Round 1 Pick 14 The Chicago Bears Select CB Kyle Fuller

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  1. Chicago_66

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    After seeing Clinton drop this far and Pryor even going lower than some/most expected I'm not as sure I would have loved them. Perhaps they both will be great players (love me some Pryor) but maybe it's one of those situations where the whole class is so sub par at a certain position that the one - three guys who are decent get way overvalued in the pre-draft process. With Clinton dropping this far perhaps it means someone like Bucannon or Ward will be there when we pick in the 2nd. Wish the 2nd day of the draft was earlier in the day. This time difference is killin' me.
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    QBs only completed 6 of the 22 passes they threw his way this season.
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    Or maybe Emery just likes guys named Kyle in the first. iunno.
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    Now that's a nice stat. Really though, great to have the CB position taken care of. Tillman is most likely gone next year and Jennings has low miles but he's no spring chicken. As someone else said, with all the 3 WR sets it's not like he won't see the field.
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    No wonder he struggled with his first, first round pick. No Kyle's went until the 4th round. Must have been at a complete loss as to who to draft.
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    Really nice stat. Quality pick, at least not a head-scratcher like some of JA!!
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    He's played safety too.
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    We will get to see Dix play twice a year. Hope fully it won't be a painful reminder.
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    I don't understand all of the butt-hurt over this pick.

    There's nothing not to like. The kid is a versatile, tough lock down corner who can play multiple places on the field which possibly includes Safety.

    I really think there's going to be some boardmembers eating some french fried crow, with a side of crow potatoes and covered in crow gravy.
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    I like the freedom it gives us next year. If we didn't get a starting quality corner this year we were going to be pretty locked into needing one desperately next year. We take care of Tillman's replacement, have 3 quality DB's for the field, and have good injury insurance in case Tillman or Jennings go down. Seems legit. Looking forward to seeing round 2.
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    The Bears must have felt the safeties in this draft were not top-tier talents. And that's what we read (that it's not a great draft for safety talent). Fuller, on the other hand, may be seen as a top-tier talent who can solidly replace Peanut - our Pro Bowl CB. If that's the case, then what's not to like about this pick?

    Emery is probably seeing the defense rebuilding effort as a two year project. And we may ultimately need to top-tier starting CB's brought in during that time frame since our guys are both past 30 years old now. Today we got our first of the two. If it's a mediocre year for safeties, why reach for one in the 1st round that in other years might be considered a 2nd round talent? At least I hope this is the reasoning because I did really like Pryor.
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    The bottom line is Clinton-Dix and Pryor obviously weren't worthy of the #14 pick.

    13 teams before the Bears and 4 teams after them (and 8 teams after them in the case of Clinton-Dix) felt the same way.

    Word is that the Steelers were going to take Fuller at #15 if the Bears didn't take him.
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    Heard from my Eagles friend that the Eagles LOVED Fuller. As did Pittsburgh.

    Emery said in his presser that there isn't a person in the building that doesn't love Kyle Fuller.
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    Or they didn't see much difference between Dix, Pryor & the perceived "2nd tier" of safeties, like Bucanon, Ward & others. Tomorrow will probably answer that question.
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    In the end, I figure I'm just going to trust Emery. I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing the rest of his draft & how this will all come together with his FA acquisitions this off-season. I think this defense is going to be significantly improved this year, and with better depth at most positions.
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    That is an excellent point.
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    Dennard just got picked. I never could make up my mind whether or not I would pick Fuller over Dennard or Dennard over Fuller. I still can't decide :-)

    But I do think Fuller will be a good CB as will be Dennard.
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    At this point, this means a S and DT as what we still need to upgrade on D. I wonder who will still be there at 51.
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    I'm really curious too. It looks like the DT position is fairly deep in this draft. I wasn't crazy about Donald anyway.
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