Category Archives: Draft

Bears general manager Phil Emery post-draft interview

April 28th, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Bears general manager Phil Emery sat down with radio play-by-play broadcaster Jeff Joniak for a post-draft exclusive interview. Watch the Phil Emery interview »

Bears go with unsexy pick, yet fulfill need with selection of guard Kyle Long

April 26th, 2013 - 10:25 am

As the first round of one of the most difficult-to-predict drafts unfolded, Bears fans had to be excited and inching toward the edge of their seats as some big-named prospects remained on the board for them. When it got to [...]

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Bears can go in any number of directions in first round of 2013 draft

April 25th, 2013 - 12:39 pm

After weeks — and even months — of speculation, rumors and mock drafts, the 2013 NFL Draft will finally commence tonight at 7 p.m. Central from Radio City Music Hall in New York. For me, the kickoff of the draft [...]

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Analyzing the Bears’ 2012 draft class

April 30th, 2012 - 3:51 pm

(Editorial note: My apologies for the tardiness of this analysis. I was in Las Vegas for the weekend) Bears general manager Phil Emery wanted to make a splash in his first draft with the team and he seemed to do [...]

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McClellin a curious pick for Bears at No. 19

April 26th, 2012 - 9:48 pm

The Bears could have drafted almost any position outside of quarterback or running back in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft and no one would have questioned the decision. Which particular player they selected would be the subject [...]

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Bears select QB Enderle, LB Thomas on final day of draft

May 1st, 2011 - 8:03 am

Feeling there was better value for the positions they addressed than positions of need, the Bears chose to add depth on Day 3 of the draft by selecting quarterback Nathan Enderle of Idaho in Round 6 and linebacker James (J.T.) [...]

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Bears select defensive tackle Paea, safety Conte on Day 2

April 30th, 2011 - 8:41 am

The Bears continued to address needs on the second day of the 2011 NFL Draft by selecting Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea in the second round and safety Chris Conte from California. I couldn’t be more thrilled about the [...]

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Bears select offensive tackle Carimi in first round

April 29th, 2011 - 8:30 am

Any Bears fan who has paid close attention to games the past two years knows that offensive line was the biggest weakness on the team and should have been the highest priority heading into the draft on Thursday. The Bears [...]

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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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