WC Final Mock Draft
1 DE Whitney Mercilus [Illinois] 6'4" 265lbs.
The Bears need more pass rush and the 1st round is stocked with talented DEs with question marks. Mercilus is a one year wonder and he is a raw player, but you cannot teach what he has. Mercilus has incredible physical ability and relentless effort. He may be a rotational player at first, but Mayock compared him to Aldon Smith.
Back Up Plan: If you want athletic ability it is Chandler Jones and if you want attitude and intensity it is Courtney Upshaw.
2 WR Brian Quick [Apalachian State] 6'4" 225lbs.
The Bears need a #2 WR that can allow Bennett to play in the slot, where he is at his best, and allow Hester to stay on the bench, were he belongs. Quick has some rough edges, but he also has incredible size, very solid speed and good hands. Some people under rate him because he comes from a small school, but he player Janoris Jenkins and Jaron Hosley over his career. Quick gives the Bears to massive targets in the passing game.
Back Up Plan: I think Jeffery will be gone by now, but A.J Jenkins and Rueben Randle could be fall back players.
3 CB Josh Norman [Costal Carolina] 6'2" 200lbs.
I believe that the Bears think that Tillman's age and injury issues are a concern in a division that features 2 incredible passing attacks. After Tillman the Bears have a collection of back ups that are not elite starters. Norman has the size and speed to be an impact starter at CB at some point in his career. He also has showed the hands that Lovie covets during the all star game circuit.
4. OG Ryan Miller [Colorado] 6'6" 326lbs.
The Bears signed Chilo Rachal and they have good young OG talent, which should allow them to move Chris Williams to LT. Miller provides the massive frame and versatility that Mike Tice loves to have in his OL. Miller, who played OG at Colorado, can back up at LT and at both OG spots and has the strength and tempremant to start for the Bears down the road.
5. TE Adrian Robinson [Cincinnati] 6'4" 261lbs.
The Bears allowed Mike Martz to strip all of the dynamicmess out of the TE position and leave them with an unproven player in Kellen Davis and a glorified OT in Matt Spaeth. Davis will start and be given every oppurtunity to thrive, but we need a dynamic athlete to develop behind him in case he struggles. Robinson is an elite athlete that is just starting to scratch his potential as a reciever and he would add some speed to threaten the deep seam.
6. DT Brett Roy [Nevada] 6'2" 285lbs.
Roy is undersized and he may not have all the physical skills you look for, but he has a relentless style and enough of a burst to be a disruptive player. Roy reminds me physically and Carl Klugg of the Titans and he plays a similar game to Chris Hovan in that he approaches each snap as a street fight. While Paea, Toenia and Melton handle a majority of the snaps Roy can come in and provide some interior pass rush.
7. LB Danny Trevathan [Kentucky] 6' 240lbs.
The Bears have addressed their depth issue with Geno Hayes but they need to continue to add young developmental players. Trevathan has the on field speed to be worthy of development at the WLB position and will contribute day 1 on speacial teams.
QB: Cutler, Campbell, McCown
RB: Forte, Bush, Bell, Clutts
WR: Marshall, Quick, Bennett, Hester, Weems, Thomas, Knox [PUP]
TE: Davis, Robinson, Spaeth
LT: Webb/Chris Williams
C: Garza, E. Williams
RG: Spencer, Miller
RE: Peppers, Wootton
DT: Melton, Roy
NT: Paea, Toeina
SLB: Roach, Costanzo, Trahan
MLB: Urlacher, Dicico
WLB: Briggs, Hayes, Trevathan
CB: Tillman, Jennings/Norman, D.J Moore, Hayden
FS: Conte, Wilhite, Walter
SS: Wright, Steltz
i like it. covers all our bases
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If Mercilus turns out to be half as effective as Aldon Smith his rookie year in a rotational setting...well, I'd settle for seven sacks from a rotational player. What do you guys think?
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I'd rather draft a tackle than a guard. We just signed a former 2nd round pick and Nebraska's Ricky Henry is still untested. Besides our guards aren't that bad. And I agree with Soul, I don't wanna draft a tight end this year. The Bears have other needs.
I would argue that TE is one of our least talented positions on the team.
Originally Posted by little bear
All I want to do is invest a 5th round pick in a guy who would allow our passing attack to continue to function if Davis sucks or gets hurt.
If Kellen Davis gets injured what is your plan at TE?
Originally Posted by WindyCity
Well we can always revert back to martz play book lol
Let me count the number of offensive guards that we currently have on our roster as of right now (including Chris Williams): Chris Williams, Edwin Williams, Chris Spencer, Lance Louis, and Chilo Rachal.
Now, let me count the number of offensive tackles we have on hand (not including Chris Williams because it seems that Tice doesn't want to interfere with moving Webb): J'Marcus Webb and Gabe Carimi. Keep in mind that despite as bad as he was, we ditched OMG's ass and he has landed with the Seahawks. We might have a couple of players who were UDFAs last year, but none of any significance.
We need more OT's! I'm more inclined to draft Nate Potter whenever the third round comes than I would another OG. We have so much depth at OG, and we don't need anymore. Frankly, I would invest my second round pick on someone like Jonathan Martin provided that he drops down that far to us. He would give Webb competition right away at the LT spot, though he might not be a finished product.
well dags all those G are on one year deals. So you are in a situation that you either spend significant cap money on average talent that we have to keep them or draft one guy this year and one guy next year.
but I do agree replacing webb would be ideal situation but no guarantee that guy who could be that replacement will be there
side note on martin he will be the same garbage williams was at lt
I understand your point on the number of guards we have being on one year contract deals, but what about the lack of depth at tackle? We have Webb and Carimi who was injured last year and that's it. Hell, we don't even have the woeful OMG to back them up now in case one of them gets hurt.
Originally Posted by motownbear
I would be up for drafting Zeitler in the second round and going for a WR in the third or fourth (I hear Nick Toon is now being projected to go as low as in the fourth round), but we also need to do something about an OT. To me, drafting someone like Nate Potter to come in to at least fill in the role of swing tackle or to serve as serious competition to Webb would be ideal. It's not totally out of the realm of possibility that we will not draft both an OT and a G during the course of the draft.