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The Bear's Den: April 30, 2016

Day 2 of the NFL Draft is in the books, and Jenny McCarthy approves. What's on tap for the busiest day of the draft season, Day 3? Let's find out.

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Sunderbruch: NFL Draft 2016, Day 2 Recap: Bears get Jonathan Bullard and Cody Whitehair, plus extra picks - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are on the move for the second day in a row.


Noble: Chicago Bears select OL Cody Whitehair from Kansas State - Windy City Gridiron - After a series of 2nd round moves, general manager Ryan Pace has finally made a selection.

Dickerson: Bears increase OL competition with Cody Whitehair - ESPN - The Bears increased the offensive line competition by taking Kansas State's Cody Whitehair in the second round.

Mayer: Bears trade down twice, draft Whitehair - - After trading down twice and acquiring three additional picks, the Bears selected Kansas State guard Cody Whitehair with the 56th choice in the second round of the draft.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears take offensive lineman Cody Whitehair in Round 2 - Pro Football Weekly - Bears traded down twice before taking Whitehair

Mullen: Bears shore up offensive line, select Kansas State's Cody Whitehair | CSN Chicago - After trading down twice in the second round, the Bears used the No. 56 pick on Kansas State offensive lineman Cody Whitehair.

LeGere: With second pick, Bears take Kansas State guard Cody Whitehair - After tradng down twice in the second round, the Bears took Kansas State guard Cody Whitehair.


Noble: Chicago Bears pick Florida DE Jonathan Bullard - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears go back to defense with their 3rd round selection...

Dickerson: Bears draft Florida defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard in third round - ESPN - The Bears tapped into a deep class of defensive linemen in the third round (No. 72) by drafting Florida DT/DE Jonathan Bullard. My take: The Bears want to collect pass-rushers.

Mayer: Bears draft Bullard in third round - - The Bears addressed their defense by selecting Florida defensive end Jonathan Bullard with the 72nd overall pick in the third round of the NFL Draft.

Fishbain: Florida DT Jonathan Bullard to the Chicago Bears in the third round - Pro Football Weekly - The Bears got their defensive lineman in the third round with Florida’s Jonathan Bullard.

LeGere: With third pick, Bears take Florida DT Jonathan Bullard - With their third-round pick, the 72nd overall, the Bears selected Florida defensive tackle Jonathan Bullard.


Perez: Leonard Floyd’s expected contract terms with the Chicago Bears - Bears Wire - Leonard Floyd will be one of the Bears highest-paid players, despite the expectation that he'll ease his way into the starting lineup.

Mayer: Floyd sees Bears as 'great fit' for him - - Bears first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd felt right at home Friday at Halas Hall, joining a 3-4 defense just like the one he played in at Georgia.

Wiederer: Bears will surround Leonard Floyd to maximize his potential - Chicago Tribune - Bears general Ryan Pace selected Leonard Floyd at No. 9 with a belief that the Bears can surround Floyd with the support system to push him to his full potential.

Mullen: Bears' Leonard Floyd 'Comfortable doing...anything' in 3-4 scheme - CSN Chicago - Leonard Floyd's versatility was one of the main reasons the Bears traded up to take him at No. 9. And he feels comfortable playing anywhere.

Biggs: NFC North first-round capsules - Chicago Tribune - Lions take OT Taylor Decker at No. 16 overall while Vikings select WR Laquon Treadwell (23) and Packers pick NT Kenny Clark (27).

Haugh: NFL draft observations, Jon Gruden's criticism, Laquon Treadwell's homecoming - Chicago Tribune - Draft thoughts from Thursday's first round of the NFL draft at the Auditorium Theatre,

Kelly (of FieldGulls): The 11 most intriguing fits from the 1st round of the 2016 NFL Draft - - They aren't necessarily the "best" picks from the first round of the NFL Draft, but they might be the perfect players for their new teams.

Weaver: Leonard Floyd looks the part for Bears - Cover32 - Leonard Floyd is the newest member of the Chicago Bears linebacker corps and the Bears have always been best when they...

Dickerson: Chicago Bears defend Leonard Floyd's modest statistics at Georgia - ESPN - Leonard Floyd had just 4.5 sacks last year. Bears GM Ryan Pace cited Floyd's moving around a lot, and said he'll become more of a pass-rusher.

Dickerson: Leonard Floyd's weight worth monitoring - ESPN - Leonard Floyd, the Bears' first-round draft pick, will need to gain weight before the season, but the team will make sure he does it the right way.


Mayer: McShay lauds Bears for picking Floyd - - ESPN analyst Todd McShay chose the Bears’ selection of Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd at No. 9 as the third best pick in the first round.


Chicago Bears in the Hall - Link Lyman - Modern day defensive football involves players constantly shifting from side to side, jumping a step forward or two paces backward, anything to confuse the offense as it comes to the line of scrimmage. Many old-timers insist such sophisticated maneuvers had their beginnings more than six decades ago when a sensational 252-lb tackle, William Roy "Link" Lyman, pioneered a sliding, shifting style of defensive line play that confused his opponents and made him one of the most respected players of his time.


Sherman: An anonymous snitch tried to sabotage Laremy Tunsil's life, and it worked - - Somebody publicly tried to ruin Laremy Tunsil on the biggest night of his life. Why did it actually work?

Philipse: The Buccaneers just made the worst decision in the 2016 NFL draft - Bucs Nation - Things were going so well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They drafted one of the best cornerbacks in the draft in the first round, picking up a free fourth-round pick in the process by trading back. Then they added the best edge rusher in the draft in the second round. We should have known that wouldn't last.They picked a kicker. In the second round. After trading up for him!


Burke's 2016 NFL Draft First Round Recap: Jack plummets, Packers pick Kenny Clark - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay opted not to roll the dice on injured linebacker Myles Jack and instead selected Jack's UCLA teammate.

Thompson: Mackensie Alexander is confident and ready - Daily Norseman - The second round cornerback from Clemson is ready to join the Minnesota Vikings and take on the NFL. Just ask him.

Western: Green Bay chooses OLB Kyler Fackrell in third round - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay's third pick of 2016 is a big outside linebacker.

Hirchhorn: Packers trade up to select OL Jason Spriggs - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay moved up a few spots to pick an athletic offensive lineman.

Reisman & Lemieux: Lions select Alabama defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson in second round - Pride Of Detroit - With the 46th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have selected A'Shawn Robinson.