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  1. BearJim

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    Yeah, that's a big if Ric. I think what happened is either his agent told him he needed to bulk up if he wanted to get drafted or his coaches told him they wanted him to get bigger. I don't know that for sure but I'm sure he will be asked that at Halas Hall in the next few days.
     
  2. riczaj01

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    670's scout said that he was told to bulk up by someone, and he didn't do it correctly. So hopefully HH can get his weight correct
     
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  3. Chicago_66

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    Any possibility we trade back into the third or we all set for now?
     
  4. Chicago_66

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    Biggest surprise for me so far is that I've yet to be surprised. Fuller, Ego, and Sutton are all players we've heard at one time or another being linked to us.
     
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  5. Bearsinhouston

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    Sounds like you ARE surprised!
     
  6. Chicago_66

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    Emery is the ultimate ninja. Right when you think you know how he works, picking players you hadn't even considered, he goes and drafts the people we've been clamoring for in one way or another.
     
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  7. jackiejokeman

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    As stated ... outguessing Emery is senseless.
     
  8. DavidL

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    I see that three safeties were drafted in the second and third rounds, and they all run about 4.4 in the 40. The Bears drafted two defensive tackles that most people on this board never heard of, judging from all the draft postings here.
     
  9. Chicago_66

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    Not really sure where you get that from, I've seen plenty of mocks from members here where we picked these guys.
     
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  10. riczaj01

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    I'd heard of both of them, both are solid, if not raw picks. But none of the S's were worth drafting at 51 or at all in the 3rd
     
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  11. Chicago_66

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    I don't think it's too big of an if, apparently he's sitting at 290/295 right now.
     
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  12. riczaj01

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    ya sounds like Sutton was well aware that whoever drafted him was going to want him in the 290 range, he said he could add or drop another 1o or so also.
     
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    So, now we have Ratliff, Collins, Izzy, Ferguson, Sutton, and Paea. Is that enough, or do we need to draft more tackles before we get a safety?

    I checked out Southward. He runs 4.35 in the 40 and has a 42-inch vertical jump. That would have been real nice going up with Megatron for the ball.
     
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    We aren't drafting a S David, at least we shouldn't. the S class was decimated in the first, the rest just aren't that good. Better to get another CB and hope he can transition.
     
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    Let's just say I'm underwhelmed but more because of how things worked out than because of mistakes. Once Donald was gone Fuller made perfect sense especially if they had him ranked above the Safeties who were not all that special. I think the draft proved that.

    Sutton isn't up to Donald's standards but he plays a similar style game and can handle that penetrating, disrupting 3 tech DT spot. He's a playmaker who'll be effective in the rotation of they can keep his weight in check. If not Donald then Sutton was the best second option or possibly Reid but he doesn't have Sutton's pedigree.

    The pick I don't see at all is Ferguson. I think we screwed up there because there were better players available at other positions but we reached based on need. Maybe they can coach him up to be a decent player but right now all he looks like to me is a major project NT with no pass rushing ability at all. The kid is a Mel Tucker type and I'm not impressed with his DLines at Jax.
     
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    Well the Bears can look at Keith McGill. He played Safety in college
     
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    I think there is a possibility that we take a second CB that we either use as a 3rd CB when Tillman leaves or more probably try to move to S, or we go LB, TE, RB, WR

    That's 5 possibilities and we still have 4 picks. Plus we always get 3-5 UDFA afterwards. I think we are in pretty good shape.
     
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    Then we should have drafted Clinton-Dix instead of Fuller. I am really disappointed in this draft.
     
  19. Bearsinhouston

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    yeah, I myself was disappointed Donald was taken right before us, but in actuality we don't know if Emery would have gone Fuller anyway. We know he liked him and we know he wanted a CB. What we don't know is who he had ahead of who there. STL made a good grab there. Can't fault them. I am thinking that we would have gone with Donald since 2 DT's were taken -- that tells me that Emery viewed it as a pretty big need. Not sure who we would have gotten at CB though in the second. I do like Fuller. What I do like is that both Ferguson and Sutton COULD be studs. I did not want someone that COULD be a stud, but that's just the way it is. I am going to look at it as best as possible right now. It is very possible we got three really good players right now. We'll see.
     
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  20. riczaj01

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    no reason to be disappointed in a whole draft b/c 1 position doesn't get filled. There is still UDFA and the 2nd round of free agency after teams cut down. there will be capable S's to pick up(hopefully). Meanwhile the team got a starting NB, who can play S, and will be the starting CB after Tillman retires/gest hurt and the DT/NT long term solution is solidified.
     
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