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boogie

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #195 on: April 10, 2020, 10:21:46 am »
And with the other take the best OL available. 

dallasbear2

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #196 on: April 10, 2020, 11:58:07 am »

Hopkins has decent size, nice speed, and superior production but he has the droppsies which has him rated around the 10th best TE in this draft.

Here's what nfl.com's Lance Zierleinsays:

Overview
Flex tight end with enough route acumen and separation quickness to open throwing windows, but modest ball skills and below-average hands can turn potential completions into drops. Hopkins' issue with catch consistency has been ongoing and is unlikely to change as a pro. While the athletic talent looks good in space, there was a noticeable drop in production and opportunities when matched against man-cover talent. Hopkins could be viewed as a one-dimensional slot tight end with Day 3 draft potential, but his issues as a pass-catcher could limit his long-term prospects.


He still caught 61 balls last year at 13.6 y/c but if this report is valid he might be there in rounds 4 or 5.

WshflThinking

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #197 on: April 10, 2020, 12:23:44 pm »
Well droppsies must be what the Bears want:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/08/chicago-bears-showing-significant-interest-in-purdue-tight-end-brycen-hopkins/

I surely could see a much later pick of Hopkins. I wonder if that droppsies label drops Hopkins. Kmet has sure hands. He cought every ball thrown at him at the combine

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #198 on: April 10, 2020, 12:27:12 pm »
I was surprised by this guy ranking Hopkins 10th best. At 6'3. 241 he's a tad small, we need OL help more than TE. Shame we don't have a 3rd or 4th round pick.

https://walterfootball.com/draft2020TE.php


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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #200 on: April 10, 2020, 01:16:35 pm »

dallasbear2

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #201 on: April 10, 2020, 05:54:43 pm »
I was surprised by this guy ranking Hopkins 10th best. At 6'3. 241 he's a tad small, we need OL help more than TE. Shame we don't have a 3rd or 4th round pick.

https://walterfootball.com/draft2020TE.php

If I was a betting man (and I'm not unless its stocks or blackjack) I'd bet that Pace trades down one of the 2nd rounders for a late 2nd rounder and a 3rd rounder or maybe an early 3rd and a middle 3rd.

Right now I'm thinking O-line and corner and possibly TE or WR if we can get 3 picks in the top 100.

An argument can be made for safety in the top 100 but it would be fantastic if the Bears can find a starting safety in round 5 like they did with Adrian Amos.

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« Reply #202 on: April 10, 2020, 08:13:48 pm »
If I was a betting man (and I'm not unless its stocks or blackjack) I'd bet that Pace trades down one of the 2nd rounders for a late 2nd rounder and a 3rd rounder or maybe an early 3rd and a middle 3rd.

Right now I'm thinking O-line and corner and possibly TE or WR if we can get 3 picks in the top 100.

An argument can be made for safety in the top 100 but it would be fantastic if the Bears can find a starting safety in round 5 like they did with Adrian Amos.
I would be happy if your projection came true.  My only difference is I want a safety early.  I think they can find a safety that can be a positive contributor coming out of camp in the second or third round.  Any corner they take that early isn't likely to be a day one starter, much less a + player.  pace is betting on pass rush covering up whomever wk s the CB2 competition.

JeffH

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #203 on: April 10, 2020, 08:18:55 pm »
As talent evaluation goes, the Bears are the NFL's worst team.  You can count on them to choose poorly.  Sad to say.

davebear

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #204 on: April 10, 2020, 08:33:48 pm »
FWIW the NFLN scouts were asked for sleeper TE and they had the one from VT Missouri and Georgia.  The Georgia player didnít have many receptions but they think he may do well at the next level.

WshflThinking

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #205 on: April 11, 2020, 06:02:57 am »
The Missouri kid has promise. He definitely has the measureables and the speed.  The questionmarks appear to be between his ears.

dallasbear2

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #206 on: April 11, 2020, 06:59:39 pm »

Yeah, he's off the charts athleticallity.  I think his biggest issue is running routes where he has to make cuts.  But he's had good production and appears to be a huge weapon near the goal line.

Blocking is a weakness but that's the case with most collegiate TEs.

Might be a bit of a project but with Graham and Burton he can be worked into the lineup.

Maybe had in round 4.

davebear

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #207 on: April 11, 2020, 09:58:50 pm »
The Georgia TE is intriguing.

Watched part of one of their games and he moves well and is known for his blocking.

The donít use him as a receiver but the scouts say he has good hands.

WshflThinking

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« Reply #208 on: April 12, 2020, 07:55:50 am »
The Georgia TE is intriguing.

Watched part of one of their games and he moves well and is known for his blocking.

The donít use him as a receiver but the scouts say he has good hands.

.......and Pace loves Georgia players.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft
« Reply #209 on: April 13, 2020, 10:03:37 am »
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/11/chicago-bears-met-with-mississippi-state-cornerback-cameron-dantzler/

With the draft approaching you never know. This kid doesnt impress me much. Why was he some top rated CB?