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1[20] WR Rashod Bateman [Minnesota] 6'1" 190lbs.
 
The Bears desperately need the offense to pop. Pace has shown no signs that he values OL this high and after the contract given to Ifedi it does not appear they are in a rush to replace him. The Bears are going to have mediocre QB play this season so they need more weapons. They also need someone to develop long term in case the Robinson thing goes sideways as it appears to be. Bateman has solid size, good testing numbers, was super productive at a young age, which is a good sign for WRs. What I like most about him is that he is one of the better route runners in the draft. This is an aspect of the game where we have not seen a ton of development from the Bears younger players. Bateman will line up outside and allow Allen Robinson to move into the slot more where he is a monster. A WR core of Robinson, Mooney, and Bateman is about the best we have ever seen 1-3.
 
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2[52] CB Kelvin Joesph [Kentucky] 6'1" 195lbs.
 
The Bears CB spot is an under rated bad position group. Johnson is coming off an injury, Trufant is broken, Vildor is still an unknown, and Shelley isn't good. The Bears need to add a legit talent that will require the lesser talents to be less involved. Joseph, an LSU transfer, has #1 CB upside as well as the size and athletic ability. Joseph had 4 interceptions last season and gives the Bears a top young CB tandem.
 
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3[83] QB Jaime Newman [Wake Forest] 6'3" 235lbs.
 
The Bears will need to add a QB at some point because of the optics of not adding one would be incredible. At some point the Bears will by 4-6 and need to make a change to spark the offense and the team. A rookie QB that shows anything would bring a lot of extra hope to a middling team. Newman has a ton of physical tools. He is a massive human, who can run, and who has a big arm. He is incredibly raw and sitting out 2020 would not help. He is a bunch of physical tools and developmental potential, but he gives them an option.
 
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Trade: The Chicago Bears trade WR Anthony Miller and a 6th round pick to the New England Patriots for a 4th round pick
 
4. OT Stone Forsythe [Florida] 6'8" 307lbs.
 
We know that Pace does not value the OL enough to sink major picks into it, but I think he knows that they need options. Forsythe is an SEC starting LT, with size and movement skills, but he needs some development. He can come in and compete at LT or RT and gives the Bears a young talented OT that can hopefully take over for our mediocre OTs at some point.
 
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5. S Caden Sterns [Texas] 6' 210lbs.
 
Sterns is not flashy and he is not a top end athlete. He is a reliable and smart player that can be developed at the SS spot and compete with Bush. The Bears have their play making safety in Jackson, although I would like him to get back to making more plays, what they need is a cheap, reliable player next to him that can do the dirty work we do not want to ask Jackson to do. Sterns fits that mold and should be an early contributor on special teams.
 
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6. WR Marlon Williams [UCF] 6' 222lbs.
 
The Bears need a WR 5 that has a skill set they do not have and that can play special teams. Williams is built like a RB playing WR and he is really powerful and physical after the catch. On offense he can bring a bruising style that the Bears do not really have. He also has the size and temperament to be a special teams contributor in the WR core which the Bears do not have.
 
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6. C Jimmy Morrisey [Pitt] 6'3" 300lbs.
 
The Bears have a lot of Cs on the roster that are better at OG and they need to ensure that an injury to Musitpher doesn't cause a massive line shift. Morrisey is a lunch pale type of pivot with good size and movement skills. He is a solid pass protector and based on his experience should hopefully be able to make the active roster. He had a really impressive 3 cone time, which is a good test when it comes to playing C in a zone heavy scheme.
 
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6. TE Quentin Morris [Bowling Green] 6'2" 245lbs.
 
The Bears need to start developing a young U TE that has some athletic ability and is more dynamic in the passing game than Kmet. Morris is undersized but he has the burst in the passing game that Kmet is missing and would offer a nice compliment to him in the passing game with some development. It is unlikely that Morris will be the long term U for the Bears but they need to start looking for the next one.
 
Meet Quintin Morris, Bowling Green's gem of a TE prospect
 
6. NT Naquan Jones [Michigan St] 6'4" 323lbs.
 
The Bears need a backup NT that is not going to play a ton of snaps, but who can provide a little rotational beef. Jones is built like a fridge and while I doubt he ever has an impact as a pass rusher in the NFL he should be a nice cheap backup NT on a 4 year rookie deal.
 
