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The Bear’s Draft Day Den, April 25, 2020

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Draft Day 2 (Day 1 for Chicago) is in the books, as the Bears add Cole Kmet and Jaylon Johnson in round two

Chicago Bears v Denver Broncos
Ben Braunecker currently wears #84, and he’s also got $1.5M in cap that can be cut. Will being a special teams ace be enough to save Braunecker’s slot in Chicago?
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This week we are on to Bass Master... who knows, there are so many greats this may end up being a multi-week thing... today’s Bass Master is Les Claypool... since y’all aren’t getting Chase Claypool, you will have to just settle for Les...

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

BEARRRSSSS DRAFT

Meet the Bears Other Second-Round Pick: Cornerback Jaylon Johnson - Bleacher Nation - Jaylon Johnson was a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 performer and 2019 second-team All-American.

Meet the Bears Second-Round Pick: Tight End Cole Kmet (He's Very Excited to be a Bear) - Bleacher Nation - Tight end has been arevolving door of disappointment for the Bears. Maybe that changes with the arrival of Cole Kmet.

Second Round Pick: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame - Da Bears Blog - The Bears needed a tight end. They got the best one in this draft.

Second Round Pick: Jaylon Johnson - Da Bears Blog - No first round pick for the Bears but I think you can argue they got two first round players

Bears select Notre Dame's Cole Kmet in NFL Draft, giving them 10 tight ends - ESPN - After going through the 2019 season with the least productive tight end group in the NFL, the Bears continued revamping their roster by taking Notre Dame's Cole Kmet in the 2nd round of the NFL draft.

Watch: Cole Kmet Learns Bears Are Drafting Him - 670 The Score - On Tuesday, Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet detailed how it'd be a dream to be selected by the Bears in the NFL Draft. On Friday evening, that dream came true.

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Bears CB Jaylon Johnson - 670 The Score - Find out more about the strengths and weaknesses of Jaylon Johnson, cornerback out of Utah, as he was selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Bears Select CB Jaylon Johnson At No. 50 In 2nd Round - 670 The Score - After selecting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet at No. 43 overall in the second round of the NFL Draft, the Bears went with defense by taking Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson at No. 50 overall.

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Bears TE Cole Kmet - 670 The Score - The skinny on new Bears and former Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet, a raw but promising NFL prospect with impressive measurables, soft hands and a nose for the end zone.

Bears Take TE Cole Kmet At No. 43 Overall In 2nd Round - 670 The Score - The phone call that Cole Kmet had waited his whole life for dropped off the line. Finally, the Notre Dame tight end prospect Kmet had the sustained phone signal that he needed and took a memorable call. It was Bears coach Matt Nagy telling the Chicago-area prospect that he was being drafted by his

2020 NFL Draft second and third round tracker: Picks 33-106 | NBC Sports Chicago - Every pick of 2020 NFL Draft in the second and third round, as they're announced.

NFL Draft 2020: Why Bears envision Cole Kmet as key fix for Matt Nagy's offense - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears believe their first selection in the 2020 NFL Draft can jumpstart a offense. Here's why.

2020 NFL Draft Analysis: Bears select Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears went with a hometown prospect with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Matt Nagy's NFL Draft room wallpaper is giving off the creepiest vibes - NBC Sports Chicago - Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

2020 NFL Draft: Bears second round pick Cole Kmet is a noted Cubs 'fan' - NBC Sports Chicago - Cubs fans will have fun with this Cole Kmet tweet from 2014.

The Irishman: Bears Draft Notre Dame's Cole Kmet - SI.com - The Bears have a long-term solution to the tight end problem and it came from close to Halas Hall.

2020 NFL Draft: Defensive Back Jaylon Johnson, Utah, Round 2 Pick 50 - ChicagoBears.com - With their second pick in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday, the Bears chose Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson with the 50th overall pick.

2020 NFL Draft: Tight End Cole Kmet, Notre Dame, Round 2 Pick 43 - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday selected Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet with the 43rd pick in the second round of the NFL Draft.

