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The Bears Den: April 25, 2013 - NFL Draft news and notes

Post-Angelo Draft Disorder: the sense that, no matter which prospects fall to your team in the draft, you'll still end up with a bust.

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses the last 10 players drafted with the 20th pick in the first round, the Bears' top-20 picks since 1985, and the Bears' best late-round draft selections.

Emery prefers to keep foes in the dark - Mark Potash: While all NFL GMs guard their draft information like state secrets, some are more protective than others. Emery will not comment on almost any aspect of any player for fear of giving something away.

NFL draft is only way forward for Bears - Adam L. Jahns: As active and aggressive as he was in free agency, Phil Emery likely doesn’t want that to be the norm during his tenure.

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Bears just have to wait to make things interesting - Brad Biggs: Phil Emery is confident Bears have sifted through all the scenarios to make their 20th NFL draft pick as valuable as possible.

Draft preview - Adam L. Jahns: Five keys to Bears’ draft decisions,

Draft preview - Moon Mullin: With CBs in contract years, Bears can benefit from draft depth.

[Video] Draft preview - John Jurkovic addresses the Bears' first-round options in this week's NFL Draft and the philosophy behind drafting a QB every year.

Bears shouldn't get cute with their first pick - David Haugh: Wherever they end up in the first round, the Bears should address a defensive need with the best NFL-ready prospect available.

T.J.: What 1st Round Pick will Emery Surprise us with?

Draft preview - Moon Mullin: No Urlacher, no problem? Bears need draft hit at LB.

Bears have lots of needs in NFL draft- Bob LeGere: Hard to figure what position they will address first, or even of they will hold on to their No. 20 pick in the first round or trade down to accumulate additional picks.

Moving down - Mark Potash: Mock draft of NFL beat writers provided an interesting insight into what could be a big decision for Emery in the draft on Thursday — whether to keep the No. 20 overall pick or trade it.

Draft preview - Kip Lewis: Where the Bears may look in Round 1.

Draft preview - Maggie Hendricks takes a closer look at players who could fit in with the Bears.

Draft preview - David Kaplan: Bears should select Eifert, even if it means trading up in the first.

How low can the Bears go? - Dan Pompei: Bears want to drop below their 20th pick in the NFL draft to gain an overall pick and still fulfill a top priority, and there should be plenty of suitors.

Lester: With the 31st pick, the Bears select (you call it)

[Video] Draft preview - Ian Rapoport on the Bears Draft.

Draft preview - Rick Morrissey: The columnist in me absolutely loves the idea of the Bears choosing the Notre Dame LB whose story no one could make up but did. The football observer in me thinks the Bears would be making a huge mistake by taking Te’o.

Draft preview - Adam Hoge’s NFL Draft mailbag.

Draft preview: DEs - A team can never have too many quality pass rushers, and that's the main reason it would be a mistake to dismiss the idea of the Bears drafting a DE.

Bears' all-time best and worst draft picks - The former is also the best ever picked at #4 overall.


Mock drafts & team needs

Draft preview - Sam Farmer examines team needs by division.

Mock Draft - Moon Mullin, Scott Krinch and Jake Flannigan all think the Bears will land Ogletree at #20. As does Dan Durkin.

Mock Draft - Bob LeGere: Off-season signings have helped Bears shore up most of the team's weaknesses. Bears take Te'o over Eifert at #20. Mike Maycock has Eifert already gone but Bears land Te'o.

Mock Draft - Sam Farmer thinks the Bears will land Te'o as Urlacher's replacement.

Mock Draft - Jason La Canfora: With the top O-linemen long gone, the Bears look for some explosion on offense by taking Eifert over Te'o. Peter King agrees.

Mock Draft - Scouts Inc. has the Bears taking Ogletree in round 1, and Kentucky guard Larry Warford in the 2nd.

Mock Draft - Dan Pompei has Bears going with CB Marcus Trufant.


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Draft preview - Russ Lande with five more late round sleepers who could surprise. Latest Draft buzz

Know thy enemy: Packers - Pete Dougherty: Notre Dame TE Eifert may be best available at No. 26 and, if so, the Packers might be inclined to take him, with Finley having only a year left on his contract.

Ten questions to ponder as the 2013 NFL draft approaches - Mike Garafolo: Some of the most pressing questions that have been asked over the last few months, weeks and days.

All eyes on New York tonight...