 feet over and became a HOFer.

            Never know.

          • Big Mike

            You can only take QBs, Edge Rushers and LTs in the top 10.

          • CanadaBear

            I’d rather see a guy terrorize the QB. I get all the hype about Edmunds but the team desperately needs more pass rush. I’ll believe Edmunds has #54 talent when I see it.

          • Big Mike

            Of course you don’t just project to be a future HOF, but look at his tape. Quick reads, patient and explosive. Can play side to side, going forward and dropping back. Rare skill set. Tremaine Edmunds is also going to be a good player. He’s got the physical traits, I just have questions about guys like him. What you will read about him is great athlete, lacking instinct or poor technique/raw. That’s a guy who is just physically better than his competition, by a lot. That gap closes in the NFL . He might be the guy that improves with coaching. Or he might be the low football IQ never gonna get better in the NFL guy.

          • CanadaBear

            That’s my main beef. The Bears desperately need an OLB that can help out with the pass rush. After Floyd went down the next best was Houston and he was picked up off the street.

          • Big Mike

            Can’t draft for position in the top 10. Have to draft BPA according to your board. We’ll never know exactly how the Bears’ draft board lines up.

          • Bear Instincts

            BPA looks to be Q.Nelson. If he is still on the board at 8 raft him and solidify the center of the line. 1st round should always be BPA followed by NEED in the 2nd.

          • Big Mike

            I don’t think he lasts that long. It also all depends on Pace’s board. In my view there are 3 or 4 guys that will be there who are very much worth the 8th pick of the draft and have the potential to be impact players YR1. None of these guys looks like a K.W. in the making.

          • Lemme ask you this, how much worse did Kush or Slauson look than Long?
            One was a 1st rder. The other two cheap ass FAs

            This is why I caution against drafting any OG top 10.

          • Scharfinator

            Long was a reach for first round too. It worked out pretty well (assuming we let him heal at some point), but it was out of left field.

          • Irish Sweetness

            But Nelson is not ANY guard, and I heard SFA about Kyle Long before the draft.
            I guess I just haven’tr seen what others have seen in him.

            They’re using names like John Hannah around this guy.

          • Irish Sweetness

            That would be your 6’5 WR.

          • BPA is as likely to bust as reaching for need though Mike.

            (I.E. White vs Beasly)

            Might as well reach (a little) for need.

            Can’t “reach” for a pass rusher at 10 if he grades out as a 2nd rder, but if he’s in the low teens, that might trump OG or even ILB.

          • Bear Instincts

            “great athlete, lacking instinct or poor technique/raw. That’s a guy who is just physically better than his competition, by a
            lot. That gap closes in the NFL . He might be the guy that improves
            with coaching. Or he might be the low football IQ never gonna get
            better in the NFL guy.”

            thanks for the knowledge mike. you are spot on with my biggest concern. sounds like k.white to me. great athlete but can’t run a route tree. this is why Pace gets paid the big buck to make these decisions.

          • Instincts is his only knock but def something Pace has to evaluate

          • Big Mike

            Instinct is just that. You can’t really teach it. You have to keep putting film, situations, reps, etc in front of a player until the bell goes off. Instinct, is much more important on defense than offense with the exception of QB and RB. An edge rusher without instinct is a terrible thing.

          • Instincts can be honed though, esp if you catch someone young.

            I think our entire educational, military and sports apparatus is based on that premise.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I respectfully and completely disagree. Instincts are what you have, they’re not something you get. And they never change. Habit-forming is perhaps what you mean.

            Let us not for one second think that the educational and military institutions have a clue what they’re doing

          • Big Mike

            I don’t know if I agree. Maybe on the Edge, moves, counter moves along with technique and conditioning as it relates to pass rushing. But the LB instinct of “Knowing” the game and anticipating and reacting in a millisecond I don’t know if that’s something you can teach. See Jon Bostic. See a dozen other special athletes, who were just a click slow to react.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Instincts are everything. Defense is instinctive. You have to move on the snap.

          • Irish Sweetness

            He’s a better rusher than Lac, he can shed blocks for one.

          • Big Mike

            Irish, is that you?

