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The Bears Defensive Big Board

These rankings are specific to the Bears and I tried to take in to account, need, system, value and risk when compiling them. Run the Pick Up 1. DE Jadaveon Clowney [South Carolina]   I am sure concerns about Clowney's attitude are real and that he comes off as not working hard because he won the genetic lottery, but he is a rare talent. Clowney will not be anywhere near where the Bears are picking so there ...

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The Phil Emery Draft Checklist

Phil Emery Draft Checklist   1. Athletic   He has shown that he values athletic ability more than anything and with the amount that he talks about his athletic index it gives credence to its importance in his evaluation process. His draft picks have been mostly guys who have shown athletic ability on the field and in the offseason testing process.    Emery's histroy as a strength and conditioning coach seem ...

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A Bears Draft Defensive Big Board

Run the Card Up/Trade Up   1. DE/OLB Khalil Mack [Buffalo] 6'3" 251lbs., 4.65 [40], 23 reps, 40" vertical   Mack could be the best defensive player in this draft as his physical tools are off the charts. Add that to top level intangibles and work ethic and you have a potential star.   2. DE Jadeveon Clowney [South Carolina] 6'5" 274lbs., 4.53 [40]. 21 reps, 37" vertical   I rank him lower because I do not l ...

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Like it or not: The Bears are addressing their needs

The 2013 offseason has been a very critical one for the Chicago Bears.  While the NFC North looks to be getting tougher by the year, each offseason move is important for the franchise. The offseason started with the firing of head coach Lovie Smith after nine seasons with the Bears. It continued with the team discovering the key needs on both offense and defense, and featured a little bit of criticism with ...

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Early Bears Mock Draft

As Phil Emery prepares to enter his second draft as the GM of the Chicago Bears, the franchise is in a state of transition unlike anything seen in the last 20 years. Lovie Smith, the coach of the last 9 seasons, has been removed, along with his defense first mentality. Additionally, future Hall of Fame middle linebacker, Brian Urlacher is without a contract and his future with the team may be in doubt. Emer ...

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Early mock draft for Bears focuses on protection

I'm not one to panic over my beloved Bears laying an egg against a seemingly superior 49ers squad. It's just one game, right? What each of the Bears' losses this year has shown us is that the team still has several glaring weaknesses. Clearly, the offensive line needs an overhaul. Jay Cutler's livelihood depends on it. Part of that can be blamed on coaching and scheme, but if you have the wrong personnel, w ...

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2012 NFL Draft: An Updated Look at Bears Mock Drafts

The NFL Draft begins Thursday and all over the web mock drafts are being updated hourly. Here's an updated look at mock drafts from the web and who they have the Chicago Bears selecting. The Bears hold the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft after finishing 8-8 and third place in the NFC North. The Bears have needs at the wide receiver position, offensive line, defensive line and corner back. Most mocks ...

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Bears Draft Hard-Hitting Gator in 3rd Round

The Bears made their first selection in this years' NFL draft by selecting Safety Major Wright from the University of Florida. Wright's been known more as a hard-hitter, as opposed to having great coverage skills. Having a head hunter in our secondary is nice, something we've lacked since Mike Brown left town. Bear fans had to wait until the 75th pick, and the 2nd day of the draft for this selection. Was it ...

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