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2013 NFL Draft: Open Thread Pre-Party!

We're just a few hours away from the NFL Draft, and we at Windy City Gridiron are so excited we're allowing you to get wild in a pre-draft Open Thread. Enjoy.

Streeter Lecka

Just a friendly reminder, Open Threads are rated WCG-MA. Naughty words will be typed. Also keep in mind there are still some taboo comments/topics to avoid and you can find those listed out here;

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Read them if you are unaware, so there are no excuses for anyone to get banned tonight.

And now on to a few nuggets to ponder...

I'm surprised with how much the Chicago Bears at #20 are being mentioned as a landing spot for ND LB Manti Te'o. The Minnesota Vikings apparently really want him, so this could just be a smokescreen by Chicago GM Phil Emery to entice Minny to leapfrog the Bears.

While Martellus Bennett is a gigantic upgrade over the craptastic group of tight ends Bears' fans are used to, he's not exactly in the elite class of TEs. Last year he set career highs with 55 receptions, 626 yards, and 5 TDs. Don't be surprised if the Bears draft a TE. Both Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert or Stanford's Zach Ertz, are considered better prospects than Bennett was.

Do you think the Bears will make a surprising 1st round pick?

Here's the NFL Draft TV and WCG schedule.

Here's our final mock draft.

Here's a bunch of Mock Drafts to check out.

Here's the entire WCG Draft section.

Here are the Chicago Bears Team Needs.

Here is the one rule for Chicago's Draft.

SMD snuck in a late first round mock draft for us all to enjoy.

And if you are in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area, you can tune into the Afternoon Players Club on KGYM ESPN Radio 1600 AM/106.3 FM/107.5 FM at 5pm Central to hears yours truly discuss the Chicago Bears and the NFL Draft.