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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    I really really like that one. I'd croak if we were able to bring those guys in for this year, I'd be so happy. I don't think my old heart could take it :-)
     
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    Grizz, 100% agreed, we very well could be drafting w/the same priorities as last year minus 1 or 2 "needs".
     
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    Until we start not missing on first rounders, and finding quality in the middle and end of the draft consistently we will always be handcuffed to one or two positions early. You look back at how much "busted" picks effect the position we are in now.

    Hardin. Emery's worst pick to date really hurt. We could have a quality safety OR CB now in his 3rd year if he turned out as advertised. Emery bailed us out on JA's Carimi bust by finding a starter in the 5th last year, but had that not happend we would very likely be looking at taking a RT this year at 14.

    Bottom line, we need more Mills picks and less Hardin picks. We need more Long picks and less Shea picks. We have all touted our favorite players and positions for going on two months now. Ya know what? I'm to the point of not caring who is drafted where I just want quality through the draft. I'm sick and tired of being handcuffed to a position or two every draft. Emery would have to 'draft the lights out' so to speak in order to get us to where we want to be next year, and we would have to have luck with guys we have. We will never enter a draft with no needs and just go BPA every round, I just want to see us with limited needs so strong that we are absolutely handcuffed to it and we end up reaching at some point. This is an important draft for Emery and the Bears, I honestly think it may define the 2-3 year outlook of this team. If he gets us a starter, a rotational guy/mid season starter, and 2-3 youth depth guys that can develop for a year or two into reliable players I'll be happy.
     
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    What amazes me when I do those OTC drafts is that there are some really solid OL available in that 3rd and 4th round area. It's a shame we have so many dire needs that we can't grab one of them this year. If Emery can get the roster healthy this year on defense, I'd love to see the guy take a rock-solid OL in this area of the draft in future years.......I'm talking about 1 player a year for a few years. The problem is if Kromer is gone, we may not have the coaching to do anything with these guys. I "get it" that for every Kromer in the league, you have several Mike Tice-level coaches. I just hope that when Kromer leaves we don't go back to the Dark Ages with pitiful OL coaching.
     
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    IMO there should be a OL player taken every draft. I'll give a pass to this one given the position we are in, but I agree we need to keep adding youth because that truly is the engine that drives your offense.
     
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    I keep thinking about how valuable it is to have Kromer here in Chicago. To me, he's a precious commodity - and with our history of horrific offensive lines in Chicago, he's a priceless commodity.

    Absolutely priceless.

    The guy for years has made Pro Bowl offensive linemen out of guys you'd never dream could be anything special. I figure he's gone after this year. The thought of that happening makes me sick. Seriously.
     
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    DT AARON DONALD
    PITTSBURGH
    51

    DE STEPHON TUITT
    NOTRE DAME
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    S DEONE BUCANNON
    WASHINGTON STATE
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    QB ZACH METTENBERGER
    LSU
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    RB JAMES WHITE
    WISCONSIN
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    S TY ZIMMERMAN
    KANSAS STATE
    191

    C RUSSELL BODINE
    NORTH CAROLINA
     
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    Lato, good draft, hard to pass on Tuitt if he's there, even if you do go Donald in the 1st. Do have to question the C pick since the team just brought in a probable replacement to Garza though.
     
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    Yeah but both Centers on our team right now are here on one year deals. So they will need one next year and this year would be great to develop that player.
     
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    I just ran this one:

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    I could live with this one. I know folks will not like drafting two DT's. FWIW, I like every one of these players a lot - including picking Logan Thomas with our last pick. I'd love to see what Trestman can do with him at QB. I'd also love to see TE Gilmore playing for us.
     

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