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Depth Chart

QB: Dalton, Newman, Foles
RB: Montgomery, Williams, Cohen, Pierce
WR: Robinson, Mooney, Bateman, Ridley,  Williams
TE: Kmet, Graham, Holtz, Morris
LT: Leno/Forsythe
LG: Whitehair, Hambright
😄 Mustipher, Morrisey
RG: Daniels, Bars
RT: Ifedi, Wilkerson
 
RE: Nichols, Edwards
NT: Goldman, Jones
LE: Hicks, Blackson
OLB: Attouchu, Quinn, Gipson
ILB: Smith, Woods, Iggy
ILB: Trevathan, Jones
OLB: Mack, Vaughters
CB: Johnson, Trufant/Joseph, Vildor, Shelley, Burns
FS: Jackson, DHC
SS: Buch, Stearns
 
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35 minutes ago, Nads786 said:

It's unfortunate we will have to draft another CB in the second, but it's necessary. I would like to see Tevin Jenkins at #20 if he was available. 

I just do not see Pace rushing out to spend a 1st round pick on an OT when he has shown no desire to even have Leno compete and just paid Ifedi some real money.

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11 minutes ago, Madmike90 said:

I would be disappointed with Bateman & Newman evwn tho they would fill needs but really like the guys picked round them.

I think Newman is a hail mary.

But something is happening at QB and I am not sure they are going to force a 2nd round pick, which may not be ready to play in 2021. That means they aren't landing Mills or Mond.

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38 minutes ago, WindyCity said:

I think Newman is a hail mary.

But something is happening at QB and I am not sure they are going to force a 2nd round pick, which may not be ready to play in 2021. That means they aren't landing Mills or Mond.

I think you have hit the nail on the head with why this year is so difficult...top talent is well out of reach...2nd tier talent isn't ready to play...3rd tier talent is a pure hail mary...that's why using a higher value pick on a QB this year puts me off...would much rather look at this as a win now deal rather than a be mediocre but have a rookie who got snaps in 2 meaningless end of year games...if Pace & Nagy truly believe they are then men for the job they will try and go the first route by surrounding Dalton with talent. 

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6 minutes ago, Madmike90 said:

I think you have hit the nail on the head with why this year is so difficult...top talent is well out of reach...2nd tier talent isn't ready to play...3rd tier talent is a pure hail mary...that's why using a higher value pick on a QB this year puts me off...would much rather look at this as a win now deal rather than a be mediocre but have a rookie who got snaps in 2 meaningless end of year games...if Pace & Nagy truly believe they are then men for the job they will try and go the first route by surrounding Dalton with talent. 

this is becoming my thoughts as well. i feel like our first pick with either be one of the top 4 cbs or a wr like toney/bateman/marshall. there are a cloud of OT that should be available with our second pick. i'm starting to think we should just take a qb with a lower pick, like book or ehlinger, to play qb3 for the year.

i played around with a mock this morning that had us trading our 1 for TB's 1 and 2, then trading their two for a 3 and 4, then trading one of the 3s for another 4 - giving us a 1st, original 2nd, extra 3rd, two new 4ths. that allowed me to target some of the cloud of OT/WR/CB that should be available in that cloud of late 2 to early 4 range

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17 minutes ago, Madmike90 said:

I think you have hit the nail on the head with why this year is so difficult...top talent is well out of reach...2nd tier talent isn't ready to play...3rd tier talent is a pure hail mary...that's why using a higher value pick on a QB this year puts me off...would much rather look at this as a win now deal rather than a be mediocre but have a rookie who got snaps in 2 meaningless end of year games...if Pace & Nagy truly believe they are then men for the job they will try and go the first route by surrounding Dalton with talent. 

The owner went on a 10 minute press conference about the QB spot.

I see no way they do not draft a prospect on the first 2 days of the draft and give themselves insurance. They have to have an option that is not Andy Dalton. They have to address QB through every avenue, so when it is mediocre again they can at least say they exhausted their options.

Building around Andy Dalton is like having an uninsured 100 year old house.

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35 minutes ago, WindyCity said:

Honestly, I see no way they do not draft a QB in the first 3 rounds.

Would anyone here bet their career on Andy Dalton without a backup plan? I couldn't.

What if you bet your career on Trubisky and then the house just never collected?  

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2 hours ago, Nads786 said:

It's unfortunate we will have to draft another CB in the second, but it's necessary. I would like to see Tevin Jenkins at #20 if he was available. 

THat's this years "final straw" with Ryan Pace. How letting one of the most important players on the team walk for no return WHILE adding Dalton and keeping Hicks (and I love Hicks) and Graham (and his presence implies blackmail) is OK is beyond me. And that's while all the warm fuzzies we have for JJ are tempered with "uh, is his shoulder OK?"  I understand Pagano was not getting all he could out of that side of the ball, but we have zero way to know whether Desai will be better, and I think the D is going to slide a little further down this year.  Ways around that would be if Quinn gets well, Mack gets well and they take the pressure off the rest of the D. 

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9 hours ago, WindyCity said:

Would anyone here bet their career on Andy Dalton without a backup plan?

 

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2 hours ago, beardown3231 said:

I think he's reliable but not overly special in terms of measureables.

What about the inverse?

 

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