So we’re just four days short of the 2009 NFL Draft, and I will freely admit that I am not the draft analyst this year that I have tried to be in years past. Prior to the Cutler trade, my feeling was Kyle Orton and any rookie wide receiver was not going to translate to a winning Bears offense in 2009. Now I’m excited as hell about the Bears offense with our new quarterback, but obviously not paying too much attention to the first round since the Bears are out of it.
What are your thoughts on who the Bears should or will take with their first pick? I’m not even going to try to make recommendations or predictions, because we don’t have any idea right now what will be there for the taking.
I do predict that whomever the Bears choose with their first pick, it will be a surprise as has been the case many times in the Angelo era. I don’t know about anyone else, but to me when the Bears took Charles Tillman (2003), Tank Johnson (2004), Mark Bradley (2005), Danieal Manning and Devin Hester (2006) and Dan Bazuin (2007), those guys were nowhere near being on my radar. Obviously wide receiver and free safety are the greatest areas of need, but if the Bears truly believe the best available player on the board is an offensive or defensive lineman or a cornerback, I have no problem with them taking that player. And I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see that happen.
Anything but drafting another David Terrell, Mark Bradley or Dan Bazuin please.