          • Irish Sweetness

            He put us in the SB. He beat Arizona without an offense. The Mike position is talismanic for us, and we deserve a stud at Mike, which we do not have.

          • Big Mike

            I don’t remember. But I think he wrote that Saquon and Chubb were both off the board already

          • Irish Sweetness

            This. Decent doesn’t win Lombardis.

        • BenderMcLugh

          to be fair he projects more than decent, like the Big Q guard. glad I don’t have to decide that’s for sure

        • Ur correct.
          We got Tre and Freeman in the same offseason for cheap.

          The MLB prospect would have to be a maniac to earn a top 10 slot

          • Irish Sweetness

            Neither Trevathan nor Freeman are Tremaine Edmunds. And never will be.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Decent? We’re the Bears. We want the Best.

      • It”s about supply demand.
        QBs, LTs, Rush are coveted more because great ones are rare and almost never hit FA.
        Meanwhile great everything else hit FA way mor frequently (for instance Norwell , Dion Lewis, etc)

        • Big Mike

          I understand that, but I don’t buy it. Because at the end of the day, there won’t be 3 players the Bears have evaluated with the exact same score. Lets say a player that they project to be a future all-pro, best at his position in several drafts is a 95+, while a guy who is going to be a pro-bowler 1 or 2 times in his career is a 90-95. 80-90 good to very good starters, 70-80s capable starters etc. In the first round the Bears are going to have 2-4 players with a 90 or better. Only one of those guys is a 95. He’s a guard. My opinion. The point is they won’t have three equally graded players at various positions. Now if you want to add bonus points because they play a position like QB, LT or Rush, that’s a very valid position. I know teams do that at QB.

          My problem with it this year, is I wholeheartedly think Nelson is a 95+ and the edge rushers that are available aren’t that great. Chubb is the only guy I’d say is a 90+. The Roquan Smith is my second highest rated player after Nelson.

          • I asked this before, and I think both sides have valid arguments but

            Would you draft Kreutz, Lach or Idonije @ #8?

            (given what we know now)

          • Irish Sweetness

            Where’s Saquon?

      • willbest

        If you think a guy will be a future pro-bowler, but also think he will fall to the 3rd, then you take him in the 2nd.

        • Big Mike

          Cody Whitehair. I think in the run up to the draft, the 2nd and 3rd round are highly overlooked. It’s simple math easier to evaluate the top 50 or so, vs the top 200. Plus mocking them to different teams has exponentially more variables.

      • Irish Sweetness

        At whatever price you took him at. If Edmunds is our future legendary Mike, draft him at 8.

    • evantonio

      We took ‘Lach at 9. Was that also too high?

      • CanadaBear

        nope

        • Truly generational ILBs are worth a top 10.
          Luke, Lach, I would argue even guys like Willis or Wagner.
          They have to be able to do it all and have the size, athleticism, instincts and leadership to warrant that pick.

          By most accounts, Edmunds checks all the boxes.

          • CanadaBear

            My whole thing is the Bears desperately need an OLB with some jam and they are hard to find. If he can’t cut it at OLB try him at ILB.

          • SC Dave

            I am fine with that strategy. As long as they don’t ping-pong him like Whitehair

          • I’m with you. I believer in positional value. We have had a good track record with developing OGs.

            I don’t know how much of a drop off Kush or Slauson were from Long (a 1st rder) but to me it wasn’t gigantic, not enough to warrant the 1st.

            I would def try Edmund at OLB, and if not, move him to ILB. I think he can do both.

            If Christian Jones learned to do both, so can Edmunds.

            (Fulton), Kush and Morgan can be good, IMO.

            We should find out.

            If Pace is skeptical that those guys can perform, throw bank at Norwell or take a chance on Pugh (who also can play RT).

      • Irish Sweetness

        And he was a safety.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Nah. We haven’t had a Mike since Lac. We need an icon, a talisman. If he’s there we’re lucky.

      Anyway. he can rush from the OLB position or stay inside. He’s versatile because he’s a freak.

  • CanadaBear

    Just read Jeff Triplette is retiring. The NFL is losing (actually winning) two of the worst refs in the league this off season. Hochuli and Triplette. Yeah!

