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Bears Mock Offseason: Version 1

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41 minutes ago, WindyCity said:

TE is still a weak spot. I am not sure what I would do to address it more within the cap space and picks.

I agree, Shaheen has not developed at all into a pass catching TE. 

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7 minutes ago, Nads786 said:

I agree, Shaheen has not developed at all into a pass catching TE. 

There was plays where Schwartz did not even bother to cover him. He is so slow.

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51 minutes ago, WindyCity said:

I think JAGs is what we have the budget for.

Once we take care of just the basic re-signings, we would be in a sub 10 million free agency period.

I would rather sign one or two quality guys then bring in UDFA then bring in average quality vets.

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1 minute ago, WindyCity said:

There was plays where Schwartz did not even bother to cover him. He is so slow.

I don't think he was every fully over that ankle injury.

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8 minutes ago, Madmike90 said:

I would rather sign one or two quality guys then bring in UDFA then bring in average quality vets.

The problem is with so few picks the Bears need to fill out there top 51 roster.

There is a minimum quantity that they need to sign, as much as that makes it seem like money is being spread pretty thin.

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8 minutes ago, Madmike90 said:

I don't think he was every fully over that ankle injury.

I still think we need a legit flex TE in case Burton has an anxiety attack again.

It really hurt the offense more than we are talking about.

The game plan was in the bag too when he "got hurt".

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Malaga's 2019 Bears off season throw ****e at the wall mock (FA & Draft). The majority of our primary starters on our O & D are under contract for 2019.

Between our own FA's I sacrificed Amos and kept Callahan who is among the top 5 NB's in the NFL.

Needs: 1. RT starter 2. Safety starter 3. Kicker starter 4. OLB Depth 5. Future RG CAP available prior to cuts/contract modifications 51 top contracts leaves 19.7M plus Glennon's 2018 salary offset (2.5M) credited back = 22.2M Cuts/restructures/conversions

1. Cut Dion Sims (Always injured and not worth 6M) - 6M

2. Cut Cody Parkey (Huge blunder by Pace as his choke in the playoffs plus hitting the upright in key games made for an atrocious year (We have to eat 5.1M dead cap) - 1.1M

3. Cut Sam Acho (OLB depth should not ne a problem this year with quite a few edge defenders hitting the market) - 2.1M

4. Convert 4.5M of Kyle Long's 2019 salary into a signing bonus spread out over 2019-21. 3M 22.2 + 12.2M = 34.4M CAP

Free Agency (Other team's FA's) - This year there are no big name home runs but rather diamonds in the rough with good upside other than Gould.

1. Robbie Gould K - 3 years 10M with 5M guaranteed. Gives us a rock solid kicker and erases the huge blunder that was Parkey. 2019 CAP hit = 2M 32.2M left

2. Clayton Geathers SS - 3 years 7.5M with 5M guaranteed. A decent alternative to Adrian Amos who unfortunately may ask for 5.5-6M per year. Geathers was strong in run support even though he only graded out #46 on PFF. Ed Donatell will be able to work with him and get him better in the box & as a blitzer under Pagano's aggresive schemes. 2019 Cap hit = 2.5M 29.7M left

3. George Fant RT/OT - 3 years 9M 4.5M guaranteed. A somewhat raw OT who has seen time at both LT & RT. He can really be molded into a good to excellecent tackle by Heistand. He often lined up as a blocking TE and has 1 TD reception. At the least he will give Coward excellent competition and can serve as the swing tackle or as a blocking TE. 2019 Cap hit = 1.5M 28.2M left

4. Shane Ray OLB - 1 year 3M 2M guaranteed. Ray is this year's roll of the dice at OLB. He has been a big disappointment in Denver but I think a change of scenery under Pagano does him a world of good. Cap hit 2M 26.2 M left.

Our own FA's

1. Bryce Callahan CB/NB - 4 years 30M 15M guaranteed. Bryce had a stellar year and is critical to our D in the age of high flying O's. We will have almost 35M sunk into the secondary position group but Bryce is critical and more valueable than Amos.The Phins gave Bobby McCain a 4/27M contract as quite possibly the best NB in fhe NFL during 2017. 2019 CAP = 8M 18.2M left.

