All is quiet on the Bears front. I will have a game thread up later today, but I thought with no news brings a good time to go through the contest I held a week or so back. I finally have the email back and just need to go through to verify the times they were sent. I think three people guessed 2 of the three players I picked.
To recap it was a 10 man league and I picked second. I had decided that the order I wanted my backs were Alexander, Tomlinson and Johnson. It so happened that #1 went for LJ, so my first pick was Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander.
I had done a ton of mock drafts and the one thing I realized was at my spot the backs at around the 15 spot on to the 25th were remarkably similar and all had a ton of questions, so I changed my strategy a little, whereas I normally grab my first two runnings backs with my first two picks. With my second pick I chose Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Again on the turn the backs didn't look any more exciting and since most had taken two backs already I knew even though I wouldn't pick for another 17 picks that most would not take a back, but they would jump all over recievers, so I decided to grab another reciever and have probably the best starting two in the leauge, assuming he starts. So with my 3rd pick, I choose Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens.
As mentioned three people picked two correct, I will sort out the times later and get that out to you.
I've said before that I am a pretty disciplined drafter, but some of the teams I am playing with buy heavy into runs and it at times forces you take positions earlier than I would want.
The rest of my team looks like this:
I really wanted the Bears defense and was prepared to take it a tad earlier than I might, but one of the guys was using a #1 rank strategy and would pick any player or team that was ranked number 1 way too early. He drafted the Bears and Vinateri by round 7.