Bears Mock Offseason Feb 1
DE Cliff Avril [Detroit] 5 years 55 million/25 guaranteed
I know that most people think that he is going to be franchise tagged, but the Lions apparently have serious cap problems and may be unable to franchise tag Avril. The Bears can add an impact pass rusher across from Peppers and a guy who is only 26 years old.
WR Mario Manningham [NY Giants] 4 years 20 million/10 guaranteed
The Bears need #1 and #2 WRs to go along with Earl Bennett at the #3 position. Manningham provides good speed, solid hands and elite routes to work on the outside and give Cutler a solid target that may never light it up but can contribute as a PROFESSIONAL WR.
OT Khalif Barnes [Oakland] 2 years 5 million/2 guaranteed
The Bears need a swing tackle that can back up at RT if Carimi is still injured and can step in at LT if Webb struggles. Barnes has played on both sides and has started at both positions while in the NFL and is a huge upgrade over Frank Omiyale.
LB Tavares Gooden [San Francisco] 2 years 3 million/1 guaranteed
A stand out special teamer and a LB that has been miscast in various 3-4 defenses. Gooden can contribute on special teams and provide depth and speed at the LB position.
CB Jarrett Bush [Green Bay] 2 years 3 million/1 guaranteed
A solid, but unspectacular player for the Green Bay Packers who has played on the outside and inside.
RB Matt Forte [4 years 34 million/18 guaranteed]
A must resign and the most dynamic playmaker that the Bears have.
QB Josh McCown [2 years 2 million]
Where was he at the beginning of the season.
TE Kellen Davis [1 year 2 million/1 guaranteed]
Give him another year to show that he has some value, but the Bears need to get more dynamic.
DE Israel Idoinje [2 years 6 million/ 2 guaranteed]
Idonije might not be the pass rusher that the Bears need across from Peppers he is a great run stuffer and a perfect rotational player.
CB D.J Moore [4 years 10 million/5 guaranteed]
Perfect for the defense and a true take away machine he should be resigned for the top level of what a nickel CB gets.
CB Corey Graham [3 years 6 million/3 guaranteed]
A valuable special teamer and has flashed a knack for the ball in limited defensive reps. The Bears should keep the special teams captain.
S Craig Steltz [2 years 2.5 million/1 guaranteed]
Steltz has been a consistent contributor and can hold up as a sport starter and a leader on special teams.
RB Khalil Bell [2 years 3 million/1 guaranteed]
Bell in my opinion has earned the right to be the primary back up, he runs hard and catches the ball well out of the backfield.
1 WR Mohamed Sanu [Rutgers] 6'2" 220lbs.
The Bears need to add a #1 WR this offseason, but he also needs to be a bigger body. I believe that Floyd will be gone by the time the Bears pick and they will be looking at Alshon Jeffery and Mohamed Sanu. Jeffery may have a higher ceiling, but he has red flags and may be to risky of a pick for the Bears. Sanu is a big physical target that has very good hands. He can work the middle of the field and physically beat up on CBs on the outside. Sanu is a bigger version of Anquan Boldin who turns into a RB when he gets the ball. Sanu will continue to climb if he runs well and can show speed to go with this guys increible physical ability.
Mohamed Sanu Highlight Reel (BEAST) - YouTube
2 TE Orson Charles [Georgia] 6'3" 245lbs.
The Bears TE position has been decimated by Mike Martz and now the Bears need to get caught up with the rest of the league. The Bears need to keep adding weapons in the passing game. Charles is similar to JerMichael Finlay as his speed proves to be a huge mismatch for defenses. Kellen Davis is a solid player, but he is not dynamic in the passing game.
Orson Charles - YouTube
3 CB Donnie Fletcher [Boston College] 6'1" 195lbs.
The Bears need starting depth at the CB position. The Bears will allow Jennings to walk and instead of Fletcher who has the physical upside to be a Cover 2 starter against Cory Graham who has shown he is more than a special teams player.
3 LB Nigel Bradham [Florida St] 6'2" 235lbs.
The Bears need to start searching for a replacement to Briggs because of age and his contract problem. Bradham is a physical freak that can flat out run and his strength is coverage.
4. OT Mitchell Schwartz [California] 6'5" 316lbs.
More competition at the OT position as Schwartz has the look of a RT or a RG and a solid technician.
5. S Blake Gideon [Texas] 6'1" 210lbs.
The Bears continue to add depth to the safety positon with the solid, but unspectacular Gideon. Gideon can back up and potentially develop as a starter if Wright continues to be injured, or ineffective.
6. WR. B.J Cunningham [Michigan St] 6'2" 215lbs.
The Bears continue to add size to the WR core with Cunningham who can be a developmental possession WR and a special teams player
7. LB Chris Marve [Vanderbilt] 6' 242lbs.
Marve has his limitations, but he has a nose for the ball makes a ton of plays and is a team leader.
QB: Cutler, McCown, Enderle
RB: Forte, Bell, Allen, Clutts
WR: Sanu, Manningham, Bennett, Knox, Cunningham, Hester
TE: Charles/Davis, Spaeth
LT: Webb, Barnes
LG: Louis/C. Williams
C: Garza, E. Williams
RT: Carimi, Schwartz
RE: Peppers, Wootton
DT: Melton, Paea
NT: Toenia, Adams
LE: Avril, Idonije
SLB: Roach, Gooden
MLB: Urlacher, Marve, Dicico
WLB: Briggs, Bradham
CB: Tillman, Graham/Fletcher, Moore, Bush
FS: Conte, Walters
SS: Wright/Steltz, Gideon