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Bear Food for Thought and UDFA's


Now that the draft has ended we still have some remaining questions. But we definitely can go into this year more optimistic than i can rememember.

First Question: What will the Bears do about defensive tackle?

Here are a couple options that i think are possible.


Name

Nate Collins

Jordan Miller

Sean Murnane

Vaughn Meatoga

Brett

Roy

Renard Williams

School

Virginia

Southern

Central Michigan

Hawaii

Nevada

Eastern Wash.

Current Status

Free-agent 2yr exp.

Bears roster 1yr exp.

Was on practice squad last yr.

Undrafted rookie

Undrafted rookie

Undrafted rookie

Height

6’2

6’1

6’1

6’2

6’3

6’1

weight

290

320

291

295

275

302

40 yd

4.94

4.86

4.97

5.00

4.90

5.10

Bench

22

37

30

27

n/a

23

vert

33

n/a

27

31

30

32

shuttle

4.80

n/a

4.5

4.21

4.42

n/a

3cone

7.37

n/a

7.39

7.10

7.31

n/a

broad

8’10

n/a

n/a

9’02

9’02

8’08

Answer: I think its highly likely Miller gets his opportunity. Check out his Pro Day from last year.

http://youtu.be/Pduh-V30GRg

Second Question: What undrafted free agents will we sign?

We've signed these prosects so far:

Name

Position

School

height

weight

vert

40yd

shuttle

3cone

bench

Broad

Trevor Coston

FS/KR

Maine

5’10

203

43

4.4

4.27

6.77

6

n/a

James Brown

OG

Troy

6’4

306

27.5

4.97

4.57

7.70

24

8’06

Ronnie Cameron

DT

Old Dominion

6’2

304

31

5.38

4.60

7.67

30

9’0

Chris Summers

WR

Liberty

6’5

213

31

4.57

4.48

7.37

n/a

10’01

David Mosley

WR

Northwest Missouri St.

6’1

186

38

4.40

4.26

6.95

n/a

10’11

Name

School

Pos.

height

weight

40yd

shuttle

3cone

vert

Bench

Alvester Alexander

Wyoming

RB

5’11

206

4.39

4.21

6.89

36

18

Adrien Cole

Louisiana Tech

LB

5’11

235

4.74

4.22

46.99

34

16

Ronnie Thornton

Southern Miss

LB

6’2

244

4.72

4.35

7.12

31

n/a

Name

School

Pos.

height

weight

40yd

shuttle

3cone

vert

Bench

Broad

Terriun Crump

Western illinois

FB/H-back

6’2

223

4.64

4.28

6.95

36

18

10’4

Brittan Golden

West Texas a&m

WR

5’11

186

4.48

4.25

6.80

36

16

10’02

A.J. Greene

Auburn

OT

6’5

298

5.18

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Name

Pos.

School

height

weight

40yd

vert

shuttle

3cone

bench

Broad

Jake Anderson

OG/OT

Akron

6’6

304

5.33

32

4.78

7.57

28

8’06

Tyler Holmes

LB

Umass

5’11

223

4.61

40

4.37

6.93

23

9’04

Kyle Woita

LS

Wisconsin

6’2

243

4.82

29

4.70

7.60

21

8’11

Adonis Thomas

RB

Toledo

5’9

185

4.45

38

4.27

6.77

19

10’04

Third Question: Why did Phil Emery pull the trigger on these 6 draft picks?

Shea McClellin-DE:

Shea was one of the Fastest defensive ends in the draft. He also might be the most relentless of the group too. He possesses traits that just cant be coached. Shea had more collegiate responsibilities then any of his peers so he didn’t get the opportunity to produce elite type numbers. Coming to the Bears he will have one responsibility, getting after the quarterback. I wouldn’t too much worry about his weight not what you may call a lack of strenth fore once get amongst those Bears he will get after it in the weight room. If you’ve seen a picture of Shea you know he doenst have to many muscles bulging out anywhere. Shea is a natural work horse country boy style. But come training camp time you better rest assure he will definitely be flexing some muscle.

