Those Wanting a DT: 20 Years of #14 NFL Draft Picks

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  1. BelieveInMonsters

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    For those of you wanting the Bears to draft a DT with the #14 Pick here are the trends with the pick over the last 20 Years:

    2013 Star Lotuleli DT
    2012 Michael Brockers DT
    2011 Robert Qunn DE
    2010 Earl Thomas S
    2009 Malcolm Jenkins CB
    2008 Chris Williams OT (BEARS)
    2007 Darrelle Revis CB
    2006 Brodrick Bunkley DT
    2005 Thomas Davis LB
    2004 Tommie Harris DT (BEARS)
    2003 Michael Haynes DT (BEARS)
    2002 Jeremy Shockey TE
    2001 Kenyatta Walker OT
    2000 Bubba Franks TE
    1999 John Tait OT
    1998 Jason Peter DT
    1997 Reinard Wilson LB
    1996 Eddie George RB
    1995 Ruben Brown G
    1994 Bernard Williams OT

    1) 9 out of last 10 have been used on a defensive player
    2) 12 out of last 20 have been used on a defensive player
    3) Bears have owned #14 Pick 3 times within last 20 years and have used the pick on a DT 2 out of 3 times (2008-Chris Williams OT, 2004--Tommie Harris DT, 2003--Michael Haynes DT)
    4) 4 out of last 10 have been used on a DT.

    Position Breakdown (As you can see DT taken with #14 pick more than any other position):

    DT-5
    DE-2
    S-1
    CB-2
    LB-2
    TE-2
    RB-1
    OT-4
    OG-1
     
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    I can see some sense of it since the QBs, WRs, OTs, an DE/OLBs seem to go high along with pass rushers and a top CB. Most DTs these days are more of the run defender type and that's usually second to a pass rusher. That's one thing that makes Donald a little unique and probably why he's rated as high as he is despite his size. He can penetrate and he can rush and those are becoming more rare in DTs these day.

    What's beginning to concern me with as much press as he's gotten is that another team might see him as a Dwight Freeney kind of DE which means a couple more teams picking before #14 might also have an interest. You'd have to give it at least a 20% possibility that could happen. If it does it does. There are more than enough top players to make a choice from in that draft slot.
     
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    Fuggin Haynes. I wonder if he's fondling animals for a living yet?
     
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    Those are the only 2 that really stand out to me out of that entire group. If Gilbert or Dix/Pryor are there grab them if you get a Revis type athlete in the backfield.
     
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    I could not agree more. My want list in order is Gilbert, Pryor, then Clinton-Dix.

    As for the list, Eddie George was a pretty solid running back in addition to the two you mentioned.
     
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    Apparently that was his ambition then?
     
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    All of these guys were either great, or had very good careers. Not bad for the 14th pick.
     
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    I would be very surprised if Gilbert or Dix were still there and even more so now that the QBs seem to be sliding a bit leaving a vacuum that may be filled by more defensive picks. That's what concerns me about Donald. If he ends up as the BPA on somebody's board do they grab him on that basis alone? And I still don't know if I'd take Pryor. He seem to have a Brandon Meriweather "hit man" style to him that's becoming a real no no these days.
     
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    yeah... if the QBs drop as a group, the ones that normally take up their space are the difference makers on D. (DE and DT). only one real DE that high so the rest will probably come from DE. The good OT's will always be there but I don;t think any more will move up if QB's move down. As you say, I think it will be D and mostly DL. I haven't watched the WR's this year. Only 1 in the top 10 this draft?
     
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    He wanted to be a veterinarian. Looking at his wikipedia page, apparently he's now a high school football/soccer coach in Texas. Double fail.
     
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    Maybe if he's a good coach, he can turn his players into a bunch of animals and turn his fortune around....
     
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    Maybe two. Some have Evans going to the Giants. Big boy. Aircraft Carrier size 6'5 225lbs.
     
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    Earl Thomas? Tommy Harris? Both very solid players at that pick as well. Chris Williams, not so much....
     
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    I wouldn't be too worried about Donald. There are a couple of WRs, OL, LBs, and a TE that will pick up the slack if the QBs drop.
     
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    both solid, but nothing like the ones I highlighted, both Revis and Shockey had far better careers respectivly then Harris or Thomas did; hell Revis is still going.
     
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    Earl Thomas is a stud bro. John Tait was a key player for us...he played one hell of a left tackle for us. Ruben Brown had a long career and was one of the best guards in the game(also played a key role for us), and Eddie George was great...until he got jacked up in the hole by Ray Lewis.
     
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    Still not in the same atmosphere as Revis and Shockey. George is the 3rd on that list.

    I'm not saying the rest sucked, not at all, but those three are really the only true stand outs.

    Guarantee you that no one outside of chicago thinks highly of Brown Tait or Harris, but a ton of people all over the country think highly of Revis Shockey and George.
     
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    Eh...I'd argue about Shockey. Living in Jersey I saw all his games...I think he could have been better than he was. Not saying he wasn't very good...but I wouldn't put him anywhere near Revis. As for the lineman...not many people know lineman. How many people know how good Willie Roaf was? How many even know who he is?
     
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    If a team is serious about having a solid defense, then they'd better get serious regarding their safeties. The game has changed. Just as Sean Payton said in that article, it's not a luxury anymore. Good offenses will pick a team apart that has a weak link at safety. We saw that last year.
     
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