- Mar 24, 2016
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So there weren't any good values after the 3rd round for WRs later in the draft? The Bears receiving corps is at the bottom of the NFL. Is this good for Justin Fields. And how do you know this defense obsessed organization won't go "BPA" and draft another defensive phenom with a high pick next year. And remember, most WRs take a year or two to develop, so it might not be until Field's fourth year that (hopefully) he finally has a decent WR group.I can tell you how you don't help a QB, by overdrafting a tier 2 or 3 late second round talent WR and passing on a tier 1 1st round talent CB and S.
Do we all wish Chris Olave was available at #39, sure we do, and I imagine, no one more so than Ryan Poles, but he wasn't, and neither was any of the other low risk high reward WR's.
So what did Ryan Poles do? He added pieces that should facilitate Justin Fields not having to go obvious pass because they trail in games twice as many plays as while leading in a game like in 2021.
Or maybe it helps if he adds players so that the Bears aren't 27th in TO's and TO%.
Drafting defense over offense was never a predetermined plan, and given equal quality players I am pretty sure that they would go with the offensive need, but the worst thing Poles could do is draft a player at a position, just to appease the emo portion of the fanbase, while passing on a player that has much higher potential to help the teams quality of skill.
So next off season when people start doing mock drafts, rather than trying to replace Kindle Vildor, Bush, and still looking for a #1 WR to draft, they hopefully will be set at 2 out of 3 of those positions.
Why people feel compelled to defend Poles for ignoring (both in the draft and free agency) this team deficiency is beyond me.