Bears sign DJ Wiliams

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  1. Marshall#15

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    Good news.
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    Would be a welcome addition. Played well until he was lost for the season.
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    I was really hoping this would happen. I think his season-ending injury has been under-estimated. Glad they want him back.
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    good, we need experience in our LB corps
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    If he's signed, Ratliff/Collns also signed and w/no MBennett coming to the Bears, at this ping I have to think DE is ranking higher in importance then anything else come draft day.
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    Ric, just hit on this very point in the other Bennett thread. But I was being ultra radical in suggesting we trade this year's first plus next year's first/second to get a crack at Clowney.
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    Hate to keep harping on this but besides Clowney the DE class is reportedly pretty weak. IOW, there's a big drop-off after him and another big one after Ealy. Most of them are "tweener" hybrid DE/OLB types like......errr, lets not go there. I don't claim to be a scout but that's the common theme I've been reading--the pro experts, the guys paid to do this for a living, aren't very enthusiastic about this years draft DEs.

    If Emery passes up the consensus #1 best 3tDT to take a consensus inferior, lower ceiling DE because he whiffed bad on signing one in FA, then he will earn a reputation for being the GM "that couldn't do defense".
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    hate to keep harping on this but the drop between #1 DT and # 4 DT is not as far as the drop between #3 DE and # 6 DE so you have to choose your poison. Lets also not forget that the #1 or 2 CB could still be on the board and so could the #1 or 2 S; which are also both still needs, as well as the #1 MLB.

    I'm all for a DT, but only if other holes are filled via FA to allow BPA.
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    I'm not for drafting another DE in the 1st or 2nd who isn't that good of a DE.
    The position is an enormous need for us times two and the draft is not shaping up favorably to be of much immediate help. Ok, the Bennett thing failed. On to Plan B. In free agency that is. That's my overall point.

    No, I don't want to be stuck going into the draft desperate enough to take the 30th best player at #14 instead of the 12th best just because he's listed as a DE.
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    I am with MP, we need a starter not a warm body. If we take a warm body at DE then we will still have a need at other positions as a result. Obviously the Bears may see Ealy as a starter from day 1 with enormous growth, Missouri has put out some good DE's in the past. On the other hand we need 2 starters out of this draft for years to come and not have to redraft the same position the next couple of yrs. If we do it should be a luxury not a need. Next.
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    would love to have him this season
  13. Marshall#15

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    I agree MP. I'd be sick if we wasted another 1st round pick on a deadbeat player. It's killed us in the past.
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    Dennard and Ealy is considered a top 10 guys, Jernigan and Donald are 17 and 18. Ealy is also 273 lbs, 13 lbs heavier then Shea, and I have no doubt he could add another 5-10 to get into the 280 range.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/big-board

    SI has Dix and Dennard as a top 10 and Dix as top 15, Donald again at 17.
    http://nfl.si.com/2014/02/28/2014-nfl-draft-big-board-anthony-barr/

    WalterFootball doesn't have a DT other then Nix as a top 15, but has Truitt as a top 15 and CB Gilbert as a top 10.
    http://walterfootball.com/draft2014bigboard.php

    SB nation has Dix and Ealy as top 10 guys, first DT is at 19.
    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2014/1/24/5339316/2014-nfl-draft-top-200-big-board


    My point? If you want a guy WORTH the 14th pick, right now it's NOT DT. It's DE/CB/FS whichever one falls. If you take one of these DT's at 14 you ARE reaching for talent and a supposed "NEED".
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    I can't recall the LB who is considered #1 (another senior moment) but if he's here we have to take him. It may not be our biggest need but I can't see how we could pass him up.
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    or outside Mack
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    I'm glad they did a 1 year deal here.

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