WATCH: Highlights of new Bears CB Jaylon Johnson - Bears Wire - The Bears strengthened their secondary with the addition of CB Jaylon Johnson. Take a look at what the Bears are getting with Johnson.

WATCH: Highlights of new Bears TE Cole Kmet - Bears Wire - Take a look at what the Chicago Bears are getting in their new tight end Cole Kmet.

Despite Reach, Chicago Bears Address TE Need By Selecting Cole Kmet - Chicago Audible - With the 43rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears select tight end Cole Kmet from Notre Dame.

Chicago Bears Find a Playmaker in CB Jaylon Johnson - Chicago Audible - The Chicago Bears bolstered their secondary by selecting Utah's Jaylon Johnson with the 50th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

2020 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears pick Utah CB Jaylon Johnson in 2nd round at No. 50 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears came into the draft with significant needs at tight end, offensive line, wide receiver, quarterback, safety and cornerback.

2020 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears pick Cole Kmet in second round - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears did not have a first-round pick this year as a result of the Khalil Mack trade.

Ex-Bears TE Trey Burton says he was misdiagnosed, rushed back - Chicago Sun-Times - Burton put up a career year for the Bears in 2018, then suffered a lost season before being cut and landing with the Colts this week.

NFL draft: Where players from Illinois were picked - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Tribune is tracking where players from Illinois high schools and colleges as well as Notre Dame were selected in the 2020 NFL draft.

Column: Cole Kmet, Jaylon Johnson should help Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - Mission accomplished for the Chicago Bears in Round 2 of the NFL draft. Ryan Pace found two players -- Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet and Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson -- who should help the team this season.

Chicago Bears: GM Ryan Pace's trade history - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace has made nine draft weekend trades since 2015, moving up three times to make the Bears' first selection. So just what did all of those deals look like? And what became of all those moved picks?

Instant Analysis of the Chicago Bears 2020 2nd-Round Picks: Cole Kmet & Jaylon Johnson - Chicago Audible - Listen as the guys share their instant reaction and analysis of the Chicago Bears' second round draft picks: TE Cole Kmet and CB Jaylon Johnson.

Trey Burton: Injury Was Misdiagnosed In 2019 - 670 The Score - A week after being released by Chicago, former Bears tight end Trey Burton on Friday contended he rushed back to action after an injury misdiagnosis in 2019.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Chicago Bears 2020 NFL Draft: Prospect Breakdown Podcasts - Windy City Gridiron - This year we’ll not only have a couple post-draft Chicago Bears recap podcasts, but we’ll also be recording mini-pods after every single pick the Bears make!

Infante's Film study: New Bears CB Jaylon Johnson a perfect fit for their defense - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears may have found a potential long-term starter at cornerback in Jaylon Johnson.

Infante's Film study: New Bears TE Cole Kmet brings versatility to offense - Windy City Gridiron - Take a look at what the Bears’ new tight end brings to the table.

Wiltfong & Snyder's Chicago Bears 2020 Draft Grades: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah - Windy City Gridiron - Our Senior Draft Analyst EJ Snyder is giving us his grades for the Bears selection of Utah corner Jaylon Johnson, but we want your grade too.

Wiltfong & Snyder's Chicago Bears 2020 Draft Grades: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame - Windy City Gridiron - Our Senior Draft Analyst EJ Snyder is giving us his grades for the Bears selection of Cole Kmet, but we want your grade too.

NFL Draft Results 2020: Bears take Jaylon Johnson with the 50th pick in the 2nd round - Windy City Gridiron - With the 50th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson.

Householder: Twitter reacts to the Chicago Bears second 2nd draft pick - Windy City Gridiron - Quick turnaround for the Bears as they pick just seven picks after taking Cole Kmet

Householder: Twitter reactions to Chicago Bears second round NFL draft selection - Windy City Gridiron - The initial thoughts of Bears fans as the Bears selected the first tight end off the board...

Wiltfong's NFL Draft Results 2020: Bears take Cole Kmet with the 43rd overall pick in the second round - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have finally made a pick in the 2020 NFL Draft!

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