I wasn't so sure about the safety though. Most people had him as the 8th or 9th best safety in the draft and both Robert Sands and Deunta Williams were available and they reached for Conte. I thought Major Wright was supposed to be that guy at the free safety position? Anyways, outside of Conte, the Bears had a very solid draft and I'd be happy if I were a Chicago Bears fan.
Jerry Angelo was smart to draft an offensive tackle in the first round. That offensive line gave up 50+ sacks last season and dominant d-lines absolutely man-handled that line at times last year (see: @NY Giants). I also believe that Stephen Paea is a very underrated d-tackle that is a top-5 d-tackle of this year's draft.
The 5th round quarterback wasn't a bad pick either. Sure Caleb Hannie is the back-up right now but this kid they drafted seems like a good pick for the Bears just in case he doesn't work out and Cutler get's hurt. This was a smart, low risk pick that could pay huge dividends in the end.
I'm a Lions fan, as you all might know by now, but I still keep track of the Bears progress. Angelo may have had a few questionable decisions in the past, but I think he did what he had to as far as building the trenches and getting help for Cutler on that line.
However, one guy won't stop our entire defensive line and with Fairley, Suh, Avril, and KVB, the Lions already strong d-line is now elite and amongst the absolute best in the league. Let's hope the Bears have answer for that as well as an offense that boasts two really good backs , three really good recievers, a solid tight end group and a qb (when healthy) has all of the tools to be a franchise qb.
The Lions are going to compete for the division this year behind that d-line, not a coincidence that both Green Bay and Chicago drafted tackles first round. They know how scary Detroit's d-line will be next year.
See you guys Monday night, and again, good draft for Jerry Angelo and the Bears.
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