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NFL Draft 2016 Round 1: Chicago Bears and NFC North Recap

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We take a quick look around the NFC North to see who got who from where.

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Chicago Bears

Pick #9 - Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

The Bears traded up to #9 to get Floyd, who projects to a role not unlike Aldon Smith had for Fangio. You can read more about it here and also here.

Detroit Lions

Pick #16 - Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

NFL.com Draft Profile: here

Weaknesses:  Has a tendency to pop straight up and play with high pads when moving laterally or in space. Shows surprisingly limited knee bend for being a former basketball player. Struggles to redirect his weight quickly and changing directions to hit moving targets is a chore. Stiff­ strider in space. Shows tendency to over­set when attempting to set out on speed rushers. Upright style will cause problems for him against edge trimming pass rushers who can get under him. Average reactive athleticism limits effectiveness against counter moves back inside. Mirrors well pre­contact, but ability to mirror diminishes once first contact has been made. Short arms for his height. Too reliant on hand strength and upper body power over footwork and balance. Has issues consistently redirecting defenders who get to his edge.

Weakness redefined: Leonard Floyd and Pernell McPhee.

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You can read more about it over at Pride of Detroit

Minnesota Vikings

Pick #23 - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Miss

NFL.com Draft Profile: here

Weaknesses: Doesn't have the cushion-­eating, vertical speed to scare cornerbacks. Cornerbacks will crowd his underneath routes from off­-man coverage. Benefitted with several easy catches in space against zone coverage. Struggled to free himself from press coverage against LSU's Tre'Davious White and may have separation issues in pros against quick cornerbacks. Takes time to gear down into breaks once he gets speed up. Could stand to be more physical in his release against press. Had more focus drops in 2015 than over previous two seasons. Suffered season-­ending injury in November of 2014 with broken fibula and dislocated ankle.

Weakness redefined: Minnesota gave up 45 sacks last year. Their solution was a wide receiver.

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Green Bay Packers

Pick #27 - Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA

NFL.com Draft Profile: here

Weaknesses: Short and missing arm length to be better tackle finisher. Allowed unusual amount of broken tackles (4) for an interior lineman. Not a quick twitch athlete. Needs to do a better job of bringing feet and hips through contact. Gets too anxious pursuing down line and can lose backside contain. Despite strength, lack of size will be challenging in some matchups. Straight line bull­ rusher with average lateral quickness for twists.

Weakness redefined: Will have to play against Kyle Long

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