Durkin: Best Odds to Find an All-Pro @ 14 is @ Safety

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  1. BelieveInMonsters

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    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/24/durkin-bears-should-adhere-to-safety-first/

    Link above. Does Emery need any more reason to take a Safety first?

    Durkin uses results from the 2009-13 drafts to determine that the Bears' best odds at finding an All-Pro on defense in the first 14 picks is at Safety.

    Second to last is DT.
     
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    I hadn't thought of it this way. This draft will be Emery's opportunity to showcase what he can do drafting defensive players who can make a difference.
     
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    Yeah. I'm surprised that more Bears fans (myself included) haven't thought of this yet.

    This is a "show me" draft where Emery really needs to prove himself on the defensive side of the football.

    This could mean that he may not go for the riskier pick at a position where it is much more difficult to strike gold.
     
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    It's a double-edged sword. I really, really, really want an impact S. However, I just don't really care for the impact at DT outside of the first. Do you straight up go for biggest impact player or pick to balance and play to strengths of the class (DB)? I always go for impact over balance, but being a team that views itself as "close" they might go for the balance play that brings immediate contribution at multiple spots...
     
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    I think you hit it on the head. It will be interesting to see what Emerys approach is, especially since there is no guarantee the so called impact player will not be a bust. Do you spread the risk or go for it.
     
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    Right now BSB, I say if I'm Emery I'm going for it. None of of our scouts but you can slate your most likely to be impact player here _____, and take that guy. The guy you think will have the biggest impact from day one. Maybe in Emery's eyes its Donald. Maybe its Pryor. Maybe it's Hageman. Maybe its someone we don't think about right now. Either way, if we are in a win now you swing for the fences and look for the knockout IMO.
     
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    Emery is not as good at defense, from what we have seen thus far. But I also think he is smart enough to know what his weakness is.

    I tend to think he will not take as many risks this year and go for the guy that will make an impact on the defense. I think he will listen to his coordinators and his scouts.
     
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    I have never been involved in the inner workings of an NFL team, nor have I had the opportunity to discuss the workings with anyone who had the opportunity to work in the front office of an NFL team. I am sure that different teams probably have different ways that they conduct business, but just based on what I see with the Bears, I wonder if the GM is not just a conduit for what the HC is telling him are the positions of need. In other words, I'm not sure it is Emery (offense) and JA (defense). Lovie was a defensive coach and might have been feeding JA what he wanted. Trestman really knows what he is doing offensively and knows what will work. Now the offensive picks have been better.

    I am sure it is much more complex than that, With their respective expertises, the two coaches were able to get a player on their respective side of the ball to develop faster. But just wondering out loud if the change in player aquisition might not be due to the HCs more than we thought.
     
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    MP - thanks for the post. I love how the guy disengages and is able to tackle his target. He really does has good technique. Playing devils advocate here, most guys coming into the pros have quite a bit to improve on their technique so their ceiling has room to grow. I wonder how close to his ceiling Donald is already. I really like the guy. what is it like 10 or 11 sacks from an interior lineman? That's crazy. The guy always seems to be in the backfield and in college anyway he seems to draw a double quite often. With Houston and Allen playing end, if he is drawing a double (they may have to double Allen also), it's going to take more assets than they want to be able to protect their QB. Just the kind of thing Trestman loves to do to an offense - take them out of their comfort zone.
     

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