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The Bear’s Den, April 9, 2021

Bears diving deep into draft prospects as fans eye potential draft day trade options

Erik Kramer #12
Erik Kramer #12

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Bears have been busy scouting QB draft prospects: Pro day observations – The Athletic - From Fargo to Tuscaloosa to Columbus ... The Bears’ scouting staff, including GM Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy, have had an eye on QBs.

Here’s what the Bears should do with their first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft - The Chicago Audible Blog - If moving up for a quarterback is not an option for the Bears, the best decision would be to draft the best player available with the 20th overall pick.

Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft predictions | Who analysts think club will select with 20th overall pick - ChicagoBears.com - With the NFL Draft just three weeks from Thursday, take a look at who 17 draft analysts are predicting the Bears will select with the 20th pick in the first round.

Chalk Talk: Which schools have produced the most NFL Draft picks for the Chicago Bears? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which schools the Bears have drafted the most players from, if the 17th game will always be NFC versus AFC and the thinnest positions in the draft.

Safe Round 1 Draft Play for the Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated - There are plenty of Chicago Bears needs in the draft but only one position offers the safety of numbers and percentages as they consider how to use their first pick in Round 1 since 2018.

Must a Chicago Bears Trade Up Be for QB? - Sports Illustrated - One mock draft has a particularly unique approach for the Chicago Bears and it involves a trade up in the first round.

Wood: Stop Talking About Chicago’s Defense as a Strength - Da Bears Blog - The Bears had a great defense in 2018, but that was 3 years ago, an eternity in the NFL. They led the NFL in pretty much every defensive stat imaginable that season, but we’ll track their decline since then with a simple one: points allowed.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Jets "feel confident" in Zach Wilson's surgically repaired shoulder - ProFootballTalk - BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, the presumptive No. 2 overall choice, had shoulder surgery before the 2019 season. That is the reason Wilson is among the almost 150 draft prospects in Indianapolis for medical checks.

Former NFL player Phillip Adams kills five, then himself - ProFootballTalk - Philip Adams, a former NFL defensive back who played for the 49ers, Patriots, Seahawks, Raiders, Jets, and Falcons, shot and killed five people on Wednesday and then committed suicide.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Kyle Pitts thinks pairing with T.J. Hockenson would ‘cause a lot of problems’ for defenses - Pride Of Detroit - I detect no lies.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Free Agency news and rumor tracker - Windy City Gridiron
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Infante’s LunchPail DraftCast: Hog-Wild on Hogmollies Pt. 1 - Windy City Gridiro - In their debut episode, Jacob Infante and Danny Meehan break down numerous intriguing offensive tackles and edge rushers in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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