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The Bears Den: May 04, 2015 - 2015 NFL draft Chicago Bears news & notes

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Ryan Pace begins building solid foundation with first Bears draft - Matt Bowen: One draft class isn't going to fill the multiple needs on this Bears roster. But I do see a plan starting to develop at Halas Hall with a young talent base that will allow Pace and Fox to develop, teach and build around in the NFC North.

Grading Bears draft needs to include more than the six picks - Moon Mullin: The Bears added two rush linebackers, a speed No. 1 receiver, a starting safety, a starting NT and possibly two other starting D-linemen. They just didn’t get them all in the draft.

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Bears add 15 undrafted free agents - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Sunday agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents, including East Carolina QB Shane Carden.  Jeff Dickerson with a closer look at each UDFA ... Not-Hub Fishbain's UDFA notes.

Bears pass on defense in draft, but Fox likes what he got - Adam L. Jahns: Ryan Pace’s first draft yielded only two defensive players, but John Fox was all smiles afterward and is happy to have Eddie Goldman and Adrian Amos.

Bears get it right with Goldman pick - Mike Imrem: Drafting Eddie Goldman signals that the Bears are back to valuing Fat Guys as run stuffers.

[Video] - Wanny and Jim MIller join Chris Boden to discuss what Eddie Goldman provides for the D-line.

Ryan Pace discusses Bears’ 2015 draft class - (CBS): With the draft now complete, here’s what the Bears GM had to say about each of his six selections.

Meet the newest Bears - Bob LeGere with a look at each of the Bears' six 2015 draft picks.

[Video] - Chris Boden, Jim Miller, and Dave Wannstedt recap the Bears' 2015 draft ... How Kevin White fits into the offense.

Draft analysis - Patrick Finley, Mark Potash, and Adam L. Jahns with some initial impressions on the Bears' draft. What was their best pick, and which areas of weakness remain on the team?

Team report - Rich Campbell: Bears invest in Adam Gase with top draft pick; Kevin White in good hands with Mike Groh as his position coach; pass rush still a need; players adjusting to new regime.

Q&A: Jeremy Langford's Michigan State position coach - Rich Campbell: College coach of new Bear Jeremy Langford discusses his running style and identifies areas for improvement.

Bears' brass not on edge, or rushing to fill hole - Chris Boden: Besides veteran free-agent signees Pernell McPhee and Sam Acho, there is no one else on the roster with experience at the 3-4 OLB position.

Draft analysis - (AP): With four offensive players out of six picks, Bears focus on help for Jay Cutler despite needs on defense.

[Video]Jen Lada & Moon Mullin discuss the Bears' selections at NFL Draft.

Urlacher recalls mom's 'hyper' demeanor at draft - Luis Gomez: Even the most macho football players melt at the sight of their mothers crying tears of joy, including Bears legend and all around tough guy Brian Urlacher. [Bonus: Moar TMZ-like content. - Den]

Ex-Bears doing good things - (SQ): A full-time community activist and entrepreneur, Israel Idonije has made it his mission to better the lives of those around him, especially children.

Grading the Bears' 2015 draft

Give Ryan Pace, Bears a B+ for effort - Is-Hub Arkush: The real grade on the 2015 draft is two years away but, when it's all said and done, we can probably expect a few Pro Bowls from Kevin White and Eddie Goldman.

Grading the draft: NFC North - Bob LeGere: While all of the NFC North teams made an effort to address their weaknesses in the draft, some did better than others.

Draft analysis - Nate Davis ranks his team drafts: Did Ryan Pace do enough outside of second-round NT Eddie Goldman to revitalize an embarrassing defense?

Draft analysis - Doug Farrar dishes out the grades, hands out a 'B' for Bearsss.

Draft analysis - Andrew Garda likes the Bears' first four picks, especially Kevin White, and hands the Bears a B-grade.

NFC North draft grades - Rob Rang: Chicago improved in this draft, but where will the pass rush come from?

Draft analysis - Pete Prisco: Three of the Bears' first picks were on the offensive side, which might seem surprising considering their defensive issues, but they got two starters in Kevin White and Hroniss Grasu.

Draft analysis: NFC North - ( Nice start for new GM Ryan Pace, landing key fits and players who could have long NFL careers.

[Video] NFL Network - Charley Casserly reviews the 2015 draft and assesses a final grade of A- for the Bears.

Winners from the 2015 draft - Kevin Patra: Ryan Pace knocked his first draft as GM out of the park.

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Draft analysis - Tony Villiotti with a look at the first three rounds of the 2015 draft, comparing historic expectations with what actually took place.

Know thy enemies - Brad Biggs casts an eye over the rest of the NFC North's draft classes.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky with a wrap-up of the Packers' draft: Packers are banking on Damarious Randall at corner, a position he never played at Arizona State ... Chris BodenPackers' selections in first five rounds curious.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: The Lions came in with a clear goal to revamp the run game, and all of their offensive picks slanted toward making sure that happened.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Wrapping up the 2015 draft for the Vikings, who have plenty of intriguing yet risky players joining the team.

Draft preview: 2016 - Matt Brown: While the 2015 NFL draft just ended, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to next year.

Craziest fans and most outrageous jerseys - John Breech: Is it crazier to wear a rhinoceros horn or an Aaron Hernandez jersey to the NFL Draft?


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