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      But we are still getting a Hochuli, his son is now a ref.

      • CanadaBear

        Al assures me his kid is a decent ref. He’s seen him ref in college ball.

    • BerwynBomber

      Don’t both have spawn who are still wearing the NFL’s stripes?

      I loathed Triplett. Hochuli was a clown but I generally found his games officiated medicorely.

      Triplett’s were an infuriating disaster.

      • CanadaBear

        Al disliked Hochuli the most and you and I disliked Triplette the most. I thought Hochuli was worse than that but I totally agree he wasn’t as bad as JT.

    • Addition by subtraction

  • SC Dave

    I just realized that we cannot wait until 2020 to win the Super Bowl. Next season will be the 100th season of the Chicago Bears.

    Need the title that year, damnit.

    • Bear Instincts

      lol…tell Pace to pay for MoWilk and Dontari Poe, Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins and
      Andrew Norwell

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I am with you Dave. 16-0 in reg season and SB Champs

    • Next season firsr back to back SB champs!

      • SC Dave

        Hah! Works for me. What I realized was not clear from my post is that “next” season means 2019.

  • catfish44

    excellent article re: bears free agency and draft. i really like what he projects in bears free agency. ”As is the case with any pre-free agency mock draft, this mock is based off of assumptions. These are a list of things that I’m going to assume will happen to the Chicago Bears in free agency:

    Kyle Fuller is re-signed
    Two wide receivers are added, but one of them is not Jarvis Landry
    Another starting cornerback is signed
    Trey Burton heads to Chicago
    Bobby Massie stays on the team
    A backup quarterback – presumably Chase Daniel – is brought in
    An placeholder edge rusher is signed in free agency
    With those in mind, let’s take a look at how all seven rounds could shake up for the Bears.” ———–https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2018/3/7/17081002/2018-nfl-mock-draft-predicting-all-seven-rounds-for-the-chicago-bears-offseason

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Do you ever have a thought of your own or do you just regurgitate other people’s articles?

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

        That dildo thing was pretty original.

        • SC Dave

          I guess it’s good I didn’t see it?

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            No. Original. But no, not good.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          That wasn’t even him. Someone trolls him. For a bit I thought it might be you.

    • Irish Sweetness

      All moves which are semi-solid but don’t get you any closer to being a SB squad. Fair?

      • catfish44

        fuller, another cornerback, burton and great drafting could.

  • Scharfinator

    Did I miss it or has no one mentioned THE biggest offseason news for the Bears?

    HOCHULI IS RETIRING

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      You missed it. It has been mentioned several times, even once in this thread.

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

        LOL.

      • Scharfinator

        Aww, okay, well I’m glad there has been proper rejoicing.

    • CanadaBear

      Both Hochuli and Triplette are pulling the plug. The NFL is much better for it!

      • AlbertInTucson

        …and I approve this message!

      • Sactowns#1

        Does triplette have a son they can install?

        • CanadaBear

          Not that I’m aware of! Hopefully his replacement is someone from the family tree.

    • ButtonShoes

      I’m sure whoever the NFL replaces him with will find a way to give the Peckers every single call and penalize us every chance they can when we play them.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        They are keeping it in the family. His son is now a ref.

      • CanadaBear

        I have to laugh at the NFL website. There is always something about the Fudgies being wonderful on the home page. My recent favorite was GB was FA destination. Take away Erin and GB would be a penal colony for most young athletes.

        • Scharfinator

          It’s amazing what a HOF QB will do for a place.

          • CanadaBear

            I actually like GB and the surrounding area but I’m not in my early 20’s looking to chase girls and after hours thrills.

        • John F

          I saw a documentary once where some of the black players on the Packers in the 60’s asked Lombardi if they could go to Milwaukee to get their hair cut because there were no barbers in Green Bay that knew how to cut their hair.

      • evantonio

        He’s being replaced by Shawn Hochuli, his son.

        Blog bless nepotism.

        • SC Dave

          Been reading Russka, an historical novel in preparation for my trip
          to Moscow and St. Petersburg for group play this summer. It was
          recommended by an old friend as a reasonable way to understand more
          about what makes Russians who they are.

