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The Bear’s Den, April 21, 2020

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The Draft is now a couple of days away Bears fans, although we don’t get to play with the other kids the first night (if Ryan Pace is sane).

Chicago Bears’ general manager Jerry Angelo introduces their
Chicago Bears’ general manager Jerry Angelo introduces their top draft pick Danieal Manning from Abilene Christian during a press conference at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois, Monday, May 1, 2006.
Photo by Jim Prisching/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This week we are on to Bass Masters... who knows, there are so many greats this may end up being a multi-week thing... today’s Bass Master is John Myung. He’s so integrated into the music it’s hard to really tell what he’s doing so instead of songs I give you a couple of videos that highlight his playing:

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

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears NFL Draft 2020: Edge Rushers - SI.com - When Khalil Mack tore it up in his first Bears season with 12 1/2 sacks in 14 games, the team had 20 1/2 sacks from its edge players.

Chicago Bears WR Draft Prospects: Studs, Steals and Sleepers - Chicago Audible Blog - Here are some wide receivers to pay attention for this week’s NFL Draft. There are several options for the Bears to select a playmaker to help Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller the offense.

Wood: Where is the Positional Value for the Chicago Bears in the 2020 Draft? (Part One) - Da Bears Blog - The 2020 NFL Draft is upon us.

Butkus: Buffone Represented What Bears Stood For - 670 The Score - Monday marked the five-year anniversy of beloved Bears linebacker and Score personality Doug Buffone’s death at age 70. In a 14-year NFL career, Buffone’s rugged play and indomitable attitude represented the spirt of the Bears and the city of Chicago.

Bears Mock Draft 4.0 for BearDigest: Trades Version - SI.com - Chicago Bears Mock Draft 4.0 for BearDigest.com is the only one with trades and it was a new, eye-opening experience dealing with the GMs of other teams as seen through the Profootballnetwork.com simulator.

Joe Burrow expects to be the first overall pick, and so do the oddsmakers - ProFootballTalk - In three days, the 2020 NFL draft will begin. And we’ll find out at that point whether Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow will become the first overall pick.

NFL draft 2020: A brief history of where the Bears are picking - Chicago Sun-Times - Here’s a look at notable players drafted with Picks 43 and 50:

NFL draft: Grading Ryan Pace's 32 picks as Chicago Bears GM - Chicago Tribune - Ryan Pace will be overseeing his sixth NFL draft as Bears general manager this week. Here is a pick-by-pick review of the 32 players Pace and his staff have drafted since 2015.

Chicago Bears NFL Draft 2020: Inside Linebackers - SI.com - No Bears position took a bigger hit to its depth than inside linebacker during free agency and no position on the team beside inside linebacker could stand such a bit to its depth.

POLISH SAUSAGE

New data lead to new testing, results for NFL helmets - WGN Radio 720 - The latest results of the joint testing done by the NFL and the players’ union was released Monday, concluding a comprehensive new testing method that went beyond examining only new helmet models joining the market this year.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Mocking the Mocks: Who did it best for the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - We spotlight the three Chicago Bears mock drafts from the fellas over at NBC Sports Chicago and ask you guy to vote on who did it best.

Infante: 2020 NFL draft Finalized top 150 big board - Windy City Gridiron - After months of preparation, WCG’s lead draft analyst Jacob Infante has put the finishing touches on his big board.

Wiltfong: How to watch the 2020 NFL Draft - Windy City Gridiron - This is everything you need to know about the 2020 NFL Draft, including where to watch, how to listen, and the entire WCG plan of attack!

What kind of talent has gone at 43 and 50 in recent drafts? - Windy City Gridiron - To get an idea of the type of talent available when the Bears pick at 43 and 50, we take a look back at some players that have gone in those spots previously.

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