Louisville Safety Calvin Pryor Says He's Right Fit For Bears

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    Pryor is quickly becoming my number one want at 14. He will likely be there, and I think can provide an impact from day one here at HH. Finally the asinine "he hits too hard" stuff has seemingly subsided and without that there isn't much of a knock on him. Strong run defender who can also be a playmaker if the qb gives him a chance, I don't know what is not to like about him. His height isn't really a problem. Most NFL teams inflate height/weight as do all college teams. I would say most S play right around that 6 foot range.
     
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    Grizz - we still have three full weeks. Not a real fan of this offseason schedule. Draft would have been next week which is long enough IMO.
     
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    We all know, Ric. Just keep it out of this forum, lol
     
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    you win this round jerk.
     
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    I don't understand it. If anything, I think they should have moved it up to this weekend or last weekend. Give the draftees more time with the team to get up to speed. Putting them another 2 weeks behind just doesn't make sense to me. Also, I hate waiting an extra 2 week. It's another 2 weeks of raw speculation and wild scenarios on here but hey its better than nothing.
     
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    I think you meant "circle"
     
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    I think this is just temporary isn't it? Just to evaluate it being this late. They haven't made it permanent yet have they?
     
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    And that's where I disagree completely. They aren't looking to just "fortify" a position. They're gonna look to replace a Pro Bowl 3 tech DT they don't currently have. It would be huge mistake to think that any of the other linemen is that guy. Collins is really the only guy they have to play that spot. He pretty good but he's not a top guy and they would still need another DT to pair with him.

    If you move any other player like Ratliff or Houston to the spot as a starter then you're taking them out of natural positions and weakening the line. It doesn't have to be Donald, although he's by far the best choice, but it does need to be a guy who can come and make an impact this year. If they feel the can get that guy in round two or three great but their chances diminish accordingly.

    All I can say is what I have before. It'll be far easier to find a good Safety prospect in round two than it will be to find a DT who can do all of what Donald can. If he's there I don't how you can pass on him for a Safety when there are still guys like Bucannon and Ward who won't go until two and a few more in three. Pryor is a good ball player but he's not at the level of past Safeties who've been taken around that same spot in past years.
     
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    Raw speculation and wild scenarios? Not here. I'm sure we've already hit on the draft exactly as it will unfold.
     
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    I think the NFL wanted to keep the brand name under the spotlight a little longer. Backing it up 2 or 3 weeks keeps everyone on the NFL. Excitement lingers for a week or two and then Baseball takes over. Come June and July mini-camps get going so the NFL gained a month of Brand recognition by pushing the draft back. Somewhere behind it is $$$$ as they announce the schedule, Jersey sales, and keeping the public more interested may lead to more season ticket sales. Its purely Business.
     
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