Adam Hoge's 1st of 4 Mocks for the Bears

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  1. 4dabers

    4dabers Veteran DBS Writer

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    I like Hoge and this is his first of 4 reported Mock Drafts he will be doing before May. I've been seeing so many mocks that are all interesting (of course they are all mutually meaningless), but I think THIS one is my favorite. I think of our draft ended up looking just like this (along with a successful FA period) I would be QUITE pleased. I actually like ALL these guys that Hoge mocked to us.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/02/04/hoge-2014-bears-mock-draft-1-0/
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    Would love for Ha Ha to fall to us, take him in a heartbeat. While the mock certainly does try and address all of our needs, i seriously doubt Emery will wait until the 6th round to draft our lone Offensive player. If anything, i believe Emery will try to address our defense through a combination of Draft and FA (like he did with our O in 2013), which will gives us more flexibility to draft a TE/C/OL as well as Defense.
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    I do not disagree with your assessment Jim. In fact, I really doubt some of those players will be available when they are taken in this mock, but I'd like it if they are. I also would not be surprised to see a Center like Brian de la Puente picked up in FA, but if not, you're right; gotta get a young (and quality) Center in the late middle (4th or 5th).
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    Its the nature of the beast when it comes to mocks. People have a tendency to try and address ALL of a team's needs solely through the draft. While it looks good on paper and works well on Madden video games, the fact remains that most teams' "needs" change as the roster of the team inevitably changes throughout the season and into the offseason. Also, most teams are lucky to get 2, maybe 3 solid players in each draft, the rest will be busts and cut after a year or so.

    With that being said, if we can land Ha Ha and a solid DL in the draft, and a couple of good backups/project players, while also picking up a couple of solid DE/Secondary players in FA, i will consider the draft and the off-season a success.
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    I actually like that draft. I'd rathe sign a center in free agency than draft one I'm not sure about in the 4th or 5th round.
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    Ha Ha would be a great first round pick-up and it would give us a day one starter, it will be interesting to see what happens with Ratliff/Melton.
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    What I like about his picks are that he has a solid reason for
    1. What they could bring to the Bears
    2. Why they are going to be available in the round he picked them.
    3. Hoge obviously knows the Bears well enough to talk about what direction they might go next year (talked about a hybrid defense).

    Good Mock
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    other then to def oriented(not going all D expect at least 2-3 picks) it's a solid mock.
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    Well thought out draft thank you.

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