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  1. latorreedgar

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    Can Mack really drop

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    OLB KHALIL MACK
    BUFFALO
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    DT DOMINIQUE EASLEY
    FLORIDA
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    DT EGO FERGUSON
    LSU
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    C MARCUS MARTIN
    USC
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    CB ANTONE EXUM
    VIRIGNIA TECH
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    S TY ZIMMERMAN
    KANSAS STATE
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    RB STORM JOHNSON
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  2. riczaj01

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    Rather have a S in the 2nd or 3rd and don't need a C in the 4th if we go back to back DT's, S is far higher on the list of needs. But good draft lat
     
  3. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    Here's one version if we did go with Donald in the 1st round. I guess the world wouldn't end if we did this :-)
    Obviously we don't get one of the top safeties in the draft, but I have to admit I do like this draft for the following reasons:

    1. There are some very high-quality players here that can help us besides Donald. And even though I argue about drafting a safety in the first round, I do admit Donald probably makes our DL (when added to the guys already signed there) a stellar line in the NFL. We'd have solid depth too.

    2. Mosely would be a good addition to our LB corps and we do need help there. He is the #1 ranked MLB in this draft. "The leader of the Crimson Tide's suffocating defense. Mosley is capable of starring at virtually any of the three linebacker roles in Chicago's 4-3 alignment. Mosley does a nice job using his length and lower body fluidity to keep himself clean through a crowd and finishes at the ball, wrapping and driving through his target. He is very smart and keeps his eyes on the ball to track and attack and rarely makes mental mistakes, which is a result of his high football IQ and preparation skills."

    3. I think Desir is going to be a very very solid CB in the NFL. He's been flying under the radar a bit, but he seems like a guy who could be a solid starter next year when Peanut is gone. "Sports a lean, athletic build with excellent height for the position. Fluid athlete with light feet, flexibility and balance. Has a low backpedal, controlled transition and is a smooth accelerator with good top-end speed. Trusts his athleticism, showing the patience to allow receivers to get close before opening his hips to turn and run downfield. Aggressively closes on underneath routes. Locates the ball well, showing good hand-eye coordination and body control to adjust to make the tough grab. Has dominated lower-level competition based largely on his natural gifts."

    4. We have a pretty decent SS and FS here. The SS, Dezmen Southward, is the #6 ranked SS in this draft. He's a raw project for sure, but he could be something special: "Fast, rand a 4.38 40. Long arms and solid frame. Plays with toughness and burst to close. Attacks blockers, showing little regard for his own safety. Good body control and awareness of the sideline. Good, not great, burst to close. Impressive durability. WEAKNESSES: Raw and still learning the game -- began playing as a high school senior." He reminds me of a safety version of Kyle Long. The FS, Kenny Ladler, is the #6 ranked FS in this draft. He looks pretty solid too, "well-built frame for the position. Instinctive defender who diagnoses the action quickly and attacks, whether it be toward the line of scrimmage vs. the run or in reading the eyes of the quarterback to break on a pass. Good straight-line speed and possesses an impressive initial burst, as well as good closing speed. Generally a reliable open-field tackler with a history of delivering big hits, many of which result in forced fumbles (team-leading five in 2013). Steadily improved throughout his career with starting experience at both strong and free safety. Valued special teams contributor on the punt and punt return units."

    5. The TE, Crockett Gilmore, is solid receiving AND blocking. I'd love to see us draft this guy. "Natural hands for the reception. High-points passes, showing impressive hand-eye coordination, timing on his leap and overall body control. Competitive blocker who gets a solid initial shove on the defender and works to sustain. Shows some nastiness as a blocker, knocking defenders to the ground."

    6. Gaffney, the RB, I don't know much about. Here's all I could find on him:
    "Solidly-built with good body strength. Balanced runner with admirable toughness to shake and slide off tacklers. Runs hard and physical and would rather go through defenders than around them - will deliver hits with a strong stiff arm and often fall forward. Coordinated athlete with light feet. Tough at the point of attack and not easy to bring down with arm tackles. Strong inside runner and a very smart and assignment sound runner to stay in his lane. Churns out yards as a workhorse back and runs the same late in games as he does in the 1st quarter. Gives up his frame as a blocker. Ability as a receiver out of the backfield. Productive senior season and finished top-10 in the FBS in rushing yards (1,709) and rushing scores (21) despite not playing football in 2012. Dedicated and hard-working athlete and gets the most out of his body and ability."

    All of the scouting info listed above came from NFLdraftscout.com (and was updated 4/21/2014)
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    The NFL is trying to spread out events into as many months as possible for maximum exposure.

    Sept-Dec: regular season
    Jan: playoffs/college all-star games
    Feb: SB/Combine
    March: Free agency
    April: schedule release
    May: draft
    July: training camp
    August: preseason

    There's something major or newsworthy every month except June. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if the NFL makes the May draft a permanent thing, like it or not.
     
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    This is a little different:

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    S CALVIN PRYOR
    LOUISVILLE
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    TE ERIC EBRON
    NORTH CAROLINA
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    CB PIERRE DESIR
    LINDENWOOD
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    DT CARAUN REID
    PRINCETON
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    ILB MAX BULLOUGH
    MICHIGAN STATE
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    DT KELCY QUARLES
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    191

    QB TAJH BOYD
    CLEMSON
     
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    Yeah. That was also my understanding of the reasoning. Bad logic. Instead of being able to discuss how the new guys are acclimating to their new teams, we get more peoples posts of how they hope the draft goes. Let's do it for real and then we can have some meaningful discussion instead. Discussion about who we got vs who we wish we get, how they might fit, coaches evals, etc
     
  7. MPbears68

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    I understand and feel the same way. I can't look at another mock draft or player eval. I'm sick of it.
     
  8. butkus3595

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    The draft wasn't moved back two weeks to drag out coverage. There was an event already booked for the original date at Radio City Music hall.
     
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    Right......the NFL "forgot" to reserve it in advance for a yearly scheduled event. And there's nowhere else it could possibly be held.
     
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    Whats the date for the draft next year? I'll save you the time of googling it because it hasn't been determined yet. It's held AROUND the same time every year, but the exact dates are not determined as of yet. Because of that Radio City Music Hall went ahead and booked a show. The commish is on record stating that the draft may return to the month of April next year, and it may not be at Radio City Music Hall(Because they have an event scheduled for the end of April next year too!). Sorry to burst the conspiracy theory bubble.

    I agree that they should have looked for another place to have it. There are places, but in reality, if you wanted to keep in NYC...there are not many options. The Garden has playoff hockey, and they hoped to have playoff basketball...I don't know how that would have worked out. Brooklyn has playoff basketball. Theres the Prudential Center in Jersey...which like the garden had hoped to have playoff hockey but doesn't. The only other option is the IZOD center which has nothing happening as far as I know.
     
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