- Nov 6, 2012
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Switch Mecole Hardman for Conklin.
Conklin and Payne would be an ideal free agency
That was quite an analysis. Well done. I would love it if the Bears came out with Carter at DT with their first pick. Would you consider trading down with your first pick to get another 1st rounder and/or another second and third? I was think about getting a DT, TE or top wideout, and an OT and Edge Rusher or LB with my three picks in the draft. Four starters. Two offense and two defense.Draft
*Bears trade Robert Quinn to Eagles for 2023 3rd round pick & 2024 4th round pick
Falcons draft QB Bryce Young
Texans draft QB CJ Shroud
Seahawks draft EDGE Will Anderson
Panthers DT Jalen Carter
Lions WR Jaxon Smith-Njiba
1 OT Paris Johnson Jr. [Ohio State] 6'6 295lbs
Bears get their LT of the future, the teams hasn't drafted a tackle in the first round since Chris Williams in 2008 unless you count Kyle Long who was moved to guard. The team desperately needs to value this position unless they enjoy giving QB PTSD and concussions.
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2 WR Rakim Jarrett [Maryland] 5'10 194lbs
Slot WR but hidden gem in this draft if he was bigger he'd probably be listed as a top twenty pick. On the year, he was credited with a 63.0 burn percentage, which places him in similar territory as the likes of second-rounders John Metchie III of Alabama (63.8%) and Robinson (63.2%) and first-rounders Treylon Burks (64.8%) of Arkansas and Jahan Dotson (63.8%) of Penn State among top draft prospects.
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3 C Darrian Dalcourt [Alabama] 6'3 305lbs
Sam Mustipher needs to go and hopefully we don't hear much from him after Lucas Patrick takes back over for Center. Seth McLaughlin was on NFL teams' preseason watchlist, but Dalcourt beat him out for the starting center spot.
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3 DT Nesta Jade Silvera [Arizona] 6'4 295lbs
Silvera has been a quality interior defensive lineman for the Miami Hurricanes over the past couple of seasons. In 2021. he notched 38 tackles after recording 35 stops the previous season. As a senior, it would help Silvera to improve his pass-rush production. He had one sack in 2020 and one in 2019, but zero in 2021. After 2021, Silvera transferred to Arizona State for his senior year.
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4  LB Owen Pappoe [Auburn] 6'1 225lbs
Pappoe recorded 23 tackles over five games in 2021 because he dealt with injuries throughout the season. In 2020, he had 93 tackles, four sacks, an interception and two passes broken up. The injuries and rehab carried into the spring of 2022, so Pappoe needs to stay healthy and productive as a senior to stay draft-able.
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5 WR Xavier Hutchinson [Iowa State] 6'3 200lbs
Hutchinson has been a productive wide receiver for the Cyclones across the past two seasons. He made 83 catches for 987 yards and five touchdowns in 2021 after recording 64 catches for 771 yards and four scores in 2020. Hutchinson has good size, but he will need to show more speed to rise.
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6 TE Payne Durham [Purdue] 6'5 255lbs
Durham contributed as a receiver for Purdue in 2021, hauling in 45 passes for 467 yards and six touchdowns. He caught seven touchdowns over the previous two seasons. Durham could fit as a Y tight end in the NFL.
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7 S Sage Ryan [LSU] 5'11 195lbs
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Roquan Smith 5 years 97.5 million/45 guaranteed
Patrick Scales 1 year 1.4 million
St Brown 1 year 1 million
Nicholas Morrow 1 year 1.2 million
DHC 1 year 1.4 million
Dane Cruikshank 1 year 1.4 million
Bears sign DL Daron Payne to 4 year 71.5 million/33 guaranteed
Payne, 25, is in his fifth and final season of his rookie contract. The Commanders recently extended defensive tackle Jonathan Allen and don't have the cap space to keep the Payne. If you miss Akiem Hicks you'll love this guy.
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Bears sign WR Mecole Hardman to 4 years 33 million/ 14.5 guaranteed
2023 free agency doesn't have many options at WR but Hardman would be a solid pick up by the Bears his value is still up in the air and will probably put up similiar numbers to what Mooney did last year.
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That was quite an analysis. Well done. I would love it if the Bears came out with Carter at DT with their first pick. Would you consider trading down with your first pick to get another 1st rounder and/or another second and third? I was think about getting a DT, TE or top wideout, and an OT and Edge Rusher or LB with my three picks in the draft. Four starters. Two offense and two defense.
I would try to fill the interior offensive line with good free agent veterans who fit the offensive philosophy that they want to achieve. The sure need a center and I think a right guard also. In addition I like a GOOD Left Tackle . I like Jones but maybe they could move him to compete with Borom at RT.
Ummmmm why are we cutting Vildor again? He's playing good ball.Carter is a beast but I really think they need to improve LT and WR before even thinking about defense but if they see Carter as a generational talent go for it. If Bears have a top ten pick I'd like to see them get a top ten offensive talent.
They would have paid him 12.5 million if he played. They are paying him a lot less by not playing him.Riley Reiff maybe I'd like to see him at RT not sure why they paid him 12.5 million not to play.
And the Cards had high 1st round back to back QBs drafted in the draft. You bring in who you believe is a good QB and move off from that if it doesn't work out.I've been thinking about this. I like the plan of building your roster up and loading it with as much talent as possible (both offense and defense) to properly evaluate your QB. That way, there's no excuse that he's not executing because of the talent around him.
We've seen this a number of times recently with team like: the Chargers, Vikings, Eagles, Broncos, Cleveland, Tampa Bay etc. All these teams had really talented rosters that pundits considered playoff quality. The problem was they had unsure/unstable QB situations. Chargers had a stopgap in Tyrod Taylor so they drafted Herbert, Vikings had Case Keenum so they got Cousins, Philly drafted Hurts, Broncos just brought in Russ Wilson, Tampa brought in Brady. I think the Bears implemented this same strategy with Pace when they drafted Trubisky. We had a Superbowl-caliber defense and good offensive weapons around him.
Now, we obviously got our QB choice wrong, and it's never a guarantee you draft the right one, but I like the idea of accumulating talent before putting a young QB in a horrible situation.
It?It's a reset year where we purge all the bad contracts Ryan Pace made the rebuild doesn't technically start until next year. People might not like it but Justin Fields should be the starter next year as well. He will improve hopefully but he MOST LIKELY won't be the franchise QB you guys hope.
He just doesn't have 'It' but he can be decent hopefully.
True. KC fucked up by building a playoff caliber team before drafting MahomesAnd the Cards had high 1st round back to back QBs drafted in the draft. You bring in who you believe is a good QB and move off from that if it doesn't work out.
Building a whole team up before going after a QB is foolish because a team that has a whole roster besides a QB is not going to be drafting a high tier QB because of its draft position.
Relying on an established top tier QB to suddenly become available is just as foolish. First, this is not something that can be relied upon to suddenly become available and secondly, having a smooth transition with a top-tier QB on a new team is not a given. Ask the Colts and the Broncos about that.
Even Tom Brady had trouble with the Bucs because he did not fit in with the Bucs offense, up until when he told the OC to piss off, taking over and using the Pats offense did he have success.
Moreover, the Bucs had Tom Brady as a major drawing card bringing in a future Hall-of-fame TE, first round RB, and top receivers on a budget. Sorry, but that is not going to happen with the Bears.