          Long ago, I thought the Communists were pretty ruthless for liquidating every shred of the Romanovs, but it was the smartest thing they ever did. Not that they set a high bar, but still…

          Let’s hope it never comes to that with the aforementioned ‘dynasty’

          • Irish Sweetness

            I don’t maintain many friendships, but I keep in touch with two of my Russian friends. They’re good people.

      • WP4Life

        His son is replacing him. Seriously.

  • catfish44

    Georgia LB Roquan Smith was red-flagged medically “by a number of teams,” according to Tony Pauline.
    With that said, Pauline suggests it will not “drag” down Smith’s evaluation. We interpret that as teams outside of the range of Smith’s projection might have concerns and his top 10 fit is still in place. This is something to monitor as we move forward. Mar 5 – 9:49 AM
    Source: Draft Analyst—————-http://www.rotoworld.com/recent/cfb/134096/roquan-smith

    • catfish44

      re: past injuries. i don’t know beyond that.

    • Irish Sweetness

      How about a ‘midget flag’ and a ‘won’t shed any blocks’ flag?

  • AlbertInTucson

    So, regarding the CHICAGO ANIMAL T-Shirt, most of us DO realize that the Blackhawks do NOT represent a bird…?

    • Sactowns#1

      Hu?

      • AlbertInTucson

        Black Hawk was a Sauk Chief thus, the majestic Native American profile on the Blackhawks sweater and not a bird.

        • BenderMcLugh

          The lobby of one of the buildings in the loop has a profile metal bust of all of the Illinois native americans that various places are named after. It’s a circular lobby, but unfortunately I forget which building, but it’s very cool to see.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Never been to the UC. Saw all my Blackhawks & Bulls back in the day at the Stadium.

          • John F

            The Chicago Stadium was awesome, I know it was a pit but man, when that place got loud, you could feel it in your bones.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Great views with the first and second balconies hanging over the ice or court and
            Al Melgard at the Mighty Stadium Organ!

          • BenderMcLugh

            same here, old Chicago Stadium man, that was the BEST. Unfortunately only saw the Blackhawks though, never got to see Jordan. And during the National Anthem when everyone would stomp their feet, it was like the stadium was going to collapse. Hard to forget.

          • Irish Sweetness

            A government building? A government that was responsible for their genocide? Tell me it’s not a govt. building.

        • Sactowns#1

          I’m just wondering what the Chicago Animal T shirt is.

  • SC Dave
    • evantonio

      Damn. No Conte reunion.

      • SC Dave

        Somehow the guy just sticks. Actually, his numbers last year were pretty good. Especially the one we never quite got – appearing in 16 games.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      How is Conte only 29? It felt like he was with us for 10 years.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Got to love the off-season:
    Trubs is “really excited”: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/07/mitchell-trubisky-really-excited-about-matt-nagys-arrival/
    K. White is “busting his tail” : http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/07/kevin-white-busting-his-tail-in-workouts-with-mitchell-trubisky/

    Not sure how long a tail takes to heal after it being busted, probably start the season on the PUP.

  • catfish44

    RE: JOSH JACKSON. NFL draft: One college DB coach chimes in on what he saw at combine. Anonymous scouting takes must be taken with a grain of salt when it comes to the NFL draft.

    Is the person dispensing unbiased information? How much have they seen the players? Do they know what they’re talking about?

    Keep all those things in mind when you read the impressions of one college defensive backs coach, a man who has spent the past 15 years in various defensive roles at a few different schools and who has coached defensive backs for more than a decade total. Iowa CB Josh Jackson — “He was not good [Monday]. Scouts got him at 4.57 to 4.62 [his electronic 40-yard time was 4.56]. He looked stiff. If you’re taking him with a first-round pick, that’s risky to me.”——————http://www.profootballweekly.com/2018/03/06/nfl-draft-one-college-db-coach-chimes-in-on-what-he-saw-at-combine/a3lds8v/

    • catfish44

      same guy on……………Ohio State CB Denzel Ward — “Big time. First round. Denzel is real.”

