What position should the Bears draft in the first round?

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by The Benjamin, Oct 22, 2013.

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What should the Bears draft in the first round?

  1. QB

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. WR

    0 vote(s)
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  3. OL

    0 vote(s)
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  4. DL

    14 vote(s)
    46.7%
  5. LB

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  6. CB

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  7. S

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  8. Best available regardless of position

    8 vote(s)
    26.7%
  9. Trade up

    0 vote(s)
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  10. Trade down

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. The Benjamin

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    Assuming the Bears finish with a middle of the pack pick (bad defense, no Cutler for at least four games if not more), what position would you like to see the Bears draft with their first round pick?

    At the moment, the Bears have the 23 pick (according to NFL standings they have the 10th best record)
     
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  2. BelieveInMonsters

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    I voted QB. We've had a couple of seasons get derailed now because of a Cutler injury. I draft a good young QB and re-sign Cutler too.

    Yes the defense is suspect. But we're not going to solve the defensive woes in one draft/one offseason. How much of a difference will one first round defensive pick make on a team with so many holes?

    If Cutler wasn't injured or if we had a nice young backup to go to, we could hope to outscore some opponents in spite of our defensive woes.

    We can shore up the defense in the later rounds of the draft, through free agency, and through players already on the roster stepping up. (Frey, Wooton, Bostic, Greene, and Washington I'm looking at you)

    Having a great defense is nice but where did that get us when Cutler was injured in the past? Bottom line is QB is the #1 position on the field and we've seen several times what an injury can do to your entire season when you have absolutely no depth at QB.

    We need a good young QB who can step in when needed and can become the heir apparent when the time comes. Not comparing their skill sets but I want a Joe Montana/Steve Young, Drew Bledsoe/Tom Brady, Tom Brady/Matt Cassel, Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers type of setup on my Bears.

    As Bears fans, we asked for a 21st century NFL team. What is today's NFL team do you ask? One that plays so-so, OK, mediocre defense, gives up Alot of points, and has a high powered offense that outscores the opposition.

    What you see before your eyes is our transition into that type of team. Our strength now is offense and the best cure for what ails our defense may be to keep stocking up the offense in preparation for the track meet, shootout type of games that were in store for.
     
  3. ZifanQ

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    Depends, if we don't sign Cutler to a 2 year or more contract I would go with QB, if we however do I would go with CB. Even if we sign both Jennings and Tillman, Tillman is gonna miss some playtime and we don't have quality backup CB. Tillman is getting older and he is injuried more and more.

    CB
    DE
    Safety
    LB/DT
    CB
    DE/DT
    C/QB/Speedy WR

    @BIM even tho offense is the way to win Superbowls these days you can't have a defense that can't stop the opponents offense. Look at the top teams, Packers, Saints, Pats, they are all high power offense but they still have a good defense. Our defense sucks, and in a shoot out battle we're gonna lose because our defense can't stop jackshit.
    The only way this defense stops the offense is if they force a turnover..
     
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    What you're saying about defense makes perfect sense.

    I'm not saying to leave the defense in it's current sucky state by any means. You can still improve this defense and make it respectable but my point is, you don't have to do it in the first round of the draft.

    We've had absolutely outstanding defensive play during Lovie Smith's tenure. But, we've already seen what can happen when you have a really good defense and no QB on offense (Or an injured QB after Cutler came to the Bears). After seeing this, we need a clear "Plan B" at QB. Re-sign Cutler and draft the guy who can be a competent backup and Cutler's heir apparent (if such a QB is available)

    I say we improve the defense in the 2nd through 7th rounds of the draft, free agency, and the fact that guys like Wooton, Frey, and Bostic may get better and guys like Khaseem Greene and Cornelius Washington may become something special.
     
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    Always go BPA.
     
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    i think will go DT/DE or QB
     
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    BPA.

    The team has to build through the draft, that won't happen drafting for need. That's what FA is for.
     
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  8. ChiCityBears

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    We need to pray all the teams that plan to get QBs next year have good season and that our season becomes a complete disaster. We need at least the second best QB. Aaron Rodgers was drafted as the 2nd best QB in 2005.
     
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    Or we can take the best QB, Peyton was drafted as the best QB in 98'? We need to be lucky to get a top QB.. for me it seems more like luck than skills. You need to have the right mentality and get the right coach at the right team, and have the right tools at the right time..
     
  10. BradMustersGhost

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    ummm let's see......DL DL DL DL DL DL CB CB CB S S S then back to DL DL DL DL DL DL.

    I really wish we had 40-50 picks in next year's draft ;(
     
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