Could the Bears go CB in the first round? Kyle Fuller anyone?

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    He's a notch or two below Gilbert and Dennard but since we play far more zone than man he should be able to handle it but the dude needs to add some bulk and muscle without losing any speed. If he's a savvy enough player his speed won't kill him. Peanut was never the fastest guy either.
     
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    This would seem to be the prototypical Emery "under the radar" pick.

    I trust Emery and I have absolute faith in him. I would be perfectly fine with us taking Fuller or anyone else with the #14 pick especially after reading the Bleacher Report article on Fuller.
     
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    If Hageman is my "Oh shit" pick Fuller is more like my "cringe pick" at #14. He won't start this year and he needs to add about 10lbs of lean muscle to play in the NFL and go up against the big boys. He's Gilbert Lite in the size department and isn't the complete package Gilbert is either but he can play in a zone coverage scheme and I'm sure that's why he's on their "I'm interested" list.

    If we were picking in the 20s I'd say he might be worth it there but at #14 I would think you'd want a more ready to go day one guy if you're taking a DB and I don't see that with him. I think if whoever drafts him expected him to start this year they'd be disappointed. He needs some development some before he's ready and to me in a CB that means he's not a high day one pick.
     
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    I agree. Dennard of Gilbert perhaps.
     
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    I agree. As I've posted before you don't take the 3rd best CB (who won't start) at #14 and Fuller clearly is the 3rd best. You take the 1st best 3T or the 1st best FS or maybe you take the 1st/2nd best CB or you damn well better trade down.

    I'd be really disappointed in Emery if he took a 2nd tier player at a position of lesser immediate end by the way, at the #14 pick. That would scream Dre Kilpatrick to me.
     
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    I'll add something more here. For everyone who says that Emery doesn't follow the crowd I'd say no he doesn't. He takes guys that absolutely blew people away with their athleticism and potential as pros. Both McClellin and Long possessed those traits and if we all turn our memories back to last year we can recall that is exactly what Emery said about Long after he drafted him while we all sat around scratching our heads over why he took a 2nd round guy in one. Well it paid off. Long is all that and a bag of chips.

    I suspect that had McClellin not been forced into playing as a 248lb (soaking wet) 4-3 LDE we might have seen far more of what he's capable of doing too. We've seen flashes of it and despite his being up against OTs he was poorly matched against his pass rushing stats in all but sacks were nearly equal to Peppers. It was his run play where he was getting destroyed and I'd assume that would happen more often than not when he was being asked to match up with guys that outweighed him by 75lbs and more and were often 3" taller.

    He may turn out to be a bust as a 4-3 OLB as well but at least now he'll have fighting chance to show what he can do and if he still doesn't succeed then we'll probably replace him and maybe some 3-4 team will pick him up and every one will see that's what he was built to play in and Phil just made another boo boo when he drafted him and expected him to fit his ideas of where and how he should play. Maybe it was a mistake but I'll give Phil credit for acknowledging those he's made.

    So with all of this past history (all two years of it) who in this draft, at a position he'd like to fill, is the most similar prospect to McClellin and Long? If it's a DL it has to be Donald with Hageman a very distant second and I really hope it stays that way. As DBs I'd say Gilbert and Dix might come close but I doubt they'll last until #14 and there's at least a 50/50 chance that with all the hype and praise Donald is getting he may not last either. But if he does, and based on how Phil drafts, you have to think he's one of the top guys for his pick.
     
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