      Louisville CB Jaire Alexander — “Also big time. I think he’s [a first-rounder].”
      Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick — “Fitz is real. Five-tool player. Will be a big-time safety. Ballhawk, fast, smart, loves ball, can cover the slot. He’s big time.”

  • Sactowns#1

    In all honesty, I want Kevin White to come back and dominate. I know we have given the guy a lot of grief, but to see someone turn their luck around and start winning is always a feel good story. I see he’s been working with Gomer and I’m glad. Maybe they’ll create one of those special connections like Montana and Rice or Manning and Harrison. just saying, lets not throw in the towel on KW just yet. Let’s cheer the guy on.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Would love to see White beat the odds and be productive on the field.

      I’m not rooting against it, I just have a hard time seeing it given his original skill set vs.breaking his leg twice in less than 2 years.

      • Scharfinator

        Yup. I’m expecting little. If he shows up and becomes a star, awesome. I’d be happy for the guy overcoming adversity too.

        It’s just unlikely.

        • SC Dave

          So long as he keeps his humility. Otherwise I wont like him

          • Scharfinator

            He can be cocky, as long as he is good. And not the kind of cocky that pisses off his teammates.

    • evantonio

      he’s going to come back, dominate, then leave us and sign with the packers.

      FUCK.

      • Sactowns#1

        Now this would be a real Bears story.

    • SC Dave

      I can’t think anyone really wants him to fail*. It’s not as if he’s been a dick, or shows signs of working hard.

      But I’m not holding my breath. If he became anywhere near as good as Marvin Harrison, it would be amazing. Of course, we’d have to start paying him a lot more.

      * well, maybe “M”HBP, just to be contrary.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        not this time.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I haven’t given up on him. Can’t believe he goes from being in the argument for best WR of his class … to muppet … just like that.

  • BerwynBomber
  • CaponeBot 1.0

    Breaking News: Michael Bennett is an asshole….and has been traded to the Eagles for a cheesesteak and a 7th rounder in the 2023 draft.

  • CRAZYBEARNORTH48

    If Nelson is there at 8

    Don’t we can pass him up

    • Irish Sweetness

      In that scenario I hope Edmunds is already by gone by 8. Then we’re good.

  • CaponeBot 1.0

    Breaking News: Martellus Bennett is an asshole….and is being released by the Patriots

    • Bear Instincts

      So we are bring him back???

    • CanadaBear

      At some point people in the NFL will figure out that the Bennett Bros aren’t worth the trouble. Now that their careers are in decline it’s just a matter of time.

  • Malice Halice

    Tremaine Edmunds , Roquan Smith , should be the main 2 targets at #8. Those 2 guys are by far way better than any guy in FA. More than half of that 80mil going towards rebuilding the offense n the draft is gonna be dominated with defensive picks, n a WR in the second round. Danny T is good n all but we can have him mentor Smith n trade Danny for a 2nd rounder or something the following year. This is gonna be the best offseason in franchise history. I can feel it!

    • leftcoastdave

      I hope you are right in your final analysis but wrong about the FA spending. I want to see most of it spent on rebuilding the Monsters of the Midway and the first three picks being CB/ILB/OLB, not in that particular order.

      • Malice Halice

        I feel that Pace is gonna have to make it rain a bit to get some all-pro caliber guys to help on offense. WR, WR, TE, OL, n then CB, LB Corp, given the fact we’re more desperate at WR I can see 20mil alone goin to 2 maybe 3 guys total, we still need to get a TE n some protection. All those holes are best filled with young established vets. Defense maybe cost us 30mil total cuz we gettin a all-pro caliber defensiveman don’t know if it’s gonna be corner or LB

  • Malice Halice

    Given the fact we didn’t pick up Ogletree today, that savage LB that left the 9ers last year (forgot his name) is a clear indication that we’re drafting a LB at #8. We easily can afford that contract (even tho that’s HALF our salary cap) so I can fathom the idea of lettin him pass by.

    • SC Dave

      Because he is not worth the price? Because even last year his team didnt want him?

      • Malice Halice

        Oh he’s worth the price ! But from a business perspective I can see gettin more guys for 42mil instead of 1

        • SC Dave

          No, he’s worth what Pace chooses to offer. And he does not sign, so be it.

