Mock Offseason 1.0

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  1. dachuckster

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    I know about Nix's knee and don't think he will go in the first 2 or 3 rounds if there is a real question about his durability.

    My post assumed a solid recovery from the injury. He had a torn meniscus. I don't think this is prone to re-injury like other knee injuries.

    The only other DT I really like so far in the draft is Ra'Shede Hageman and I think he may be gone by the time we pick at 14.
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  2. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    as far as talent goes, barring inj concerns I don't know that you can find a better guy in the draft to plug a hole in the middle; he'll no doubtedly be picked up by a 3-4 team if there is one before 14 in need of a NT.
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    A lot of the mock drafts have the first DT being taken as low as #15 (Steelers). I think the DTs will go earlier and just hope there is a legitimate big body DT available to us.

    Trying to flip between a 4-3 and a 3-4 requires a talented and athletic line (and at least one real monster for a NT).
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    It looks like AJ McCarron is going to slide pretty late, but Mel Kiper has him as "the next Chad Pennington"(while also mentioning that Bill Parcells' favorite QB he's ever coached was Chad Pennington), so it might make sense to pick him up in the 4th or whatever.

    Also, IDK about anyone else, but I think Frey will improve enough to take over the nickelback and not just because of injury, so we might get by with only needing to draft one or two cornerbacks and one safety (assuming we pick up another one in FA).

    With all that said, I'm not predicting where or when we draft whom, but giving what I think is the list of positions that need upgraded by priority for both FA and the draft:

    NT
    DT
    DE
    SS
    CB
    FS
    TE
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  5. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    The real question becomes where is the depth in the draft? You need to hedge your bet if you need multiple starters/playmakers then you need to base your draft how to get those, not just the best 1 of those needs in the first.
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    Exactly right. At this point, spit balling is about the best we can do. Hell there are going to be guys moving up or down by "rounds" and not just individual "picks". I think I referenced Kony Ealy as someone we might be interested in for our 2nd round pick (based on scouting reports and mocks I had seen), now I see a couple having him as a top 10 pick. WTF?
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    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    It's impossible to know where someone is going to go in this draft; we'll have a better idea after the combine.

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