Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I posted this in another thread so I just copied it over to this one to avoid having to redo it. I'll preface it by saying that if we do draft Pryor I won't be upset but if we pass on Donald to take Pryor instead I will think it was a foolish move based on the basic needs of this team and only this team. I could give a diddly fuck what the Packers do. We can't control that but we (meaning the team) can control what we do. This seems like an appropriate time to make another comment seeing as how 17 out 19 mocks (90%) believe it will be a DT with the choices ranging from Donald to Jernigan to Hageman in that order. The argument against spending our first pick on a S vs a DT is actually pretty simple. Games are won in the trenches not in the defensive backfield. I didn't make it that was it just is. In 2012 when our pass rush was strong no one worried much about Wright and Conte. Both seemed to be doing well and for intents and purposes it looked like we had two young Safeties who would progress resolve the revolving door of players we've had playing there over the past decade. Now onto 2103 and it was a disaster. Take away the pass rush and the run stopping ability of the line and the LBs and bam. Wright is gone and Conte his being hung in effigy and persecuted for costing us the playoffs. That's wrong but a few will never be convinced of that. So reassemble a line that can rush the passer so he doesn't have 5 seconds to throw all time and tie down the running game of the bad guys with better line and LB play and wow! We're right back to 2012 again when the two worst Safeties in the NFL in 2013 looked OK. Not great mind you but still OK. You could win with them and we did. There is no doubt in my mind that we need to add competition and upgrade in that area and Uncle Phil has already done that with players with starting experience so he didn't need to prioritize a Safety and allowed himself more flexibility in the draft. If the BPA at #14 is a S then I imagine he'll take him but I have my doubts that will be the case. If anyone thinks that the Safety position on this team is more important than a pass rushing DT then I would claim that you don't know your team very well. It isn't and never has been. The Bears draft history will tell you that if your care to take the time to look. We've drafted exactly one S in the first round in the last 60 years (that's as far back as I went) but we've drafted a dozen or more DTs, DEs, and LBs. Those are what makes the Bears defense strong. Not Safeties. And in the words of the immortal Forrest Gump. "That' about all I have to say about that".