          In the end, he’s worth what he gets, your speculation aside.

          • Malice Halice

            Ogletree is better than EVERY defensive player we have on our roster, by a long shot. Speculation is irrelevant when the talent comparison is that noticeable. Bringing him in we can get rid of some more bums to come up with some more pocket change.

          • SC Dave

            In a league that most highly values defensive player that can get to the QB, Akiem Hicks as a defensive tackle has 25 sacks in the last 5 years. Ogletree, playing one of the two premier sack positions in the NFL (OLB) has 5.5 in the same period.

    • Sactowns#1

      Two picks for Ogletree is quite a bit. If that’s two early round picks in this year they’re committing suicide.

  • leftcoastdave

    FWIW, Eric Lambert:

    “One thing is for certain, from what I’ve been told by sources the
    Bears are expected to be more aggressive this year than any time before
    under Pace.

    “Bears are ‘salivating’ over the possibilities in free agency. Nagy and Pace are ‘anxious and excited.”

    People best get ready. It’s going to get crazy.”

    We all hope!!!!!

    • Malice Halice

      How can we fuck up having 80 mil to spend? That’s the biggest question, as I mention before if Pace don’t make a power play within the first few hours next Wednesday I’m losing hope INSTANTLY! When Jax n NYG had over 100mil 2 or 3 years ago they didn’t play no games pickin up the top guys available. We should be gettin the best ranked guy for atleast 3 positions in FA. I EXPECT nothing less!

    • SC Dave

      Lambert posts stuff all over the map. So the FWIW answer is “not much”.

  • Malice Halice

    Oh another thing fellas, don’t be surprised if Jordan Howard or Cody Whitehair get traded. Jordan is a great runner don’t get me wrong but he don’t fit our scheme at all. Keepin him with our future RPO playbook will have us looking like the Vikings with Peterson on 3rd down. So I’d be willing to trade him n a 4th of next year for L.Bell! If we get Bell there’s no need to fret about the WR position cuz he’ll make up more than enough for those guys. TE as well, we can save more money there and let Adam develop. Him Cohen Cam n (?) will be more than enough for receptions. Now my reason for shipping Cody is simple. He is a talented AND versatile lineman that most if not ALL teams covet. That Heinrich coach we got can EASILY develop guys we pick up in the draft or cheap in FA n TRADE Cody for SHERMAN OR CHANCELLOR! Or trade Cody for Sanders! Idk, we can get some savage ass talent for those 2guys that we can afford to trade.

    • SC Dave

      Trading Cody or Jordan is fucking stupid in both cases.

      Where do you get this silly crap?

      If the staff cannot figure out how to get value out of players that good, then fuck us because we’re doomed for another 6 to 8 years of abject suckness.

      And this time, wasting a QB (well, maybe a QB) while we’re at it.

      • willbest

        I could see Jordan getting traded. Butch is right, he isn’t a WCO RB

        • SC Dave

          It would be a clear indicator that the staff cannot adapt, or develop players, IMO.

          And doom use to at least another half decade of irrelevance

          • Malice Halice

            Runners are like weedmen in the city. There’s plenty! N if u look hard enough you will find some dank for the low. How many savage RB been drafting post 3rd round? Come on man expand your mind.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Well that explains it. Put down the dank weed, and sober up a bit.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            or at least share it with the rest of us.

          • SC Dave

            I think he’s trolling, man.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            You are way too quick to throw out the term ‘troll’

          • willbest

            Hand skills don’t really seem like something you can teach.

        • Malice Halice

          Cody can leave as well, we have a world renown OL coach! He can develop guys with ease. Teams get hot n bothered for OL guys n Cody is one of the best up n coming guys, we don’t need him as much as other teams do cuz we have the management to adapt.

          • willbest

            Cody can fit the scheme. Howard can’t. You don’t go selling young, talented, cheap players that can develop in your coaches system for the next 5 years. They are far more valuable than you are going to get in return. You do shop players that aren’t a good fit though.

