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 Post subject: The 2017 Draft Class
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:17 pm 
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It's an interesting look back...

1. Mitchell Trubisky
Of course, he was the #2 pick in the draft, so he comes with expectations. But how many #2 pick QBs flame out? Biscuit is already a decent NFL QB and he has tons more to learn! The arrow is definitely pointing up for him and there's every reason to think he'll continue to improve.

2. Adam Shaheen
Missing over half the season on IR has held back his progress. But we saw flashes last year and more in TC. It will be really interesting to see how he is woven into the offense the rest of this year.

4a. Eddie Jackson
Five defensive TDs in 27 games and an odds on Pro Bowl guy in year 2 says it all.

4b. Tarik Cohen
A big play waiting to happen matchup nightmare. A game breaker.

5. Jordan Morgan
Swing and a miss.

If you look at this draft class and consider the potential still there for the top 2 selections, this could be an absolutely STELLAR draft class, considering it was only 5 guys. Thumbs up Ryan Pace!

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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:49 am 
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Pace has to get an A on that one.

Probable franchise top 7 (maybe higher) level QB
Currently the best safety in football
An explosive RB that's used in multiple facets of the offense and is a threat to score everytime he gets the ball.

The last two drafts have been homeruns.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:33 am 
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Shaheen needs to stay healthy...That’s a concern.

Anytime you find your franchise QB in a draft it’s going to be considered a hit....Eddie Jackson and Cohen makes this draft a homerun. If Shaheen can stay healthy it could be a grand slam.

The 2016 class is going to come down to one guy IMO, Leonard Floyd. Whitehair and Howard were great picks, I have a feeling Bush will be starting in place of Amos next year, but we need Floyd to stay healthy and step up. That said, I think he’s played the best 4 game stretch of his career. He’s getting after it out there...He may not be getting the sacks but he forcing plays.

Man, the 2018 class has the making me of a legendary draft class. Smith, Daniels, and Miller all look like potential pro bowl players. Nichols is a beast, Fitts and Wims both should stick on the roster long term. Also, Tolliver is a potential starter heading into next year if we say bye to Prince.

It will be interesting to see what Pace has in his bag of tricks in next years draft.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:30 am 
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Considering Pace (at the moment) only will have a few draft picks heading into next years draft it makes the 2018 class even more impressive IMO. Also considering we may not be big players in FA next year due to the Mack aquisition I kind of wonder if if Howard will be moved for additional picks...He's the one guy teams may covet...I for one hope not because I love the guy and he's the best bruising punishing type runner we've had in years and he stays healthy (knock on wood). Curious as to why under Fox and everyone knew we were feeding him the ball he would produce, however in Nagy's offense he tends to get stopped more often. I'll be curious to see Howards impact the rest of the way.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:52 am 
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snake95 wrote:
Considering Pace (at the moment) only will have a few draft picks heading into next years draft it makes the 2018 class even more impressive IMO. Also considering we may not be big players in FA next year due to the Mack aquisition I kind of wonder if if Howard will be moved for additional picks...He's the one guy teams may covet...I for one hope not because I love the guy and he's the best bruising punishing type runner we've had in years and he stays healthy (knock on wood). Curious as to why under Fox and everyone knew we were feeding him the ball he would produce, however in Nagy's offense he tends to get stopped more often. I'll be curious to see Howards impact the rest of the way.
Going forward, I think we should call it "the Mackquisition". :toast:

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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:24 am 
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I’m curious what Howard would net on the market....money or trade value.

Would you move him for a 3rd rd pick? I’m not sure I would. That said, I’m not sure what I’d pay him either.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:19 pm 
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cblaz11 wrote:
I’m curious what Howard would net on the market....money or trade value.

Would you move him for a 3rd rd pick? I’m not sure I would. That said, I’m not sure what I’d pay him either.



I think Howard knows his days are numbered at this point... I just don't see the Bears extending his contract and you might as well get what you can for a guy of his caliber. This offense is supposed to be unpredictable and would be better off with a guy that's like Forte (for instance), I think Nagy wants players to be sort of interchangeable to an extent.

Having one guy that doesn't fit the mold of the speedy/quick guys on offense now does give the D an advantage in some cases. If he was a 3rd back and being paid like one then I wouldn't see a problem for short yardage instances or running the clock out keeping him around. But for the production he's had since becoming a Bear he deserves to get paid by a team that he can finish out his career with and be productive. However, going off of what I've seen this year I'm just not seeing that team being the Bears. I could be wrong...

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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
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I think Shaheen takes the draft class from an A+ to an A. To find two difference makers in the fourth round, and Trubisky was a heck of a draft.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:30 pm 
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cblaz11 wrote:
I’m curious what Howard would net on the market....money or trade value.

Would you move him for a 3rd rd pick? I’m not sure I would. That said, I’m not sure what I’d pay him either.
If you were going to trade Howard--particularly mid-season--I'd think you'd trade him for another RB on the other team's roster that fits your scheme better. That seems to be to be the obvious way to go about it. Trade a Howard for a team's #2 that you think could thrive in our blocking style and get another draft pick back in the deal. It seems a bit scary to figure you're going to find a starting RB in R3.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 Draft Class
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Howard was 5th rounder in 2016...

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