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yapper

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2012, 09:41:28 am »
I've seen a few mock drafts with us taking a CB and usually it's the guy from Nebraska but based on what I've seen and read I wouldn't be happy with that pick at all.  #1, Dennard is best suited for press coverage (which we don't play), #2, the scouting reports paint a picture of a guy who too often doesn't play up to his measurables because of mental / technique lapses and #3, I've seen a fair amount of Nebraksa games over the years and their D-backfield gets torched pretty regularly.  For a Top 20 draft pick you had better get a guy that's NFL ready from Day 1 and I don't see Dennard being that player.

Now OTOH, if by some miracle the CB from Bama (Kirkpatrick) fell to us...  he would be hands down the best available player at any position and would be a no-brainer. 

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2012, 11:23:59 am »
Don't worry about  those mock drafts UNTIL Ruskell, er I mean, our new GM takes over.

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2012, 01:17:33 pm »
I'm already excited about the draft and we don't even have a GM yet. We definitely need to take advantage of this great offensive line class coming in. Protecting Cutler and giving him someone to throw to should be the two top priorities this year.

yapper

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2012, 01:27:18 pm »
This offseason comes down to picking up 4 (possibly 5) critical players:

- A starting LT
- A #1 WR  (big, strong, fast -- the whole package)
- A 3rd DE with big-time pass rush ability
- A CB who can immediately upgrade the #2 opposite Tillman and replace him as our 1 in 2-3 years
- (Possibly) A 2nd WR to complete our WR trio (along with the #1, and Bennett); depending on what scheme Tice installs and the fate of Johnny Knox, this could either be a small, blazing fast Knox type or a possession-plus, 1a type WR

If we get those 5 players in here and Tice can put some sort of competitive offense on the field on a regular basis, we're back in the hunt (assuming all our injured guys come back 100% of course).  With 4 draft picks in the top 3 rounds and a bunch of room under the cap to go after FAs, there is no excuse for not getting every one of those needs addressed between now and May. Any GM who knows what he's doing should be able to get this to-do list handled without a great deal of difficulty. 
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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2012, 03:15:41 pm »
Thats a tall order know its going to be Ruskell and not Angelo or an outsider.

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2012, 03:20:02 pm »
IS Tice the OC now? Hadn't seen anything on it...

WshflThinking

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2012, 03:21:10 pm »
Yes Lovie promoted him

yapper

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2012, 03:38:41 pm »
Thats a tall order know its going to be Ruskell and not Angelo or an outsider.

That's why I said, "for a GM who knows what he's doing", it's not too much to bring in new players at 5 positions with three or possibly four of them being instant-upgrade starters from Day One.  Especially when you've got as much FA cap space as we have and 4 picks in the first 3 rounds of the draft.

I am not at all convinced that our next GM, however, will be up to that task.

Jackiejokeman

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2012, 07:05:20 pm »

 Wow what just happened at Oakland with the new GM coming in ... HC fired day one.

 Would you give up a second to Miami for Brandon Marshall?

 We have two picks in the third round and you know what that means?

 Cornerbacks ... gimme two !

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2012, 07:06:56 pm »
As long as we pick up the best available wideout in the 1st and a OT in the 2nd....

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2012, 07:46:44 pm »
yes I would send a #2 to MIA for Marshall possibly both of our 3rds.

yapper

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2012, 09:17:27 pm »
You know, if I was convinced Marshall and Cutler could pick up where they left off in Denver, I'd give up our 2nd in a heartbeat. But since I'm not, I'd say we start the offer at a 3rd. And honestly since we've got more money than we do high picks, I'd rather just sign a stud WR in FA and save the picks for other needs of which we have several.

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2012, 09:37:48 pm »
Do not trade away any draft picks.  They need to get younger and you do that with draft picks.

They lost two getting Cutler and it was worth it but they can not afford to lose any more.

Jackiejokeman

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2012, 09:48:15 pm »
Do not trade away any draft picks.  They need to get younger and you do that with draft picks.

They lost two getting Cutler and it was worth it but they can not afford to lose any more.

 You would not swap a second for Brandon Marshall?

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Re: 2012 NFL Draft
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2012, 10:08:43 pm »
No.

First of all no way Miami trades their best offensive weapon for a second.  As someone (Yapper I believe) said the Bears have tons of money under the cap.

Get the true #1 WR in free agency and stock up on young players.  If the Bears do not make the play offs next year they will fire Lovie and will have to rebuild.  Even if they make the play offs they have to start re-stocking the shelves with younger players.