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WshflThinking

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #390 on: April 28, 2020, 08:36:49 am »
Pace better hope Castillo not only coaches up these new Bears but he better be able to do the same with the rest of the guys on that underperforming O-line.

Yup, and we have to know that the Bears are counting on that. As I said for a long time Harry Hiestand was the problem. Castillo's task is to rebuild the confidence in that line.


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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #392 on: April 28, 2020, 10:03:33 am »
Lachavious Simmons: "I’m a bloody your nose type of guy on the field."

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/27/five-things-to-know-chicago-bears-offensive-linemen-arlington-hambright-lachavious-simmons/

Thats the kind of guy that has to make the roster. He'll be one I'll be pulling for.

  “[Simmons’] size and length jumps out. He’s got 35-inch arms,” Pace said. “These are the type of guys that Juan Castillo loves to work with, just that body type.”

Even more reason to be pulling for Simmons
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WshflThinking

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #393 on: April 28, 2020, 10:14:31 am »
Also I have posted this before and I'll repeat it. Pace comes to us from New Orleans. Their scheme for Oline is to take UDFA's or late round draft picks and train them up. Looks like thats the plan here.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #394 on: April 28, 2020, 11:47:20 am »
Heistand isn't a slouch OL guy, so not impressed with just saying Castillo can flip things around. They need better personnel IMO...much better.....

WshflThinking

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #395 on: April 28, 2020, 12:18:42 pm »
How many 1srs has Nola invested in to protect Brees? Without actual knowledge likely zero.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #396 on: April 28, 2020, 05:13:26 pm »

The Saints O-line for the most part are high draft picks now:

Terron Armstead - 3rd round 2013
Andrus Peat   - 1st round 2015
Erik McCoy-       - 2rd round 2019
Larry Warford   - 2nd round 2013 (FA/Detroit)
Ryan Ramczyk    - 1st round 2017

We know that Whitehair and Daniels are 2nd rounders, but Bobby Massie was a Cardinals 4th rounder and Charles Leno a 7th rounder.

You'll be hard pressed to find any 7th round left tackles in the NFL.  Those guys are usually high draft choices.  Did you see the run on tackles in the draft last week?

davebear

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #397 on: April 28, 2020, 05:49:37 pm »
I'm surprised Pace didn't go OL in the fifth.

Still need ILB, SS, possible OG as back ups. 

They have about $10mil cap space about half needed for draft picks.  I'm sure pace will sign some inexpensive veterans before camp.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #398 on: April 28, 2020, 07:22:26 pm »

Yep, Pace just signed DL Jenkins today. 

There are a few big names being released after the draft.  ILB depth is a concern as is safety as you pointed out.  I think we're OK at guard but if there's someone special...why not?

I'd like to see another tackle to compete with Spriggs.  Bars may be projecting to outside - he played a lot of LT in the Bears last preseason game but RT might be an option.

WR could use more depth...maybe HB too. 

I think we're good at TE - looks like the rookie FA Ahmad Wagner from Kentucky (6-5 235 4.54 40) who also played basketball at Iowa before tranferring is being moved to TE.

WshflThinking

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #399 on: April 28, 2020, 08:51:37 pm »
The Saints O-line for the most part are high draft picks now:

Terron Armstead - 3rd round 2013
Andrus Peat   - 1st round 2015
Erik McCoy-       - 2rd round 2019
Larry Warford   - 2nd round 2013 (FA/Detroit)
Ryan Ramczyk    - 1st round 2017

We know that Whitehair and Daniels are 2nd rounders, but Bobby Massie was a Cardinals 4th rounder and Charles Leno a 7th rounder.

You'll be hard pressed to find any 7th round left tackles in the NFL.  Those guys are usually high draft choices.  Did you see the run on tackles in the draft last week?

This is a relatively new thing with NOLA I wasnt aware of that.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #400 on: April 28, 2020, 10:13:22 pm »

I think 2 or 3 years ago they had some lower round guys on the o-line - probably when Pace was there.

Odds are just so low finding a 7th rounder or UDFA eventually starting.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #401 on: April 29, 2020, 07:01:25 am »
Well it sure looks like Pace found a gem in Simmons


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dallasbear2

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #404 on: April 29, 2020, 10:43:54 am »
Well it sure looks like Pace found a gem in Simmons

That's what Pace was saying about Adam Shaheen.  When you watch the hilights you have to consider the level of competition these guys are facing. 
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