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The Bear’s Den, April 15, 2020

Welcome to Wednesday, as the draft creeps ever closer

NFL: OCT 31 Vikings at Bears Photo By Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


This week we are on to Notorious Earworm songs... those songs that you can’t get out of your head... You knew I would go there, didn’t you?



2020 NFL Draft: 5 wide receivers Bears could pick in second round - NBC Sports Chicago - A deep class of receivers means the Bears should wind up having some enticing options if they’re willing to draft a wideout with one of their second-round picks.

Bears legend Mike Singletary wants you to be ‘All In’ about staying home - NBC Sports Chicago - Brb, running laps around my apartment at full speed.

Allen Robinson’s Instagram film review was actually a pretty enjoyable watch - NBC Sports Chicago - ’12 with 12’ is the new Hard Knocks, kind of.

Under the Mock-roscope Part 2: Mel Kiper’s Big Bears Mistake - - Mel Kiper’s first two-round mock draft showed he has a real need to study the teams who lack picks in the first round. Ken’s Note: This is the strangest take I have seen from this website. That’s saying a LOT.

Reported Bears Interest in Darrion Daniels Indicates a Depth Wish - - Character still stands for something on a football field, especially during tough times for a team.

Wood: Looking at RB Fits in the 2020 NFL Draft - Da Bears Blog - Running back isn’t one of Chicago’s biggest needs heading into the draft, but they do need to add speed and diversify how they use their backs, so they might look for a player who can combine some of Tarik Cohen’s big-play ability with David Montgomery’s steady presence as a lead rusher.

NFL Draft analysis: What will Chicago Bears do with loaded wide receiver class? - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s a great year to be shopping for wide receivers, but the Bears have more pressing holes. How will they balance need vs. value?

NFL Draft podcast: Should the Bears trade a draft pick? - Chicago Sun-Times - Should the Bears try to move up or down in the NFL Draft. Or do they need to stay put?

Video game streaming: How Chicago athletes connect with fans - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen finished his first “Call of Duty: Warzone” game of the day and thanked the 120 people who watched him stream it on Twitch — the most he ever has had watch live.


49ers' Super Bowl loss saved lives in San Francisco - ProFootballTalk - There’s a bright silver lining to San Francisco’s loss to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV: The outcome likely saved lives.

Georgia QB Jake Fromm 'buzzing' after interviews - - Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is "buzzing" because of his interviews with teams and has become a favorite among QB coaches, Ian Rapoport reported.


Kirk Cousins: Contract extension was a no-brainer - ProFootballTalk - Kirk Cousins was headed into the final year of his contract before he agreed to sign a contract extension with the Vikings that runs through the 2022 season.

Lions re-sign Kenny Wiggins - ProFootballTalk - He joined them in 2018, and has started 13 games for them the last two years.

Detroit Lions interviewing multiple QB prospects... but it’s probably nothing - Pride Of Detroit - Yes, the Lions are interview the top QBs in the draft. No, that doesn’t mean they’re drafting one.

Guys the Vikings Might Actually Draft - Daily Norseman - A look at the draft prospects the Vikings have met so far

Mel Kiper expands mock draft to two rounds, hits Vikings’ major weaknesses - Daily Norseman - This would appear to be a pretty solid draft

Momentum builds for a February-to-May college football season in 2021 - ProFootballTalk - Spring football won’t work. Unless, of course, it’s college football in the spring.


WIltfong's Mocking the Mocks: Mel Kiper targets offensive firepower for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - We continue checking out what NFL experts think the Bears are going to do in the 2020 NFL Draft in our Mocking the Mocks series with a look at Mel Kiper’s second round.

Schmitz & Infante: Ranking the Top 10 WR Prospects in the NFL Draft’s Class of 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - With the 2020 NFL Draft only a few weeks away, Robert S. teams up with WCG’s own Jacob Infante to rank the 10 best WR prospects in the upcoming class.

Zeglinski: & the WCG Crew: Familiarity with Windy City Gridiron - The ideal Sunday - Windy City Gridiron - Everyone’s holed up in their homes, twiddling their thumbs. It’s the perfect time to get acquainted with your favorite Bears website staff. For the hell of it, of course.

Wiltfong: Grading Ryan Pace’s Second Round Draft Picks - Windy City Gridiron - In this seven-part series we’re asking you guys to grade each round of Ryan Pace’s drafts through the years.


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