Chicago Bears 2014 Draft

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  1. jackiejokeman

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    Now that we have Jared Allen ... do we just cut every DE that we already signed in FA?

    Or have they now become camp fodder ?

    Looks like its more and more DT and Safety in the draft. (not in that order)
     
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    Why? We rotate 4 or them and maybe it's the four we signed last and that includes Allen, Izzy, Young and Houston. That's a pretty formidable quartet. The odd men out may well be Lane and Scott and maybe Bass or Washington, one or the other. At any rate they probably won't release anyone right now because there's no need to.

    And I'd agree with you that DT and FS are probably at the top of the list as far as the first two rounds do. Let's hope it all falls in our favor.
     
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    Well Soulman we now have 10 (count em) DE's on the roster.

    And if you wanted to count McClellin that would make 11.

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    Thats the only way I would not be royally pissed if we traded back, if somehow an "elite" level guy fell to us and Emery could hardball them into a lobsided trade-up. This would prolly require multiple teams calling us wanting that pick.

    Sense we have plenty (too much) time to debate all possible scenarios, lets pretend that Bridgewater, Manziel, Evans, Barr (one of them not all) fall to us at 14.

    Emery's phone would be very likely be blowing up, with mid-late round teams who are interested in moving to 14. (skip next section if you don't want to read a wild scenario that has about a 1% chance of actually happening)


    Scenario: Dix and Donald both went top 10, Pryor went 12 or 13. This pushed Barr to us at 14 as all the 3-4 teams in the top 13 went other position. We have no need for him but these GMs and their minions all talk, word has gotten out that pick 14 is up for auction (for Barr). Emery can blackball the teams expressing interest, basically saying this is what it will cost you take it or leave it. Hopefully a team that has the ammo would bite the bullet and move on this if they REALLY thought Barr was going to be a huge player for them. This is the only kind of trade down I would want to see, as extremely unlikely as it is just look what happened to Floyd last year. Don't think it will happen, not expecting it to happen, just throwing out the only possible way I see us moving from pick 14.


    Now back to reality: I expect that the pick will be Donald, Pryor/Dix. I'm really not sure how Emery could surprise us this year considering our needs and the players ranked behind the ones expected. Only, "Reach"or "hmm, wow" pick I can fathom would be Jernigan or Hageman. Other than that I guess I could see him go fishing for a later projected corner, but I seriously doubt it. I know we have gotten used to expecting the unexpected with Emery, but sense we are drafting 6 spots higher this year I don't think any of us will be shocked. In fact, when we go on the clock judging by who is on the board I bet if you gave anyone on here 2 guesses they could name who was about to be called. Any shake up or shocks will prolly come later. What I have come to realize is Emery approaches pretty much all aspects of his job guns blazing and I don't think anything is out of the question. Trade ups later? Who knows. Only thing that we do know is if Emery thinks he has a shot at getting "his guy" wherever or whenever that may be he goes at it with a pitbull mentality and takes no prisoners. In fact, here is how I picture Emery when he thinks he has a shot at "his guy":14_6_12[1]::14_6_16[1]::shoot:
     
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    What projections Im seeing is all three of the top 3 DT's fall our way.

    Pryor/Dix may be gone but we should be running the DT spot.
    That being said and we need a Safety ... now what ?
     
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    Well you can make a case for both Houston and Izzy being versatile enough to move to DT in certain scenarios and Izzy is most definitely the front runner as a utility guy and makes Lane and Scott more expendable provided he beats them both out which I believe he will.

    Allen and Young will share some time at RDE with Young getting some snaps at LDE too so if you take those four as the top of the rotation we have far better depth than we did last year. Between Bass and Washington I'm betting only one sticks around.........UNLESS they decide to go with fewer OLinemen. There's the opening for keeping both if both show some progress.

    Last year we kept both Scott and Britton as backup linemen. Scott is gone and it looks like they'd like to bring Britton back. At least I get that impression from what Trestman has said. Both Britton and Brown can backup at OG Britton can also play RT and conceivably Brown could backup at LT. That would open one more roster spot for a DE.

    It also depends on how many TEs to carry and how many QBs and RBs. The bottom line is there may be quite a few guys on the bubble not so much because of their play but because of how they decide to structure the roster. They would normally keep 8 DLineman, 4 DTs and 4 DEs but if they really like what they see out of Bass and Washington because of their age maybe both make the final 53.
     
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    We still have seven picks in six rounds so we should be able to find one somewhere in there, no? Personally I don't see the need for taking a Safety over a pass rushing DT in round one but Phil has never called to ask for my opinion so I figure he doesn't want or need it. But based on his pursuit of some Safety depth and a starter in FA, AND the fact that he let Melton go, you have to figure he'd gonna try to replace him in the draft because that makes the most sense. It's pretty much down to those two spots and what player is at the top of his board at #14.
     
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    Its DT in round 1, I believe, we need 1 young DT, but Phil is bat shit-crazy, he could go O in first
     
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    I doubt it. In his first two drafts he took players at the exact positions he had the greatest need for; DE/McClellin, and OG/Long. I don't think he'll break with that. He doesn't need any one position on offense as badly as he need a DT and a FS and probably the DT more than the FS.
     

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