Chicago Bears 2014 Draft

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    Ric lets hope we get even more young guys in F.A. and the draft on D. Lets hope he can get the vets back up to speed also.

    These were the same players pretty much from one year to the next and they fell apart.
     
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    D.J. Williams

    Nate Collins

    Kelvin Hayden

    Henry Melton ,

    were taken off of I.R.

    How does this affect F.A. and the draft ?
     
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    It dosent IMO, Melton will likely be gone and nobody on the list has a big enough impact to change our draft strategy.
     
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    Williams and Collins/Melton would have made a pretty significant impact last year in not being the worst Bears D in history, might have been close but not THE worst. Melton/Collins going down really hurt the squad, and DJ/Briggs going down after that put guys in a position to fail(ie Bostic/Greene). B/c of DJ/Anderson the LB's were actually making plays, getting sacks(something you rarely saw in a Lovie D), and although they struggled to stop the run, the pass game wasn't killing you.

    Those the ones JJ mentioned Melton/DJ are the ones I'd want back, and only at 1-2 year fairly reasonable deals.
     
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    D.J. Williams by geting hurt opened the way for the LB drafftees sooner then later and it looks like he may not be needed.
    Thats up to Halas Hall.
    I'd keep Melton. Did Hayden ever do much of anything ? Collins seemed to be a once or twice a game type guy.
     
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    Louisville S Calvin Pryor (several videos in the link)

    by Matt Waldman

    One of my favorite football players of the past 15 years began his college career as a corner, but finished it playing both safety positions and earned a first-team All-America selection. The 39th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, he started all 16 games a rookie. Although he lost the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award to teammate Brian Urlacher, the linebacker often said that it was Mike Brown who was the true leader of the Bears’ vaunted defense. Brown will turn 36 tomorrow. Due to a series of leg injuries, the two-time All-Pro didn’t have the career longevity that will earn his former teammate Urlacher a good shot at the Hall of Fame. However, Brown had all the tools of a fine NFL pro: intensity, intelligence, and the versatility to play in the box or patrol the deepest outposts of the passing game. So when a player earns a comparison to Brown, it gets my attention. Current Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford was Brown’s position coach from 2000-2004. Before Bedford moved with Charlie Strong to Austin, he was the defensive coordinator at Louisville working with junior safety Calvin Pryor, a player Bedford compares favorably to the former Bear.

    "He had three games in a row where he hit somebody and they did not finish the game," Bedford told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He doesn’t want to injure anybody, but he brings a certain physicality that if you’re going to throw the ball down the middle of the field, you’re going to pay a price ... Calvin Pryor reminds me of a bigger Mike Brown ... He was a coach on the field ... That’s what makes great players. Understanding the entire defense. Calvin Pryor is a lot like that."

    I read this quote from Bradford after watching the 6-foot-2 Pryor against Central Florida, Rutgers, and Connecticut. A colleague of mine recommended I watch Pryor in September and I’m late to the draftnik party. However, I understand why there are teams that have Pryor ranked higher than Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The asset I value the most from Pryor’s game is aggression. He treads the fine line between disruption and recklessness, which can scare some evaluators. However, good safeties take great angles in a hurry. It’s a skill rooted in confidence and belief in what the player sees on the field. With notable exceptions where a player demonstrates a lack of overall football intelligence, I prefer an aggressive player with diagnostic skills that a coach can refine over a player who sees valuable keys but doesn’t trust his eyes. When considering the past path towards assertive play, I’d pick aggression over passivity as a football player’s behavioral baseline a majority of the time.
     
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    I like Pryor and mocked him in my first draft. If we don't end up with CD for whatever reason, Pryor could be a hell of a 2nd rounder and quite possibly a day one starter.
     
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    He opened the door no doubt, unfortunately Bostic slammed it in his own face, Emery has already stated that Bostic is looking more like an OLB and not the envisioned MLB.
     
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    I like Pryor also, hell Purifoy or Jean-Baptise also in round 2
     
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    I just watched highlights on Calvin Pryor....WOW! I want him in Navy & Orange! Where is he projected at this point?
     
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