As the three-day NFL Draft extravaganza unfolds, here is a list of players whose names I wouldn’t mind hearing being called out when the Bears are on the clock. Some of these players have attributes I feel would fit well with the Bears’ offensive and defensive schemes. Other players are less heralded and are from smaller schools and are guys that I think mirror the types of picks that Jerry Angelo has made in the past. And still others have skills and measurables I would find desirable if I were running a football team.
Some of these players will be drafted early and the only way for the Bears to select said players would be to trade up into the second round — or higher. But the bulk of these guys should be middle round picks.
Players and positions are in no particular order. Quarterback, running back, tight end, wide receiver, center, and middle linebacker are positions I feel the Bears do not need to address, hence, there are no players listed for them.
Bryan Bulaga, Offensive Tackle, Iowa [video]
(Just kidding about this one. He’s one of the best tackles in this year’s draft class and he’ll be gone on Day 1, so the Bears have no chance at landing him. I just had the privilege of covering his games when he was in high school and I wish him the best wherever he lands.)
Nate Allen, South Florida [video]
Chad Jones, LSU [video]
Jeromy Miles, Massachusetts
Darrell Stuckey, Kansas [video]
Kendrick Lewis, Mississippi [video]
Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech [video]
Kurt Coleman, Ohio State [video]
Willie Young, North Carolina State [video]
Hall Davis, Louisiana-Lafayette
Alex Carrington, Arkansas State [video]
Greg Hardy, Mississippi [video]
Clifton Geathers, South Carolina [video]
Greg Middleton, Indiana [video]
Tony Washington, Abilene Christian
Ciron Black, LSU (Tackle or Guard) [video]
Rodger Saffold, Indiana (Tackle or Guard) [video]
Charles Brown, USC [video]
Kyle Calloway, Iowa [video]
Ramon Harewood, Morehouse