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dallasbear2

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2020, 10:42:51 am »
And who is that for those of us who donít follow much college football.

Antonio Gibson
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/antonio-gibson?id=32194749-4241-5285-a215-d633ff9a6f70

Looks to me like a bigger faster Randall Cobb type. 

Dave23

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2020, 11:55:01 am »
He could play RB or WR, as well as return kicks...and has the speed this team needs. Nagy could use him all over the field.

Only potential flaw I see in his measurables is somewhat small hands...

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2020, 03:13:09 pm »
On NFLN Daniel Jeremiah has USC LT Austin Jackson at #40 and calls him a day 1 starter.

Maybe itís time to cut bait with Leno and draft this guy with the first second round pick.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2020, 03:18:10 pm »
Mekhi Becton (OT) from Louisville is 6'7" 360 and just ran a 5.11...

Damn...

davebear

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2020, 03:22:56 pm »
Saw that.  Heís like a WR who gained weight

dallasbear2

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2020, 03:47:01 pm »
On NFLN Daniel Jeremiah has USC LT Austin Jackson at #40 and calls him a day 1 starter.

Maybe itís time to cut bait with Leno and draft this guy with the first second round pick.

Not sure if Bears can cut him if thats what you mean by cut bait.  I think not only did Leno recently sign a new deal he also restructured it.  So a release of Leno might not be cap friendly (as opposed to Gabriel/Prince A.).

Other options though  include moving Leno to RG or moving Jackson to RG or RT.

We all know that Leno was inconsistent last year but the year before he was a pro-bowl alternate.  Maybe the new coach helps him regain his focus.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2020, 04:28:26 pm »
Leno was a 7th round draft pick and itís admirable how heís developed into an average or so LT.

Heís surprisingly decent as a run blocker and has been barely competent as a pass blocker.
He really struggles against speed rushers and this prevents the QB from extending plays.
Leno was alarmingly bad last year as was the whole line and I havenít heard any media, analyst, coach or player
be able to explain why.
Everyone says Heistand is a good coach and wonít place blame on him.
I heard Kyle Long on the SCORE 2 weeks ago and he had no explanation.

Years ago under Jauron the Bears had guys off the street at LT and another position or 2.
They were awful to start the season but improved as the season wore on indicating good OL coaching.
We didnít see that improvement last year only continued bad play.

To get to the point,  to me it depends on what Castillo thinks after his film study.
If he finds we have 2-3 guys not physically capable there have to be changes.

The 2 biggest problems last year were QB and OL.  You could get 2 starters on the OLthis draft, which is described as deep for OL.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2020, 04:45:46 pm »
We obviously need to replace Long. I would hope we dont push some other player such as Leno to RG to replace Long.

When I read about this guy . Someone exactly like this is who we need. And This guy is no 2nd rounder.

Logan Stenberg (OG, Kentucky)

One thing the Bears seemed to lack on their offensive line in 2019 was an ďass-kicker.Ē Somebody who played with nastiness and an edge. Kyle Long filled that role for years but lost it due to injuries. Stenberg would be somebody who could bring it back. Everything about the guy is blue collar. He battles on every snap and doesnít back down from anybody. His pass protection is solid and is rarely caught off guard by anything the defense does.

dallasbear2

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2020, 04:57:37 pm »

Leno, I always thought was more of a finesse pass blocker and not a strong run blocker.

Leno gave up 7 sacks in 2019.  But he also gave up 7 sacks in 2018.

The big difference in 2018 he had zero holding penalties.  Last year he was flagged 6 times.

I don't what his problem was last year but I don't think it was physical. 

davebear

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2020, 05:03:23 pm »
Leno, I always thought was more of a finesse pass blocker and not a strong run blocker.

Leno gave up 7 sacks in 2019.  But he also gave up 7 sacks in 2018.

The big difference in 2018 he had zero holding penalties.  Last year he was flagged 6 times.

I don't what his problem was last year but I don't think it was physical.

Remember the sweeps they used to run behind Leno under Loggains?
Lenoís not a drive blocker but he can seal the edge and block downfield

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #70 on: February 28, 2020, 05:05:39 pm »
Leno sucks, just accept it. Move on. Draft an OT if a decent one is available in the 2nd round.
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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2020, 05:18:48 pm »
Remember the sweeps they used to run behind Leno under Loggains?
Lenoís not a drive blocker but he can seal the edge and block downfield

I agree - his strength is his ability to move (except for last year).  Daniels is somewhat similar at LG.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #72 on: February 28, 2020, 05:26:15 pm »
Robert Hunt out of Louisiana is the mean streak guard that interests me the most.

His writeup reads a lot like Quentin Nelson's did...

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #73 on: February 28, 2020, 05:28:44 pm »
Leno sucks, just accept it. Move on. Draft an OT if a decent one is available in the 2nd round.

I agree he sucked in '19 - maybe not in '20.    But who do you have play RG to give Bars competition if you replace Leno at LT? 

Still need a CB to compete against Tolliver and Tre Roberson.  Bears don't have a SS on the roster.  Still need a TE, maybe a speed WR.  Could use an ILB next to Smith.

Now some of these holes will be filled in free agency, but I'm thinking we keep #43 and trade down #50 and get a couple 3rds.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #74 on: February 28, 2020, 09:43:58 pm »
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2020/02/27/notre-dame-tight-end-cole-kmet-would-love-to-play-for-chicago-bears/

Hometown Bears? Hmmm
Kmet didn't impress at the combine.  He can run and jump well for his size, but is just so stiff and slow changing direction and getting off the line.  I think he's a great prospect for the U TE role.  But he needs 2 years to bulk up and become a competent nfl blocker, if he can even get to that level. 

NDs Chase Claypool ran a 4.42 40 at 6-4 238.  I think he could be a legit deep threat rookie year.  If pace moves back in the 2nd or into the early 3rd I'd love Claypool on the team.