With only two days left before draft day, as you can imagine most media avialable is in regards to that. With recent rumors that the Bears might be looking to trade down and also rumored talks with Indianapolis about trading Thomas Jones, the Chicago media has had plenty to write about. This piece has a few interesting tidbits I thought I would point out.
On the draft:
...and add some help in the return game. Miami return specialist Devin Hester -- a man without a position who could help at cornerback, running back and wide receiver with his sub-4.3-second time in the 40-yard dash -- said Wednesday that the Bears gave him a special workout last month in Florida and have called him four times since then to gauge his interest in playing multiple positions.
On Thomas Jones:
"He's a great player, and we don't want him to go anywhere,'' Grossman said of Jones. "But the business is the business. At some point, you have to put yourself in the best position you can. When it is a position you drafted a player as high as you did, he's eventually going to take over, especially with a player the caliber of Cedric Benson.
The draft is not deep at wide receiver, but Grossman said that's no problem because he's building an excellent rapport with slot receiver Airese Currie, a fifth-round pick in 2005 who missed last season because of a foot injury. Grossman said Currie is the fastest player he has thrown to.
"I have to quicken everything out,'' Grossman said. "It's good he and I are working together all offseason. I've got the timing down now, but it took an adjustment."
And just a quick something I read from an article I can now longer find, GM Jerry Angelo thinks that the Bears can get 6 future starters from this draft. He must be pretty confident in himself. The Bears currently only have 6 picks in the draft. The chance that every one of them pan out is not that high.