Bears Show Legitimate Interest in Princeton DT Caraun Reid

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  1. BelieveInMonsters

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    http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/...cagobears&id=4691849&city=chicago&src=desktop

    Link above. I think it is very telling that the only 1st round DTs the Bears have shown interest in are Hageman and Nix. All others are protected in the 2nd round or later. (Easley, Sutton, Reid). No public interest in Aaron Donald to speak of.

    As for Reid he can play both nose tackle and 3-tech and fits Emery's want for more versatile players.
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    Ya know, you can do everyone a favor and actually post the story.

    We have some lazy SOBs here who don't like clicking links to go elsewhere :)
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    My apologies. Didn't realize that it was that big of an issue to click the link.

    I'm on my phone most of the time and it's a PITA to copy and paste the entire article.
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    There you go.

    http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/...cagobears&id=4691849&city=chicago&src=desktop

    Bears interested in Princeton DT Reid

    While the Bears continue be linked to Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald at No. 14 overall in many mock drafts, the club continues to investigate interior defensive linemen who are projected to come off the board in the later rounds.

    The Bears are believed to have done extensive pre-draft work on Princeton defensive tackle Caraun Reid, who is rated as the 8th best at his position in the 2014 NFL draft class by the ESPN Insider NFL Draft Tracker.

    Reid, 6-foot-2, 302 pounds, lined up at nose tackle for Princeton last season, but could project as a three-technique in the NFL given his pass-rushing skills. He reportedly had an impressive week of practice at the 2014 Senior Bowl, arguably the most important pre-draft event for NFL talent evaluators.

    A three-time first team All-Ivy League selection, Reid finished his collegiate career with 168 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 41 tackles-for-loss and seven blocked kicks.

    Reid was a finalist for the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013.

    The last drafted a player from the Ivy League in 1999 when the club selected fullback Jim Finn in the seventh round out of Pennsylvania.

    Reid is the latest in a long list of defensive tackles the Bears have shown legitimate interest in leading up to next month’s draft. The group includes, but is not limited to, Minnesota’s Ra’Shede Hageman, Notre Dame’s Louis Nix, Florida’s Dominique Easley and Arizona State’s Will Sutton.
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    Thanks LB.
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    I'm really glad to hear this. I don't know what it is, but I like players that actually have a brain in their head and I think it would be cool to grab a big ugly that's smarter than 98% of the fans (including me). I have nothing to provide as evidence, but I just think smart player are much more coachable and are more inclined to follow some of the finer points of their instruction and understand why they are being asked to do so. On top of that, I thought this kid played a very good game in the Sr. Bowl.

    Other Ivy League Bears players include Gary Fencik and Dan Jiggetts.
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    hey, I take exception to being called lazy.

    EDIT: It WOULD be nice though if someone would read it for me and just tell me what it said...
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    well, this would support a position other than DT in the first (if that's the case, then I hope it's a stud S).

    And yes, I did end up having to read it for myself, but now I plan to take a short nap in case I have to read something again later.
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    Wouldn't take much to be smarter than a good percentage of Bears fans. At least those who go to the games who don't know to STFU when the Bears are on offense...... Especially in the red zone
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    Got that right. Absolutely maddening. I blame Jerry Angelo and...beer.
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    I agree with this. Some ivy league brains to go along with that brawn might benefit a player like Reid.

    Also, It has been a while since the Bears have dipped into the ivy league.
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    LOL..... Hey BIM----- Just wondering.... How would the Bears show ILLEGITIMATE interest in a player?
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    By talking with another GM about a player and that GM making the pick for you even though you don't work together?
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    I agree with this. Some ivy league brains to go along with that brawn might benefit a player like Reid.

    It has been a while since the Bears have dipped into

    Hahaha.

    The title implies that their interest is legit and not idle speculation.
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    yeah... I know... But I'm warped... what can I say... LOL
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    You see what happened there, BIH makes another noble attempt to set someone up for another line of humorous posts and Benji kills it by giving a reasonable answer. BIM has a chance to recover and then he blows it too.

    Killjoys!!! Waytogo Benji and BIM.:10 5 135[1]:I better put up another emoticon so nobody gets mad at me.:bouncelaugh:
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    Ya gotta give these guys a script I tell ya....
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