POLL: Would you like to see the Bears trade down for extra draft picks?

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Would like to see the Bears trade down for extra draft picks?

  1. Yes, if they can find a trade partner.

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  2. No, pick at #14.

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    53.3%
  1. lklrlolnlilklsox

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    Speaking of punter, I'd consider a late pick spent on Van Der Kampfer a wise one. It's been too long since we had a P who can win the field position battles with any sort of regularity and Kirby is a total stud.
     
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    This is where it's good to have the upgraded scouting department and Emery in place now. A lot of the 1st round picks every year are to players who end up a disappointment. They're touted as the studs by the talking heads and we all salivate like Pavlov's dog thinking they're going to be great. On the flip side of the coin, guys like Belichick find gems on a regular basis in other rounds. So, if we do have high-powered talent evaluators now, then I'm comfortable if they believe the greater value to our team is to trade down. They may see a guy who is as good as the "name guys" we're all getting enamored with - that can be had later in the draft, while adding another high-tier talent with the additional draft pick. As some have pointed out, Emery may have these guys graded differently than Mel "Almighty" Kiper and the boys.

    I do wonder about three things though:
    #1 is that we may not get the opportunity to trade down. So this may all be conjecture anyway.
    #2 is that maybe Emery does see a guy at #14 who would be better value to the team than the extra guy he'd get in a trade-down. But if he would trade down, I'm fine trusting him with that move.
    #3 maybe Emery is comfortable with building a bit more with the Belichick method of delayed gratification. In other words maybe he'd grab two eventual solid starters, while passing on the guy who is a polished starter day-1, because he feels the team ultimately is stronger this way.

    I don't know, but these are things I wonder about :-)
     
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    I love Belichick,but while they contend every year, it's not like they have been knocking it out of the park with the extra picks. I think they rely on getting decent players and coaching them up. It seems to have worked better for them in the past than it has recently.
     
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    I said yes, mainly due to the current managements scouting skills..i still remember the AJ is fat and worthless threads, but Emery went and got that mother F'cker anyway....like many said, if they can get a legit trade and Emery has his ducks in a row with a plan in mind behind the trade, then why not....
    I might be alone on this thought, but the current roster is good to go...they could add ZERO draft picks or other FA's and still make the playoffs...IMO the draft as it stands now is just filler/future. And yeah i know i'm in the minority lmao but i don't expect a SB from this team next year either...
     
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    If donald and haha have gone, yes. otherwise no
     
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    I'm not all that high on Jernigan either as a 3 tech and if Paea returns to form and improves we already have a Jernigan type in him. Which is all the more reason Donald is the fit there. So if he's gone, and so is Dix, and you're down to Pryor, Dennard, and Fuller who do you take assuming you can't get fair value to trade down?

    Do you draft for immediate need and take Pryor? Or do you take a CB who'll sit for a year and maybe play some STeams? I'm hoping for a better shake but it could come down to that.
     
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    I do too which is one reason why I posted that article by Jack Bechta. I was as caught up in all the counter hype about Jeffery as anyone and all the while that was happening he was slowly getting himself back in shape both in his body and his attitude. We always knew the guy could catch the big question was would he ever get open enough to be thrown to. Well he's proven that whether he's covered or not he can still catch a football better than just about anyone I've ever seen.

    So a lot of the more recent chatter and noise is just that. Teams are far more set now than the talking heads and gurus would ever like us to believe but admitting that shuts off their water far too soon so they'll keep spreading rumors and pushing out new mocks all the way up until draft day changing them just enough to sell one more version before they have to put their Ouija boards away for another year.

    What the Bears need is simple. A true DT (not a two gap NT), a Safety who can cover, a young CB. Somewhere they need to covers at least two if not all three of those bases and then still look for some depth at RB and possibly pickup a QB. That's what many of us believe the plan will be now we have to wait to see what it really is.
     
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    There's an awful lot of quality talent that could be there at 14 that fits some teams need who has the want and means move up.
     
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    Possibly but that doesn't answer my question. If you can assume Donald won't be there I can assume we can't trade out of that slot. So choose your poison. Will it be Arsenic Pryor, Cyanide Dennard, or Strychnine Fuller? :rofl2: I'm just curious what you would do with those limitations and why.
     
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    Trade back, draft Tuitt and grab your DBs with the next two picks. Hahahahahaha

    Seriously, though, I do REALLY like Tuitt in spite of the foot surgery, and I would draft him in a trade down scenario because of the relative depth of DT to DB - but it would be Pryor.
     
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