Round 1 Pick 14 The Chicago Bears Select CB Kyle Fuller

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  1. riczaj01

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    If that had been Chicago at 24, they wouldn't have drafted him though, b/c backup qb's aren't needs those are luxuries to be drafted 1yr before your starter retires. :)
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    Well there were lots of rumors of Favre retiring when they drafted Rodgers that year. So it wasn't a far fetched idea.
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    As I heard it from a former Titans scout who does a radio spot, there are issues with what doctors saw as a narrowing of his spine. The scout said that a few teams took him off their board all together.
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    Word on twitter is that Fuller will wear #23.

    We'll have a guy who wears 23 and actually plays defense AND special teams.

    I kid. I kid. I love Devin Hester.
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    I sense a hint of sarcasm in ric's post. Never a bad idea to draft a QB, Emery's even said he'd take one every year if he had the luxury. I imagine once we get this team stabilized he'll be going BPA with a look at the future of who's declining/retiring/expecting a contract too large. I love what he's done so far and I think once we don't have these essentially do or die needs he'll be even better at drafting. Sadly we'll be handicapped by Angelo for at least a couple more years.

    Really? I remember someone saying there was some medical issues but I never knew what it was. That sounds sketchy as hell, what can a narrowing of his spine result in? As much as I don't want him to succeed I hope he doesn't get some injury during a game that affects his life outside of football.

    I did it, I like the number 23 for DB's. Azzuummaahhh
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    Pretty much what I figured. Was not sure about all in rd 1 but did not think they would last til our 2nd pick. Look for possible LB Telvin Smith for SS and maybe Aikens Rd 4 or 5 for FS. Gonna be interesting, Joyner next best S with 3rd rd grade, Loston and Dixon with 4th and 5th rd grades. Think this will be an out of box pick as teams will reach for known Safeties with so much demand and so little supply
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    Stenosis, or a narrowing of the spine affects the nerves. It can result in numbness/pain in the legs. If the stenosis is higher in the spine that could result in numbness/pain in the neck/shoulders. Not great for a football player.
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    A narrowing of the spine supposedly makes you more susceptible to bruising your spinal cord.



    I think we just drafted Tillman 2.0. Speculating about what could have been is even worse than a thousand mocks, IMO.
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    Fuller is gonna really help us, especially this first year, in keeping the slot receiver shut down, which we haven't REALLY had since 06/07. With teams playing nickle on as much as 60% of downs, drafting a CB to be your NB for his first year is actually a very good idea.
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    I'm glad Kyle Fuller will be wearing #23.

    I love Devin Hester and he's one of my favorite Bears players of all time but he was a one trick pony who needed to perform on offense or defense to justify his pay/roster spot.
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    Damn, yeah definitely not something you want from your safety who's going to be in some high speed collisions back there. I hope Marshall doesn't rough him up too bad. Thanks for the med report butkus.

    Thanks for the info. Yeah definitely, the guy is long and can seemingly handle press coverage very well. With Tillman as his mentor and those very long arms I wonder how adept he'll get at the Tillman Punch? The Fuller Fumble we'll be calling it. I dig the pick, truly.
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    Don't think any of those rumors made it the GB HQ's, they drafted a qb in the first or 2nd round just about every to every other year that Farve was there.
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    I do not believe this at all. Dix will never play CB in this league and no matter what position Fuller plays this year I think Bears fans our smarter than comparing a FS to a CB. Hopefully we will see immediately why we took Fuller, but even if it takes a yr or two to find out how we did I think Fuller will be judged on his own accomplishments or failures.
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    Stenosis is why the Charger's 2x pro bowl LT was forced into retirement early into his career AND why he wasn't drafted high in the first
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    That's probably one of my biggest gripes with Hester.. if Lovie and Co would have just accepted him as a one trick pony he could have been the greatest one trick pony ever. You put him strictly on return duties and the record for returns was broken years ago and he's just been padding stats.
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    I don't think Craig Nall in the 5th in 02 was ever a thought to eventually replace Farve.
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    I agree. And I like the fact we're looking ahead and getting a guy in place BEFORE we're in crisis-mode and a season tanks. I wish we had done something similar (in the draft) prior to Urlacher leaving. When Peanut is done, we can't just chunk anyone in the position and expect to win in this division. Peanut went up against some of the best, if not THE best talent in the NFL and was amazing. I like the fact the Bears brought in a top-tier CB before Peanut is done and the wheels come off. In fact, if a starting CB goes down to injury again this year, we now have some depth.
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    Like many of the pre mock publications thats just an opinion. Pete Prisco gave the Bears an A for the pick. National Football post had Fuller with the same grade as Dennard and Gilbert. I plotted out rankings from different sites in mid April and I would not put a lot into SB nation.
    you can see they ranked Dix high and Fuller low compared to the others. So there opinion is not like similar to others on these two.

         
    PLAYERCBSCOUNTDOWNDRAFTEKGBNSB NATIONYAHOOAVE. RANKMAXPOSITION
    Hasean Clinton-Dix171491891714.018 FS
    Darqueze Dennard14181115221616.022 CB
    Justin Gilbert10111912381016.738 CB
    Calvin Pryor20283021202023.230 FS
    Jason Verrett29332232183127.533 CB
    Kyle Fuller27252730482730.748 CB
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    What about Marc Burnell, Ty Detmeer(laugh now but he was considered to have potential at the time) and Matt Hasslebeck?
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    Grizz, I dont' get your point, ya they are all just opinions, but they are opinions of people that have reason to have weight put behind their opinion.

    Fuller/Pryor/Dix/Dennard/VerrettGilbert are all going to be good players, but only 2 of those filled the most immiediate need. This isn't a Shea who was only expected to go to a 3-4 team to play OLB, or a Long pick, where even he didn't plan on getting drafted day 1.

    I like the player, I don't like the pick, I think Fuller as a player is going to be really good, but I think the team could have gotten a NB future starting CB in the 2nd or 3rd a lot easier then a starting S. Fuller was picked in the rigtht area to play the correct position, but the Bears just put a bandaid on their infected scratch and ignored the fact foot was lopped off.

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