2. Rashaad Coward OT - 2 years 1.5M 750K guaranteed. Coward had an entire year to do reps with the 2nd team ans learn under Heistand. I think he makes really good strides and will challenge Fant for starting RT. 2019 CAP 500K 17.7M left.

3. Josh Bellamy - WR/ST - 2 Years 4M 2M guaranteed. Belamy has been stout on ST but last year had a decent run of games as the 4th WR on the depth chart. I think he has another good 2 years in the tank and will give Trub an occasional target on 10-20 yard tnrows and in the Redzone. 2019 1M Cap hit 16.7M left.

4. Roy Robertson- Harris DT - 3 Years 4.5M 2.5M guaranteed. He is a decent rotational piece who applies pressure and can occasionally collapse the run game alongside Hicks & Goldman. 2019 1.5M Cap hit 15.2M left.

5. Ryan Witzmann RG/SG - 2 years 2M 1M guaranteed. Witzmann did ok filling in for Long for 5-6 games and can also play LG in a pinch. 2019 Cap hit 1M 14.2M left.

6. Patrick Scales LS - 2 years 1.5M 750K guaranteed. Scales is a steady force on ST for pumt and FG snaps. 2019 Cap hit 700K 13.5M left

7. Isaiah Irving OLB - 2 years 1.5M 500K guaranteed. Irving along with Fitts will battle for the 4th & 5th depth spots. Irving has upside. 2019 500K Cap hit 12.7M left.

Draft 12.7M left. We need 2.5-3M for our 5 draft slots (3rd-7th rounds and our 1st to Oak and our 2nd to NE due to trades). 1. 3rd round pick 88 as of 12 Jan 19. With our pick we select Erik McCoy Teaxas A&M, who is 6.4 & 315 lbs. McCoy is as talented and well rounded as any interior offensive linemen in this class. He can play power or zone systems and pass and run block at a high level. He should step right into the league and start for a team from day one. With Heistand to coach him he should be able to replace Long as early as 2020. Long can then switch to swing guard. McCoy has a 2nd round grade in some mocks and that will depend on the Senior Bowl & Combine reports. We beef up the right side and will address a backup center in round 5.

2. 4th round pick 120 as of 12 Jan 19. Pace has done incredibly well in the middle rounds and we select Cameron Smith from USC as an ILB. He is 6.2 and weighs 254 lbs. Smith is a solid inside linebacker who is a good run defender. He has improved his pass-coverage skills, but he is a bit stiff and slow to cover for the NFL. Smith will need more development to become a pro three-down starter. In 2018, he has 81 tackles with 7.5 for a loss and four passes broken up. He can be coached up by Glen Pires to be a 2-3 down starter by 2020.

3. 5th round pick 152 as of 12 Jan 19. We select Connor McGovern who is a C from Penn State. He is 6.5 and weighs 315 lbs. He gets into position and lines up trap blocks well with his understanding of the play’s development and also fights well with excellent hand placement to go along with nice choppy feet. He is not overpowering by any means but he is very quick out of his stance and wins with leverage and speed on interior blocks. McGovern can anchor down but he can still be moved off his spot and needs to add more thickness to his frame to maximize his potential. Another project for Heistand.

4. 7th round pick 216 we select JR Reed from Georgia who is a S (Hope he really slides to become a monster on ST). He is 6.1 and weighs 205 lbs. Plays with excellent controlled aggression. Sure tackler who throttles down and comes to balance, yet plays with active feet. Adjusts angles to the ball as needed. Good reads and fills against the run. Runs the alley with no hesitation. Strong identification of routes breaking in his zone and takes good angles to the football. Closing burst to the ball flashed several times in coverage. Patient in his footwork, reads receivers’ hips and reacts quickly. Sharp mental processor who is rarely caught out of position. Tough, physical and plays with an non-stop motor.

Edited by malagabears

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