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The Bear’s Den, April 12, 2019

Draft talk intensifies and we again feature another Chicago Bear destroying another Vikings quarterback

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Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings
Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings gets sacked by Jeremiah Ratliff #90 of the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter on December 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
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Sikes: Eddie Jackson Is Going To Get Paid How Much? - Club Dub
The projections are out for Eddie Jackson's next contract and the Bears are going to have to pay him in a big way. He won't be a free agent until 2021.

Medina: OK, Yeah, the Bears Are Totally Taking a Running Back in the Draft - Bleacher Nation - The latest mocks continue to suggest the Bears will have their eyes on a running back early.

Medina: There Is So Much Value in Drafting “Best Player Available” and Other Bullets - Bleacher Nation - Gearing up for the NFL Draft.

Gabriel: 7 Outside Linebacker Prospects Bears Could Target In Middle Rounds - 670 The Score - The Bears are looking to add depth off the edge, and here are seven prospects who project to go in the middle rounds and could fill that need.

Here’s what 2 analysts believe are Bears’ biggest needs in NFL Draft - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears have no glaring holes heading into the 2019 NFL draft, but here’s what two analysts believe are their biggest needs.

Mayer: Nagy on ‘19 Bears - ‘Now we’re the hunted’ - - Kicking off their offseason program Monday, the Bears will be viewed as a Super Bowl contender in 2019 after a dramatic worst-to-first transformation last season fueled by NFL coach of the year Matt Nagy.

Mayer: Bears tickets to go on sale one hour after schedule announced - - Bears preseason and regular-season single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public one hour after the 2019 NFL regular-season schedule is announced.

Medina: The Bears Roughed Up Aaron Rodgers More Than Anyone Originally Realized - Bleacher Nation - The Bears dished out 7 sacks and 16 quarterback hits in two games against the Packers last year, with Aaron Rodgers taking a brunt of the falls.

Potash: Impressive rookie Roquan Smith should be a self-upgrade in 2019 - Sun Times - Once he got going, he was as good as advertised. ... Instead of hitting the rookie wall he was noticeably improving as the season progressed.

2019 Draft Running Back Rankings (Evaluating Options for the Chicago Bears) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys go through and analyze the top 17 running backs in this year's draft class and explain which are the best fits for the Chicago Bears.

Biggs' Bears Q&A: Will Cody Whitehair and James Daniels trade positions? Is Ryan Pace more likely to trade up, trade down or stand pat? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Along with a slew of questions about the upcoming draft, will Cody Whitehair and James Daniels trade positions on the offensive line? When with the regular-season schedule be released? How intriguing is Bears-Raiders in London?

Ellis: Sports Illustrated re-did the 2018 NFL Draft and you're going to be *super* mad at where they sent Roquan Smith - NBC Sports Chicago - Honestly how dare they.

Schwartz: Tight End Prospects the Bears Should Consider: Kahale Warring - Club Dub - It is crazy that Iowa has perceptibly the two best tight end prospects entering the 2019 NFL Draft. T. J. Hockenson and Noah Fant are both projected to go in the first round. Neither of these guys will be available for the Bears to draft. Although the Bears have Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen, tight end is a position of need for Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy.

Gil Brandt says Chicago Bears are the best fit for RB Miles Sanders - Bears Wire - According to longtime NFL draft expert Gil Brandt, the Chicago Bears are the best fit for Penn State RB Miles Sanders.

Alabama OLB Christian Miller to work out for Bears - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears continue doing their due diligence on this year's crop of draft prospects, including Alabama LB Christian Miller.


Mental health in the NFL, Part 2: Is the league doing enough? - Pride Of Detroit - One NFL player thinks the league should be doing more, so we delve into what resources the players have.


Jon Gruden had simple advice for Mike Mayock on the draft: “Don’t mess it up, dude” – ProFootballTalk - The guy who runs the Raiders has some advice for the guy who runs a draft that ultimately will be run by the guy who runs the Raiders. “Don’t mess it up, dude,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden told Raiders G.M. Mike Mayock (probably with a word other than “mess”), according to Mayock. Ken’s Note: Jon Gruden is still an idiot.


Detroit Lions film breakdown: Is Rashaan Melvin the answer at CB2? - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions added a second corner in free agency, but should he start next season?

Vikings waive CB Jalen Myrick - Daily Norseman - A minor roster move for the purple

Packers know ‘there isn’t a grace period’ under new regime - Packers News - There’s a sense of defiance with the Packers. For a team accustomed to being on everyone's list of Super Bowl contenders, this spring is new.

Montez Sweat is Packers’ pick at #12 in the 2019 SB Nation Mock Draft - Acme Packing Company - With three of APC’s favorite prospects gone, APC still finds a top pass-rusher for the Packers.


Who is the one player you want the Bears to draft? - Windy City Gridiron - We shift the focus of our offseason Chicago Bears’ roundtable topics to the NFL Draft for these next two questions.

Wiltfong's Mocking the Mocks: Examining the full 7 round CBS Bears’ mock - Windy City Gridiron - Just yesterday we peeked at the mock drafts from ESPN that went all the way through three rounds, but today we have a full seven rounder from CBS Sports’ R.J. White to mock. Not only does White...

Link's Chicago Bears Bear With Me Podcast: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics (With Johnathan Wood!) - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode, Robert S. brings in Da Bears Blog’s Johnathan Wood to talk about numerical trends of the 2018 Chicago Bears. What drives Nagy’s offense? What are Trubisky’s statistical strengths and weaknesses? What physical traits are we looking for in a drafted RB? All this and more on this episode of Bear With Me!


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