The Bears Den: May 13, 2014 - Chicago Bears NFL Draft news & notes

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Team report - Adam Hoge with a look at each position's depth chart as it stands after the draft, and a readers' Q&A.

Draft analysis - Larry Mayer: Todd McShay thinks Bears' taking Brock Vereen in the fourth round was the best pick in the NFC North; Kiper assesses Bears' draft; Will Sutton's reaction to being selected by Bears.

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Roster news - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Monday agreed to four-year contracts with two of their draft picks, fourth-round safety Brock Vereen and sixth-round QB David Fales.

Bears able to balance 'Big Three' draft factors - Moon Mullin: Bears weighed their level of need, the value of the positions and the depth of talent in the draft pool. All were crucial factors in opting for Kyle Fuller over a safety in that round or a CB later.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Was Kyle Fuller the right pick for Bears? [KAPCON: 5, but slobby guy from Yahoo Sports shouts a lot.]

Tillman: Bears addressed right needs in draft - Charles Tillman joined Mully & Hanley and said he was impressed with Chicago’s haul from the draft, as well as talking about the franchise-worst defense last season and some of the keys for 2014.  With [Audio].

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - How much has the Bears' defense improved following draft? [KAPCON: 4]

Draft analysis - Kevin Fishbain's look at players who may have been pleased to see how the Bears draft went, because it didn’t make a summer trying to win a starting job or make the roster any more difficult than it already is.

Bears Q&A: Minnesota DBs coach on Brock Vereen - Dan Wiederer: Jay Sawvel recently dissected Vereen’s strengths and detailed the areas where he’ll need to improve to become a significant contributor in the NFL.

Bears Q&A: Boise State O-line coaches on Charles Leno Jr - Brad Biggs: Bears seventh-round pick is extremely competitive and he’s a bright guy, according to coaches, which leads them to believe he can make the transition to the NFL.

[Video] What kind of an impact will Lynch have with Bears? - Tom Cooper and Scott Krinch discuss Jordan Lynch's odds of making the team and where Trestman could potentially use the former Huskies QB.

[Video] ESPN - Mark Dominik discusses the Bears' signing of Lynch to play RB. Could he also be tried out at safety?

Ka'Deem Carey has insane athleticism - Scott Krinch: Carey put himself on many collegiate coaches' radars with a highlight reel front flip in a high school game when he was just 14-years-old.  With [Video].

Draft analysis - takes a look at how the NFC North teams fared.

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Draft analysis... analysis - Aaron Gordon: In the end, draft grades aren't any better than simply counting the number of picks each team made, the simplest metric of all.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: At this point, at least, it appears Vikings found a match for their new coach in Teddy Bridgewater. Albert Breer: Vikings' careful QB huntJosh Katzowitz: Did Bridgewater really 'fall' to the 32nd pick?

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Could 2014 season be Adrian Peterson's last in Minnesota?

Wharrrgarble how dare our GM not draft the guys I wanted despite teams spending up to 80 hours scouting any single prospect, which is a few more than I did???!!?!1111 - Jim Kelly, who is battling with an aggressive recurrence of oral cancer, shared a dance with his wife at the hospital on Mother's Day.  His daughter was there to capture the moment.


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