Alshon Jeffery-WR:

Im not gonna go into to many details. Just know Alshon is a Beast and we may have two receivers putting up a 1000 yards this year.

Brandon Hardin-FS:

I actually think Emery took Brandon a round early because he knew he didn’t have a 5th rounder anymore so he had to make a choice. It’s a blessing to have Mr. Hardin on our team. Him not playing last year allowed him to be drafted at this spot rather than the end of the first round. Mr. Hardin is a physical freak. And if you didn’t know he is from a tribe similar to Troy Polumalu’s. Only difference is Hardin is faster and more agile. Hard hitting is apart of their heritage, and I think the Bears wanna be apart of that heritage. I saw many say why a safety. But do the math, we needed a safety. Until proven otherwise Wright’s body just doesn’t act right for him too long. Do we really wanna be in that situation again. Steltz is definitely one we can depend on but you can only ask him to do so much. If nothing at all, as Emery would say he got the blue light on special teams. This guy was on all phases. My only knock at the moment is that I would love to see Emery give him an opportunity at corner. IF you havent seen this guys Pro Day. His damn hips and feet look Elite not only for a safety but for a corner as well.

Evan Rodriguez-FB/TE:

I love this pick. This has old-school cowboys Moose Johston written all over it. H-back who can play fullback or Tight End. And that’s exactly what he did at Temple. So far the comparisons are the patriot’s hernandez, and that’s because they are similar in height and speed. One of Evan’s coachs was hernandez’s coach at Miami.(capitol for you SMD.lol) This kid is rugged. And from what Emery says we will be using some two tight end sets like we use to back in the day. Can you say run it down your throat. Evan will be another tool in our offense that I think will be unstoppable. He will definitely be on the field plenty this year.

Isaiah Frey-CB:

This was a pick that wasn’t on our board. This was a back-up that Emery the Genius prepared for. About 10 picks before this our guy was taken off the board. So he turned to one of his scouts and said lets go ahead and snag that corner you like. He is raw but he has upside and the kid has been starting since his freshman year. And if you remember Emery spoke of measurables. This was a corner with speed and ability and we had to take something at that point. So know it wasn’t a prayer. But it sure was a backup plan put in place. Knowing his love 7, this was probally one of his 7 back up plans. This wasn’t a special teams pick, this was project pick. But of course because of his measurables he definitely will be on one of our phases.

Greg McCoy-CB:

Now this guy has special teams written all over it. He wont touch the field as a corner unless he has a little D.J. Moore in him. This guy will play on every special team. And its picks like this that keep us having the best special teams in the league. Remember these words, there is a difference between project and special team picks.

Analysis:

I got jealous seeing everybody else have so many picks. But at the end of the day every pick has to have a meaning behind it. I guarantee you Emery stook to his board. He is a military man built around discipline. So understand he was not gonna take prospects that werent on his board. And from the looks of things certain players werent on a lot of people’s board. Im pretty sure we had a couple lineman of interest on the board but they didn’t fall, so went went on to the next one and that’s what you are suppose to do. If only Emery would reveal his board now so we could understand the moves made. But lets be happy and optimistic about the ones made and not the ones not made. One last thing to make note of under Jerry, he wouldve said he had faith in our line and turned around drafted a tackle in the first round. Emery is doing his thing how he see’s fit and come week two we will love him for it.

Fourth Question: Who are we gonna find to replace Urlacher when the time comes?

What if he was already on our roster.

The Bears have definitely made an attempt to see if they can create an Urlacher part 2. He was a rookie last year. He played strong safety in college. So right there we know he might have a little more awareness then an assumed linebacker. He is 6’4 230. His fastest time recored in the 40 yard dash is a 4.56. He has a 37 inch vertical jump. He played 47 games in college. While there he collected 167 tackles, 72 assist, 12 interceptions, and 4 forced fumbles. He didn’t look too bad last pre-season so im looking forward seeing if there is progression this year. The word is he showed up to camp with about 15 pounds of added muscle. Who is this guy I speak of? His name is Dom Decicco.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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