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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by The Benjamin, May 8, 2014.
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Looks like its FA or next year for Safety.
Kid looks like a player. That said, you would likely expect a 14th pick to fill a more immediate need, especially with what Emery espouses about winning championships. Briggs, Peanut, Allen, Ratliff aren't getting any younger,... I suppose if you don't think any of other picks are going to help out of the gate, either, then you take your top rated guy. I'd call it a hedge pick with an eye toward the future,...
I hope he ends up as S, and plays it well. You absolutely do not take a player at 14 to be a first year project and not start. Especially when you are clearly in a win now situation. Maybe this is an insurance against Tillman getting hurt, but then again it begs the question.....Who. the. hell. is. going. to. play. safety? Any chance of getting a quality safety is gone, Buchannon and Ward age gone.
My hope is he can play S, and play well but I guess we will have to see.
That's a cool stat, hope to see it continue more this upcoming season when Fuller do get some playing time (rookie db's always gets picked on).
I like the pick. A couple days ago someone was saying move down and pick this kid. I had heard that day that Cincinnati was high on him so trading down would mean ahead of Cinci. Come to find out Pitt was high on him with the 15th so moving down any wasn't an option. If you like the guy at 14 you take him. From what I've heard and seen on tape he fills a need.
For shits and giggles. You could move Peanut to safety after this year and move Fuller to full time CB. I know Charles doesn't wanna play safety BUT to extend a career you never know.
What is your definition of "starter"? The "starting" nickel back will be on the field more often than one of the "starting" LBers....Fuller's physicality may also allow the Bears to play in nickel more often, in situations where they would normally need 3 LBers on the field. (with Fuller covering the TE)
And without another CB what happens if Tillman or Jennings are injured? Bowman was a solid backup and he's gone to NYC, Hayden has barely been healthy the last 5 years and didn't play all last season....without Fuller to step in you're relying on Frey or Hayden or a 2nd/3rd round rookie to potentially cover Calvin Johnson/Golden Tate/Eric Ebron, Jordie Nelson/Randall Cobb, Greg Jennings/Cordarelle Patterson.....we lose either Tillman or Jennings you could have Hayden or Frey covering those guys for 6 games against our division rivals, arguably the 6 most important games of the season.
CB is a position where you really can't have too many quality players, especially in our division with how often we face 3 wide/4 wide sets...
This pick is growing on me, just hope he gets some real quality minutes and can make some plays. I still suspect he is going to at least see what he has at S come TC, but either way if the kid can get some quality time and quality reps then I am happy.
I'm happy about the pick. I'm hopeful Fuller can get his feet wet in multiple spots-CB, NB, S. The safety play will at least won't be a gaping hole this year. I'm betting rounds 2-5 will be surprisingly entertaining.
I'll say it now, and its not completely fair but its will probably hold true. Fuller will be in direct competition with Dix to outpreform him in the eyes of most fans. If Dix comes on as a playmaker and Fuller is just meh, there will be a host of angry Bears fans far and wide.
I know its not a very fair comparison, but Emery made this pick and he better damn well be right.
After watching some highlights I like this pick a lot. Looks like he has really good instincts, and plays faster than his 40 would indicate. Also looks like he tackles well in space, and has a knack for finding the ball in the air. Was high pointing the ball really well at the combine and a few times on tape too.