Overall since the beginning of December I have swayed myself over to drafting an offensive player. I watched Michael Floyd play and loved what I seen but since his stock value has improved so much the Bears will most likely not be able to even think of drafting him. So now I am back to defense. There are three current starting positions within the Bears roster they need to improve on and bring in youth. Those current positions are defensive end, strong side linebacker, and strong safety. So here is a list of possible selections the Bears should make with the first round draft pick.
Zach Brown: No not the lead singer from the Zac Brown Band but Zach Brown from North Carolina. I personally really like this guy. He is fast and is ranked number three out of two hundred and twenty OLBs. If he is there and there are no other better options then Brown, he would be a great option for the Bears. Also the Bears can trade Lance Briggs for Brandon Marshall and Brown can take over the weak side linebacker that Briggs currently occupies.
Mark Barron: Currently the best safety within the draft. As of right now the Bears need a lot of help with the strong safety position. The main position the Bears have been missing is a true great safety. Remember when Chris Harris was actually feared? The Bears were more dominate with a dominate safety so drafting one of the best safeties coming out of the draft would be huge for the Bears.
Morris Claiborne: Yes, I do know I didn’t put CB into the list but we need another dominate CB next to Charles Tillman. Tim Jennings is downright not getting the job done and Zachary Bowman; I mean come on Bowman shouldn’t even be in the question if he should start. Overall we have Lance Briggs and two other third round picks. The Bears should either trade Lance Briggs and the 19th overall pick or both the third round picks and the twentieth overall pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars or Miami Dolphins first round pick.
Quinton Coples: Once again the Bears should either trade Lance Briggs and the twentieth overall pick or both the third round picks and the 19th overall pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars or Miami Dolphins first round pick. Of course that is getting me thinking about offense again but for Coples this guy can also be a DE, but would preferably be a DT. Due to his lack of athleticism he cannot turn the corner fast which a DE needs. The greatest addition of this guy is his tackling ability, unlike Julius Peppers Coples can actually finish a tackle.
So what do you all think? Brown, Barron, Claiborne, or Coples? Let me know in the poll and also in the comments.