          • Malice Halice

            I understand that, but if da cowboys call u saying we’d give u dez n 3rd for him what’s your move? Or if the broncos call willing to give up Sanders n a pick? Raiders n Crabtree? Cody can get us a bonafide WR or what else position he wants. Just a thought.

          • willbest

            I tell them all to sod off, every single deal you listed is horrible.

          • Malice Halice

            Damn. I thought those were good options! Welp, nevermind.

          • willbest

            Crabtree is likely to get cut. Sanders might get cut. So trading talent for people you can get for free is silly. Neither one of them solves our WR problems even if we did trade for them though.

            Now lets look at Dez Bryant. He does have the WR1 potential but he is a basket case, and his catch % over the last 3 years is 49%. Even if you ignore the year of no QB he has only been 52% with Dak Prescott. And while he was healthy last year he missed 10 games over the previous two season. He is also 29 years old, meaning that you only expect him to be around the next 3 years and you don’t anticipate his play to improve in that time.

            Cody Whitehair by contrast is 25 years old and you expect to get at least 7 years out of him. playing at a high level with the versatility to play all the interior line positions.

            Now you did add a 3rd, which adds a little intrigue, but you got to understand the odds of finding a pro-bowl talent in the 3rd is somewhere around 3%, and even finding a long term starter is a crapshoot.

          • SC Dave

            In contrast, Jordan Howard caught 72% of his targets last season. A big improvement from the 58% his rookie season. But in both cases, considerably better than Dez.

          • willbest

            Dez by contrast averages 13 Y/R where Jordan averaged 5.4. And its also the type of catch you get from him. Nobody is expecting the explosion of Cohen who really wasn’t all that much better at 6.7 Y/R and 75% catch. Difference is Cohen is a threat to turn dog shit into a a home run.

            Jordan is a better pure runner than Matt Forte, but assuming Nagy doesn’t fall too far from the tree, he is going to be more interested in a Matt Forte than Jordan Howard.

          • Irish Sweetness

            And had 5 drops, same as Travis Kelce. Demariyous Thomas had 2 more.

            Julio Jones Jimmy Graham, Sanu, Paul Richardson and Dez Bryant had more.

          • Malice Halice

            Yea I see what you’re saying I was up in observatory at that time n forgot Sanders was a potential sacrifice to get cousins. If I took a lil bit more time I could’ve conjured a better option but most likely not. Just a thought. It’d be nice to us go tit for tat with a lil bit of then some to see this team propel. I said it first tho just remember.

          • Irish Sweetness

            We have some receivers, it’s the heigth we’re missing and that won’t be bought in FA.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            The last time we had the “best” OL coach we were stuck with Webb for far too long.

          • Malice Halice

            Obviously we’re not the pats but for years I see great guys come n go yet that prior unit from where the guy left is still producing. Why can’t we do it if Mark H. Is so good with linemen? We need Cody regardless tho after droppin sitton but Cody can get us a blockbuster trade for sure.

          • SC Dave

            No, Cody cannot get us a blockbuster trade.

          • Malice Halice

            How can he not ? Broncos, Raiders, Seahawks alone are in DIRE need of some protection n we have a Khalil Mack of OL at our disposal. Get with the times, OL are a hot commodity. It’s professional scouts out there claiming we finna draft Nelson at #8 when we got Mark H. That’s preposterous! Teams NEED Cody but can’t afford to reach n draft the beast G/T but also just a few 3rd n long’s from winning it all.

          • SC Dave

            Ah, I get it. You’re just trolling.

          • Malice Halice

            Mane u trippin, this is business. You’re developing too much of a personal affection towards these players. Running backs are plenty, if you have a top 5 rushing RB that’s only 2 dimensional then becomes 1 dimension with the new playbook n coachin scheme why in the fuck would you keep him? I’ve been following Football for like 4 years yet this seem so bewildering to you. Think. For. Once

          • Irish Sweetness

            I agree with you. For a WCO, JH is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
            I don’t like the WCO – you have timing patterns and you’re asking for problems … so if that’s where they’re going, JH becomes a very seldom-used back. He has trade value. Cody we need.

  • willbest

    Seems like the extra salary cap is improving the trade market for players.

  • SC Dave

    Sherman done with Chickens.

