Category Archives: Draft

Offensive line, receiver and secondary among positions of need for Bears

April 27th, 2011 - 11:13 pm

In the midst of Bulls and Blackhawks playoff runs as well as a prolonged NFL lockout, it’s easy to overlook a trivialized event such as the NFL Draft. But the procedure will go on and the Bears have plenty of …

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Obtaining assets more important than reaching for needs

April 11th, 2011 - 9:41 pm

Chicago Tribune columnist Dan Pompei wrote a piece this weekend about how the Bears might not be in the best position at the end of the first round and trading down to acquire more picks might be a better option …

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Bears get bang for their buck

April 24th, 2010 - 3:34 pm

They did not have a first- or second-round pick, but the Bears got good value with their five remaining draft choices while also addressing some positions of need in this weekend’s 2010 NFL Draft. The Bears kicked off their own …

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Assuming he can play FS, Bears made the Wright pick

April 24th, 2010 - 8:15 am

Although I knew it to be a long shot, I held out at least a morsel of hope that the Bears would trade up into the second round to nab free safety Nate Allen from South Florida, who wound up …

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Bears select Florida S Major Wright in third round

April 23rd, 2010 - 8:11 pm

The Bears took Florida safety Major Wright with the 75th overall pick in the third round of the 2010 draft, their first pick of the event. Wright is known for his toughness and aggressive hitting.  He’s good in run support …

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Bears better have a safety plan

April 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has been known to spout off his fair share of gaffes, but they typically involve misused or butchered idioms and metaphors.  Occasionally, he’ll say things about his coaches or players that leave you scratching your …

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The “Guys I Wouldn’t Mind Seeing in a Bears Uniform” List

April 21st, 2010 - 8:31 pm

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 …

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Bears add Gilbert, Iglesias to the mix

June 11th, 2009 - 7:48 am

The Bears continued their recent tradition of becoming one of the first teams — and in this case, the first team in the league to get all of their draft picks signed as they agreed to terms Wednesday with third-round …

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Bears sign seven of nine draft picks

May 29th, 2009 - 5:06 pm

The Bears certainly had a busy Friday afternoon. In addition to extending defensive lineman Israel Idonije’s contract by two years, and signing free agent linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa to a one-year deal, the Bears agreed to terms with seven of their …

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Bears hit nail on head in 2009 Draft

April 26th, 2009 - 7:48 pm

The Bears did not select a player in either of the first two rounds, the first time they’ve failed to do that since 1978 and only the third time in team history. But that didn’t stop them from having a …

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