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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Morrissey: Tough crowd - Bears give fans want they want, get bashed for it - Chicago Sun-Times - Bold Trubisky pick not popular.

Pollin: 2017 NFL Draft Grades: Chicago Bears Day 3 Picks - FOX Sports - There's only one word that can be used to sum up the Chicago Bears' efforts in the 2017 NFL Draft, potential. Second-overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Mitchell Trubisky has the potential to be a franchise quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Third-round pick Adam Shaheen out of Division II...

Rozner: Bears' GM Pace in total command now - Daily Herald - GM Ryan Pace is in complete command of the Bears now, for better or worse.

Mullin: Starts may not be the whole story for Mitchell Trubisky - CSN Chicago - Bears Insider John "Moon" Mullin gives some final thoughts on the 2017 NFL Draft class, including addressing Mitch Trubisky's starts.

Anderson: Top 15 Misses of First Three Rounds in 2017 NFL Draft - FOX Sports - The 2017 NFL Draft was full of surprises and some draft day drama. However, here's a look at 15 misses in the first two days. Ken's Note: Wow, author Jerran Anderson can see into the future, I should take him to Vegas.

Maske: 2017 NFL draft grades, Bears need improvement; 49ers, Texans ace test - Chicago Tribune - How did each team do through all seven rounds of the 2017 NFL draft? Here are the grades, team-by-team.

Rotoworld gives Bears a failing grade in 2017 NFL Draft - CSN Chicago - Rotoworld's Evan Silva gave the Bears a failing grade for their five-man 2017 NFL Draft class. Here's why.

Holmes: Bears’ Draft Shows Emboldened Pace But Doesn’t Provide Immediate Help - CBS Chicago - We’ll look back on 2017 as the draft that made or broke this Bears regime.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bupp: 28 undrafted players left college early shows those players may be getting terrible advice - The Comeback - It's a bit alarming to see a report that out of the 103 players who left college early for the NFL Draft, 28 of them (27%) went undrafted.

Alper: Bills fire entire scouting staff along with Doug Whaley - ProFootballTalk - The Bills announced that General Manager Doug Whaley has been fired early on Sunday and they confirmed more departures later in the day. Owner Terry Pegula said that the team has also cleared out their pro and amateur scouting departments as they shift directions on the personnel side of the orga...

Smith: Browns got nine players for Carson Wentz, and they’re not done yet - ProFootballTalk - The haul of players the Browns have acquired with picks they got from Philadelphia in last year's Carson Wentz trade is extraordinary, and it hasn't even ended yet.

Shook: Buffalo Bills fire general manager Doug Whaley - NFL.com - The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with general manager Doug Whaley after four seasons, the team announced Sunday. The decision comes hours after the 2017 NFL Draft.

Smith: Colts cleaning house in college scouting department - ProFootballTalk - With the draft over, Colts G.M. Chris Ballard is telling some of his college scouts their services will no longer be needed. Colts director of college scouting T.J. McCreight and others in the scouting department have been fired, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Former Colts G.M.

Alper: Mike Mayock doesn’t hide his contempt for draft’s circus atmosphere - ProFootballTalk - There was a time when it went without saying that the NFL draft was only for the hardest of hard-core football fans: Who on earth would spend a spring day watching football players' names being called except people who live and breathe football? But that time has passed, and not everyone who live...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Smith: Packers came close to trading Brett Hundley on Friday - ProFootballTalk - As the Packers added new players during the draft, they also looked to unload one of their current players. Green Bay was shopping backup quarterback Brett Hundley and came close to making a deal on the second day of the draft, ESPN reports.

Western: Full list of picks, recaps, and roundups - Acme Packing Company - The Green Bay Packers made 10 picks this weekend - here are all of them.

Wludford: Evaluating the Vikings Draft - Daily Norseman - The 2017 NFL Draft is officially in the books, so let’s evaluate how the Vikings did, assessing the value of the picks, the trades, and how well they fill the needs on the Vikings roster.

Reisman: Lions GM Bob Quinn ‘I feel good’ about the defensive line—should he? - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions didn’t draft a defensive lineman until the sixth round. Is that a problem?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: An “excited” Ryan Pace’s Post Draft Press Conference - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full press conference transcript from Chicago Bears’ GM, Ryan Pace, after the draft.

Wiltfong: A “pleased” John Fox’s Post Draft Press Conference - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full press conference transcript from Chicago Bears’ head coach, John Fox, that took place after the draft.

Wiltfong: Bears undrafted free agent tracker 2017 - All the signings and rumors - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve got all the rumors on the Chicago Bears soon-to-be 2017 UDFA rookie class.

FANPOSTS

TJGOBIG: My 10 Thoughts on the NFL Draft - Windy City Gridiron - 1. Jonathan Allen was picked at #17 by the Redskins. Wow. I was so sure he'd go early. I so wanted him to the Bears. I personally think he's the steal of the draft. On the other hand, the...

Marquess de Sade: Alternative History Armchair GM Style - Windy City Gridiron - Lot's of opinions are flying around right now concerning Pace's third draft. Everyone thinks they could do a better job, so stake your claim here.

Ryan Wetnight: Is Pace gambling because this may be his last year, or because he'll be here awhile? - Windy City Gridiron - I think we can all agree that Pace gambled with the positions he drafted, and the specific players he took. All of the QBs in this draft were reaches in round 1, yet the Bears traded away valuable...

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