Comments on: 2013 Chicago Bears Draft 6-Pack Chicago Bears History Blog by Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Brian L Tue, 30 Apr 2013 01:59:53 +0000 Roy,
I’m with you, on both rather have seen them take Tyler Eifert there, or go by football skills.. I do like Bostic though.

By: Kenneth Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:38:05 +0000 To your points:
On 1, I wouldn’t be surprised if the long (no pun intended) term plan is for Long to start inside, play him there for awhile until the team gets tired of Bushrod, and then cut/trade Bushrod and move Long outside. That would be really looking ahead, but I could see it.

On 3, I was really hoping for Arthur Brown too. You see that the Ravens really wanted (and got) him, so I’m betting he’s pretty good. Phil Emery obviously has a great deal of trust in his scouting department, and I will give them some trust too. But still.

On 5, I’m not super worried about cornerback. The Bears corners are probably worth more to them than other (non-Tampa-2) teams, and there’s always the tag if worse comes to worst. Not so worried about QB either; if I had to choose I think next year’s QB class is likely to be better. I would have loved to add a pick for each, but there’s only so much you can do.

As for my general review of the draft…I’m okay with it. It really comes down to whether the scouting department is as smart as they think they are. If they’re right, then Long and Bostric should be good players, and this draft will be good. Everyone else we picked is widely regarded as more talented than the pick we spent on them dictates, so I’m happy. There was a decent focus on need and talent, and I think we have a good chance to get good value in this draft (I especially like Marquess Wilson, whose issue I think has a high chance of being a one-time thing).

If the scouting department is right.

By: Roy Taylor Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:52:50 +0000 Agreed Andy!! No more John Thierry talk, noted.

By: andy Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:58:56 +0000 No more John Thierry mentions please, the memories are still too painful. Let’s not jinx the new guy.

I liked getting 2 OL and 2 LB. Hopefully at least one of each will stick long term.