Consensus of 19 Mocks Say Bears 1st Pick Is?...............

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    So many times they just looked "lost" out there. Clueless. Like they didn't "know" what they were supposed to do on certain plays (and I'm NOT talking about the Green Bay thing.....this was the whole stinking season).
     
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    I just feel that Emery likes athletes with size first. If this guy has any short coming in his physique I'd bet Emery goes another direction. He'll opt for the bigger and stronger guy regardless of personal stats..
     
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    I wonder what Phil's doing right now. Probably chillin in his office, reading all those articles and laughing his ass off.

    Phil: "Okay now, let's focus, finish that beer and then call Mike Evans to let him know I'm serious about moving up and picking him."


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    But we just signed Josh Morgan haha
     
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    Regarding Donald's size....

    He officially came to the combine at 6'1 285. Thats the same height but 9lbs lighter than Atkins on his combine size. He put up an impressive 35 reps on bench, one more than Atkins. While his size is a concern I think that he can use his strength to provide pass rush from our 3 tech. What concerns I do have about Donald is in the run game. Most scouting reports on him note how he occasionally gets driven out of his gap by bigger stronger linemen in the run game. Doubles were able to open up some big lanes in college on him and he will have to get better at getting better leverage, or just hitting the ground in the pros. The level of competition in the pros is going to be much improved, so he may struggle at first in the run game. NFL guards may be able to exploit that lack of size and length in some power running schemes or plays. I think he will have a smooth transition in pass rush to the pros. I expect he will be able to get on the QB as advertised, the run game is what concerns me just a bit.

    Bottom line: I think Donald is a good player who will be a solid to good pro. He is a great fit for our system and I would be happy taking him. With that said, he is not a can't miss prospect and like most in the class has flaws. If he makes it to us, he very well may be the pick but I don't think its a slam dunk like some think. There could possibly be other guys that at the very least make it a tough decision for Emery, but if he's the pick I surly will not be disappointed.
     
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    Grizz, my problem w/what you just said is that Emery wants Houston/Young/Allen on the field at the same time, at least part of the time, which seems to lead to the idea of Houston as DT on passing downs, so Donald would see the field even less if he is a weakness against the run which was a HUGE problem last year.
     
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    I wasn't advocating for nor against Donald. Trying to provide neutral facts to add to the discussion from earlier. I really don't have a clear cut favorite in the first.
     
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    That pretty much sums up how I feel about him too. That's a very even-handed description of him as a player.

    I liked that it's not for/against but rather a good balance of the good, the bad - and there really is no ugly. Just not a slam dunk pick, but are there ever really any true slam dunks in the draft? Probably not.
     
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    Grizz, I knew you weren't advocating for him; I'm the same way, this is a rare draft where no matter which way they go at 14 they should get a good starting quality, non elite, talent. I have my preference b/c of how I feel abou the rest of the draft, but that's neither here nor there, I'll be anxious to see how Emery handles this draft.
     
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    I think we all are waiting to see what Phil will do. But based on the last two years, it will likely be unexpected/unpredictable.

    But then again, he could surprise us all and do a classic defensive BPA pick.

    The only thing I am sure of is that there will be a whole lot of pissed off people here immediately after the draft.
     
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