Short Tidbit From Kiper on Bears' Draft Needs

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    Chicago Bears

    Biggest area of need: defensive line/secondary

    The Bears took steps in recent drafts and free agency toward becoming more of an offensive-oriented team, but general manager Phil Emery surely is learning this season the defense is going to require his attention, especially the front four. Given the team's issues rushing the passer and stopping the run, the Bears need to add talent and depth at defensive tackle and defensive end. But Emery will also need to replenish other areas on defense, most notably the secondary. Contracts for cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings expire after the season, as does the K of safety Major Wright. Expect the DL and the Secondary to be the two areas which Emery focuses on in FA and the 2014 draft.

    -- Michael C. Wright


    Kiper's Top Chicago prospects:
    Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina | Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon | Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida

    Kiper's Draft analysis: The Bears have had to get creative on the defensive line because of injuries, and I certainly think they will be drafting to bolster that group. Timmy Jernigan of Florida State is a player who could fit. Jernigan is athletic for his size and can both disrupt the pocket and scrape down the line to make plays against the run. Stephon Tuitt of Notre Dame could be someone to watch, because he's another player who offers versatility, with a combination of size and speed to move around. A first-round sleeper to watch would be athletically gifted Ra'Shede Hageman of Minnesota. Chicago is in desperate need of young, athletic, playmakers on the DL.

    -- Mel Kiper Jr.
     
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    Helmet Hair has been discredited in my eyes. Back when Mike Williams (? Lions bust) was in college, he said he would be a HOFer in the NFL.
     
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    We need somebody who can stop the run. We currently are 29th in the NFL in run defense (LINK). We're giving up 4.4 yards a play against the run. Pretty hard to win that way. The tackles just get tossed aside like rag dolls. Of course, we're almost as bad rushing the passer. We're 28th in the NFL in sacks (LINK).
     
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    No to Clowney. His stock has fallen significantly imo along with his work ethic.
     
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    So, Emery just needs to draft a mamamoth, run-stuffing DT and an elite pass-rushing DE in the first two rounds. No biggie. Than he can focus on finding a hard-hitting safety who has a nose for the ball (i.e. - who is NEVER out of position) and a promising prospect at QB whom Trestman can mold into a future elite NFL QB.
     
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    That would be a nice start in this coming draft. My wish list goes way beyond THAT meager list :D
     
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    A highly athetic playmaker named Ra'shede? Coming from Minnesota? Where have I heard that before?
     
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    1st round: defense
    2nd round: defense
    3rd round: defense
    4th round: defense
    5th round: defense
    6th round: defense

    Yeah, sounds about right.
     
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    we need a qb
     
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    With the terrible injuries to the d line at least we see some small semblance of depth with Bass, and perhaps Ratliff. If McC comes on and Collins and Wootton comes back I could see moving Paea to 3tech for depth (don't think we'll keep Melton). Pep will most likely be gone so getting a NT in the draft and a DE in FA (or vice versa) would be quite doable.

    Get either a SS or FS in the second round (or FA) if FA then a second round CB for depth as I think we could still sign both Jennings and Peanut with the penny pinching of Emery. Boggs would be the center of the future then we would just need a slot WR and a backup QB somewhere in the mix.

    I have no idea what to do w/Tucker though lol.
     
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