Chicago Bears 2014 Draft

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  1. jackiejokeman

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    Like McClellin ? Nyuk !
     
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    Come on jackie, that's a cheap shot and you know it. McClellin was never built to play LDE in a 3 pt. stance. Go back and look at his college tapes. He's a very instinctive player with great foot speed. If you can get a 320lb OT out of his face a split second after the snap he can play pretty well, or at least he has. Now that Emery has finally come to his senses let's see how it goes this year before we pass final judgment.
     
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    Based solely on his size and measurable Mike Singletary should never have become a HOF MLB. Compared to guys like Butkus and Urlacher he was a midget but nobody I've ever seen play that position was ever any smarter or more intuitive. Shoot, London Fletcher was a great MLB at 5'9" and 225lbs.
     
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    I would like to see how McLellin plays the Mike...someone posted that and mentioned almost same size as Lach, and i know he doesnt have the coverage experience like Lach had but hey.....if he can play DE......... hahah
     
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    He's an inch shorter and 10lbs lighter than Brian played at but there speed and agility numbers at the Combine were very similar. Both played rover type positions in college but Urlacher played more of a Safety/Monster Back role and McClellin was more of a LB/Rushbacker. They were both used as search and destroy types in college too.

    I think they'll have him playing some MLB in camp and evaluate him there. Who knows what it may lead to. When Urlacher arrived they put him at SLB with the thought of using him as pseudo DE and having him rush on passing downs. It wasn't working out very well either and then when the MLB got hurt they moved him to MLB and that was the last he ever played any other position. So maybe McClellin just hasn't found his particular niche yet.
     
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    1st round- Trade back and draft- CB Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan St.

    2nd round- RB Ka'deem Carey University of Arizona

    3rd round- DT Will Sutton Arizona State
     
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    Welcome to the board. You like those Arizona guys huh? ;)

    Dennard will probably be the first or second CB taken. There's a real good chance he won't even last 'til #14. If he did you'd probably need to take him there.

    The second round is too high for a RB. Those higher picks need to be spent on defense. I think more like the 5th or 6th round is where they might take a RB. There are a ton of them who will still be on the board then and as UDFAs.

    But Sutton is a possibility if they don't draft a DT earlier. He's seen as kind or a boom or bust guy but in the 3rd or 4th round he's probably worth the risk.
     
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    Thanks! But true, first 3 rounds should be focused on defense. If Donald is not on the board:

    1st- Dennard or Gilbert
    2nd- Jimmie Ward
    3rd- Will Sutton

    I see Sutton being a boom especially with our revamped D-line and with the leadership there, the ceiling is high for this kid.
     
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    Dennard will have to be had at 14. I think he's a great player but we are probably looking for a CB at 6'1 ideally. Dennard is only 5'10 so he will struggle to guard the bigger WRs (such as Calvin.) Jennings is small too so after Tillman we may have a big problem with Bigger WRs (6'4+) Likely Frey would do alot of covering the bigger guys to prevent one on one jump balls like our offense likes to do to smaller CBs. With a very talented guy we can get away with a smaller guy but limits what we can do scheme wise against guys like CJ.

    Contrary to alot of people's thought I wouldn't mind a surprise RB drafted high if we get the right guy.

    Welcome to the Board!
     
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    I'd go for that but rather have Dix than either of the CBs if Donald is gone. Unfortunately, I don't think any of those three DBs will be there. Dix is a slight possibility but very slight. As it stands the biggest danger of Donald going maybe to the Giants but they also need a WR badly and if they took at DT I think they'd be looking for a bigger NT type.

    Jimmie Ward is a guy I'd like to see them get in two because of his versatility and then I'd be down with Sutton or a MLB in round three and four depending on how it breaks in those later rounds. Sutton is kind of a poor man's Aaron Donald and despite some of his shortcomings he has value in the middle rounds if he lasts that long. We need a 3 tech DT and he's probably one of the top four or five pure DT types. Always tough to figure things out after the first two because guys move up and down a lot in those rounds.
     

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