The Bears Den: NFL Draft Day Edition

...where we are oh so ready for today.

Adams hoping to remain with Bears | ChicagoBears.com Larry Mayer: Although Anthony Adams is due to become a free agent when the NFL labor dispute is settled, it certainly seems like he wants to stay with the Bears.

Miller seems poised to blossom in NFL | ChicagoBears.com Von Miller won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker last season and appears to possess the skill set to emerge as an impact player in the NFL.

Analysts tab Bears star as top lineman | ChicagoBears.com Larry Mayer: Asked to identify the NFL’s best defensive lineman, two of seven NFL.com experts selected Bears defensive end Julius Peppers.

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Federal judge says no to NFL's request to put lockout lifting on hold as court fight continues - chicagotribune.com Dave Campbell: The NFL is falling behind in its court fight with the players over the future of the $9 billion business.

In hindsight, Bears' 2008 draft comes up short - chicagotribune.com Brad Biggs: Quick grades handed out to teams this weekend when the draft is completed make NFL folks chuckle.

Chicago Bears: Picking so low in first round leaves Chicago Bears with uncertainty - chicagotribune.com Dan Pompei: So much is likely to change before their pick at No. 29 that they must be prepared for numerous scenarios.

NFL draft: Chicago Bears have made it known No. 29 pick for sale - chicagotribune.com Brad Biggs: Jerry Angelo didn't shy away from talking about the possibility of trading down from the first round of the NFL draft with media last week, and now he's talking about the possibility with other teams.

NFL draft: Dan Pompei's NFL mock draft - chicagotribune.com Dan Pompei: The NFL is a quarterback driven league, whether it's draft night or Super Sunday.

A tale of survival of fittest - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: When he was promoted to general manager midway through the 1994 season, Rich McKay faced the same daunting task his father did 18 years earlier with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Four-armed, and four-warned - Chicago Sun-Times Mike Mulligan: Don’t look now, but the Bears’ version of the Tampa-2 defense has transformed into a Tampa-4, at least in terms of key decision makers in the draft.

Bigger is better as Bears look to add to offensive line - Chicago Sun-Times Neil Hayes: There are three reasons why the Bears must beef up the interior part of their offensive line, and they are big reasons, indeed. Their names are Ndamukong Suh, B.J. Raji and Kevin Williams.

Mullin's 2011 draft capsules: Defensive line CSN Bears Insider John Mullin Chicago Bears   Offensive line

Mullin: With the 29th pick the Bears select..... CSNChicago.com With less than 24 hours to go before the 2011 NFL Draft. Bears insider John 'Moon' Mullin gives us his final mock draft. Mullin has the Bears selecting OL Danny Watkins out of Baylor with the 29th pick.

Bears' goal: Come away with 4 starters - DailyHerald.com Bob LeGere: For the first time in three years the Bears have draft picks in the first two rounds, which should provide a legitimate opportunity to come away with four eventual starters, the goal every year of general manager Jerry Angelo.

Video: Waddle on Bears' draft needs - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Tom Waddle discusses what areas the Bears need to address in the draft.

Bears shouldn't trade down from No. 29 - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Melissa Isaacson: Bears GM Jerry Angelo should not play it safe in the draft and trade down.

Wright's Mock Draft 4.0 - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Mock draft 4.0: The Bears will look to Boston College for help on the OL.  Dickerson's Mock Draft 4.0

Bears draft positional analysis: K/P - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Wright concludes his draft preview with a look at the kickers and punters.

ChatWrap: Cutler's exclusion from top 10 - NFC North Blog - ESPN One of the hot topics in this week's SportsNation chat, conducted for 60 minutes Tuesday afternoon, was the complete absence of Jay Cutler.

Draft 2011: 2-Round Final Mock - NFL Draft Preview - Rotoworld.com The 2011 NFL draft is a day away, and the rumor mill is abuzz with trade scenarios.

ESPN RISE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - ESPN RISE | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RANKINGS, RESULTS, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE, COLLEGE RECRUITING | HOW TO WIN Some of the top 2011 NFL Draft prospects have competed at ESPN RISE events as high schoolers.

Help Wanted: Chicago Bears | ProFootballFocus.com Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus takes a look at the most pressing needs for the Chicago Bears.

Stafford to Johnson ... and Ochocinco? - NFC North Blog - ESPN We know little. But we can dream all we want.

NFL.com news: Browns RB Hillis beats out Vick for 'Madden NFL 12' cover Browns RB Peyton Hillis completed his rise to video-game cover stardom by beating Michael Vick in fan voting.

Son of former Bears coach Ditka charged with DUI - Chicago Sun-Times Michael Comerfored: Michael P. Ditka, 49, of Deerfield, was arrested just before midnight April 20, according to Rick Wilk, deputy chief of the Deerfield Police Department. Wilk declined.

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