    • Malice Halice

      He’s coming here or Wisconsin.

      • willbest

        He isn’t a shutdown corner anymore. But he is going to get paid like one.

        • Agreed. Think his best days are behind him.

          think he will have a Peanut like career from here on out.

          Solid, but nothing spectacular.

          • SC Dave

            But without The Punch.

        • SC Dave

          Hopefully not by us.

          • Malice Halice

            Let me guess , you rather bring in Breeland?

          • SC Dave

            Quote from a Lions page:

            “He would find out real quick that referees are happy to call holding and PIs on Detroit players. Ask TJ Lang. He would have to give up his grab-and-hold style, making him pretty much worthless.

            Something tells me he’ll want top $, even though both his achilles are shredded.

            No thank you.”

            Trade Chicago for Detroit, and Bears for Lions, and it kinda says is all.

          • Malice Halice

            Damn, he’s 30 yrs old anyways. I’ve seen what Trae Wayne’s imperfections do for the queens, Sherman ain’t worth it. Welp!

      • SC Dave

        Oops. San Fran is a bit far from your certainty.

  • Malice Halice

    It’s almost a guarantee the fudge will end up with Malcolm Butler, Richard Sherman, Breeland, or Cam Chancellor. As optimistic as I am I’m worried that the other 3 division teams will have a much better offseason than us even tho we got 80mil to work with which is gonna be so humiliating. They have maybe 3 needs per team, us on the other hand is 5 at minimum. The reason why is this, Pace could be more concerned with depth instead of talent. We’ve had so many injuries that Pace could feel “why get 3-5 high quality guys when he can get get 5-8 qualitive guys” that can help fill rotation when guys get hurt or don’t fit the scheme of the week. Which is a very bad mindset to be in. I rather sign 4 savages for an accumulation of 80mil than a shit ton of gap fillers with upside. We need to pay for keeps! As I sober up I just don’t see it happening. I don’t see a single top 3 positional guy joining our team next week. I see gap fillers. Not having qualitive guys step up when our mediocre starter go under is the BACKBONE why this franchise can’t win. We got only 2 or 3 starters that’s consistent top 5 positional ranked. Honestly I’d say 1 or 2 cuz I don’t think Jordan Howard is that good. He’s like AP to me. The bears franchise is based on RB that play ALL DOWNS n do EVERYTHING (See L.Bell) Howard is all rush. We can find a violent runner anywhere and that’s a KNOWN fact. Ok, I’m done for the day fellas that’s all I got to say. I’m excited but worried

    • Irish Sweetness

      Agreed. we don’t have a 3-down back.

      • We also don’t have an OLB, a DE, ILB, WR , CB, nickle or OG.

        • BerwynBomber

          Last year we had a PB-level CB in Fuller. All signs point to a pending long-term deal.

          Hence, if we have Fuller (a #1), an average #2 (Prince-level), and an above average slot guy (when healthy) in Callahan we are, at worst, in the top half of the league in a CB group.

          Now if Pace wants to take a stud CB at #8 and turn us into the Midwest version of the No Fly Zone, I get it.

          But even if he stands pat we should have an above average group of top 3 CBs.

  • SC Dave

    “I have to let my teammates know that I’m on top of everything going into Year Two, and I’m just very excited for it,” said Trubisky, who posted a 77.5 passer rating in last year’s conservative offense, throwing seven TD passes and seven interceptions. “Now I can work on more specific things for myself; what I need to improve on as far as my weaknesses go.

    “Just getting better with movements in the pocket, being more efficient as a thrower, always being in balance, so I can continue to be consistent. I’m working on those type of things as well as taking care of my body, becoming a more explosive athlete, just becoming more durable in the pocket.”

    I got a simpler start. How about throwing the ball straight?

  • Irish Sweetness

    A 225 pound linebacker at the top of the board???

    I give up.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      sure, get him and Wilkerson

    • BerwynBomber

      Not the playmaker he once was but he can still require double-teaming.

  • Alex

    Vita Vea would be in the Top 10 surely? I don’t think Da’Shawn Hand gets even close. Can’t argue with the rest of the names.

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