Analysts Predict Bears 1st Round Pick...............

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    Definetely an option. Talent level falls pretty drastic after Mosley. Borland has lots of size questions, much like Donald, but generally considered 2nd best.
     
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    I'll never buy into spending that #14 pick on a TE over another position now that we have Bennett and I'm willing to bet you $1000 Bears Bucks Emery won't either. We also don't NEED a two TE set to beat the Packers when we have guys like Marshall, Jeffery and Forte who are all studs in the passing game. That's nonsense. They didn't extend Fiametta and re-sign Rosario as an TE/HB if they intended to use two TE sets the majority of the time. They also haven't given up on Onobun yet and if he ever "gets it" and can hold onto the football he's an ideal #2 TE. If he wants to spend a mid or late round pick on one I'd say fine but IMHO the need isn't high enough on the list to justify pushing it ahead of others.

    Now the Mosley deal does make some sense and that's why I said after thinking more about I had to back track and admit that if Donald is off the board then Mosley is a legit candidate for that #14 pick. And I'd agree with you that there are other acceptable DT prospects he could take in the next two rounds if he took Mosley. As far as his physical skills go he's pretty far above the rest but I don't know enough about his leadership abilities and football smarts to say he's a guy you could depend on to lead your defense. That's a call Emery, his scouts and his coaches will need to make.

    Somewhere along the line we need to come up with another MLB. Whether it's a vet backup for Williams or a young prospect isn't clear yet. What I am convinced of so far is that they'll never make a good MLB out of Bostic and they should just plan on working with him to eventually replace Briggs. If he can share the workload with McCellin at SLB for now fine but I still believe WLB is where he belongs. I also question whether or not McClellin can handle the middle but I actually give him more of an outside chance of doing it than Bostic. He has a lot of the same attributes as Urlacher had and he's nearly the same size. I also like his football smarts but to me he's still the ideal SLB who can provide penetration, pursuit, and pass rush in the mold of Rosie Colvin.

    We'll see how it all shakes out and although I'd prefer Donald over anyone else both because of need and also because I believe he would be the BPA for the Bears at #14 drafting Mosley wouldn't be a problem either of he's as good as advertised. I might even prefer him to Jernigan or Pryor since I'm not big on Jernigan as a pass rusher and to me Pryor is far more a SS type than a FS and we've covered that base with Mundy.
     
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    I forgot how we beat the Packers last yr. Oh yeah when they got back QB Rodgers we lost, only won the first one because he was injured. Enough said about Marshall, Jeffery and Forte beating the Packers, It has not happened yet when Rodgers is playing so not improving Offense is Viable. You will notice later though I also said I believe Defense will be the first pick. You previously asked why you would consider it and I gave an answer realizing Marshall Jeffery and Forte could still use some help to win. Onobun is a great hope and Rosario is a Vet min contract so not counting on a lot there. They are warm bodies. I suspect TE in RD 4 is more realistic if they want to add a 2 TE set as an upgrade can be had and give the offense a new look. I will be shocked if they do not go Def on pick 14, I was just answering your question on why you would consider it. Gotta look at all options and in the end I expect them to conclude its not a very likely one.
     
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    Not really draft guru myself nor do i follow all college players, I have trust in bears and hope they pick a stud. blind as that faith is certainly rarely rewarded, But This Phil 3 rd draft and 2nd with his man Trestman behind wheel. I have hope they they choose impact player in postion of need. Really want stud DT but I could be happy with stud safety as well. Really think this is phil's most important draft, in locking down the defense front For the future as well as our safety issue.
     
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    We lost the second game to the Pack because of two boneheaded plays by our defense that gifted them two TDs. We put up 28 points on them without another top TE so I don't believe it was our inability to score and it usually isn't. It's our inability to stop Rodgers from killing us with his passes and unless that TE plays both ways and is one hell of a good pass rusher too he's not gonna be of any help at all at preventing Rodgers from doing his thing. If you limit what Rodgers can do you win against them more often than not.

    Conversely McClellin has the speed and athleticism to track him and take him down when he escapes the pocket and Donald has similar foot speed at DT and an uncanny ability to beat blocks and split double teams so maybe he gets to Rodgers before he can leak out of the pocket and make his throw. There's only one way to beat that offense and it sure ain't by trying to outscore them. The list of teams who've tried and failed with that approach is long and distinguished. That said I'll opt for keeping THEM from scoring over trying to put more points on the board.

    With this offense since Trestman arrived scoring points will rarely be a problem and there are only so many passes to go around. We already pass more than we run so I'm not in favor of adding even more targets for Cutler to choose from because we all know how much he loves to throw the football. I hope Onobun steps up but I also see the need for more competition at TE. There are a few vet TEs still out there on the cheap and we can certainly draft one or pickup and UDFA, and we should do both. My point on Rosario and Fiametta wasn't so much their use in the passing game as it was blocking which both do very well, but both has also proven they can catch and be involved in the passing game as this offense develops. But I agree, neither will take the place of a backup more similar to Bennett.
     

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