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The Bears Den: April 25, 2011

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Green has potential to blossom into star | A.J. Green has the potential to be the best player selected in the 2011 draft.   #5 Gabbert     #6 Quinn

Draft very deep at defensive end | The 2011 NFL Draft possesses a very good pool of talent at defensive end. There's a chance that eight defensive ends will be selected in the first round.

Bears hope to draft QB they can groom | Larry Mayer: Jerry Angelo didn't divulge his draft plans when he met with the media at Halas Hall. But the Bears general manager did share some interesting thoughts.

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Sam Farmer's NFC North 1st-round draft primer - Sam Farmer breaks down the 1st-round needs of the teams in the NFC North.

NFL draft: Waiting for name to be called during NFL is nerve-wracking - Former Iowa safety Matt Bowen knows firsthand how nerve-wracking it is on draft day, waiting for your name to be called.

NFL mock draft: A lot on the line - Sam Farmer: Are NFL teams ready to be on the defensive?

NFL draft: Rating the centers in the NFL draft - Chicago Tribune pro football reporter Dan Pompei evaluates the centers eligible for the NFL draft.   Tackles    Defensive ends

Bears coveting a mix in the draft — and the max - Chicago Sun-Times Mike Mulligan: In the cloak-and-dagger world of the NFL, it’s never easy to decode the verbal camouflage at draft time.

Bears must start to get more talent from their drafts - Chicago Sun-Times Mike Mulligan: At the NFL Scouting  Combine in February and again at the Bears’ predraft media session last week, general manager Jerry Angelo talked about getting four starters out of the 2011 draft.

Angelo has never forgotten Parcells' draft advice - Inside the Bears Neil Hayes: Bears' general manager Jerry Angelo frequently quotes personnel men he's learned from in the past.

Mullin: A change in draft philosophy? The Bears' current offensive line is anything but settled right now, and the team seems to be leaning towards going bigger to compete against divisional guys like Ndamukong Suh, Kevin Williams and B.J. Raji.

Angelo, Bears entering final stretch before draft | Jerry Angelo and the Bears have narrowed their list of desired positions and players as they enter the final stretch before next Thursday's draft. Bears Insider John 'Moon' Mullin has the story.

Bears draft positional analysis: Safety - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael Wright continues to preview the draft with a look at the safeties.

What Do the Bears Want in the Draft? | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: The draft is less than a week away. What do the Bears need?

Chicago Bears Team Report - The Bears' draft board is nearly finalized, and they have identified a handful of players they expect to be available when their first-round pick rolls around late next Thursday night at No. 29 overall.

Tale of the tape: Dareus vs. Fairley - NFL - Yahoo! Sports Doug Farrar: In an incredibly deep DT class, Marcell Dareus and Nick Fairley are by far the marquee attractions.

Jerry Angelo: 'I don’t want to overrate the (receiver) position' | National Football Post Brad Biggs: Bears say they have taken hard look at WR's in draft.

Five potential first-round trades | National Football Post Wes Bunting: A look at which teams could be moving either up or down come Thursday.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post Dan Pompei: Projecting college defensive ends to 3-4 outside linebackers, and all the latest rumors and draft dope.

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