In my last post, I told you how fond I was of the 49ers and Jaguars drafts. I think they did well, especially the first two days of the draft. Now I will speak on my favorite and hometown team, the Chicago Bears.
Round 1: Kyle Fuller, CB- Virginia Tech. I really like this pick. I have thought the Bears needed to draft a CB the last two years. No offense to either Charles Tillman (who is my favorite Bear) or Tim Jennings. Two reasons. You need to have 3 corners in today’s pass happy NFL. Both Jennings and Tillman are not getting any younger. I’m hoping Tillman can play another 3-4 years as a Bear. Fuller should add some depth, anchor the nickel spot and contribute on special teams.
Round 2: Ego Ferguson, DT- LSU. Don’t know much about this young man. Seems to have nice size at 6’3″ and 315 lbs. If that size can translate into a young and hungry player willing to learn his craft, he certainly will have every resource to do so.
Round 3: Will Sutton, DT- Arizona St. Same as above. Sutton is smaller at 6′ 303. Seems like he could be a smaller faster guy. Like Ferguson, if he puts the work in, he will have good people to work with in a veteran defense.
Round 4: Ka’Deem Carey, RB- Arizona. The Bears needed to add RB depth and looks like they did in Carey who was fairly productive. Hopefully his rocky past is behind him and he is ready to be a pro. He will have a veteran RB in Matt Forte to work with.
Round 4: Brock Vereen, S- Minnesota. I love the name. It’s always a plus to have a player with some bloodline to the NFL. Brock’s brother is Shane Vereen, RB for the New England Patriots. That will not help him tackle, defend or earn a spot on the Bears roster, but it is comforting from a fan’s point of view. With a name like Brock, how can he not be a hard hitter?
Round 6: David Fales, QB- San Jose St. Seeing what Marc Trestman and company did with Jay Cutler and former Bear Josh McCown is exciting for the future. Hopefully Fales can be that future. He was a very accurate QB in college. If he makes the team, he will have time to learn the system and put on some muscle.
Round 6: Pat O’Donnell, Punter- Miami. Probably the most interesting of the picks, this dude is 6’4″ and 220 lbs. Ran a 4.6 40 at the combine. Benched 23 reps @225 lbs. If he doesn’t make it as a punter he can play linebacker. I kid. I’d personally love to see him run over the Packers on a fake punt.
Round 7: Charles Leno Jr, OT-Boise St. Coming in at 6’4″ 303 lbs, it seems he has the frame to be a Tackle at the NFL level. He no doubt will have a chance to learn under the Bears coaching staff which solidified the offensive line with two rookies last season.
I am definitely excited for training camp. Looks like there will be some good position battles. Can’t wait to see how these guys will stack up vs NFL competition. How did your team do? Good, bad–ugly? Feel free to let me know in the comments down under!