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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:38 pm 
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UOK wrote:
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Joel Iyiegbuniwe just finished his teleconference with Bears media.
- Prefers to play ILB b/c he excelled there in college
- Extensive special teams experience
- Graduating in May pre-med (biology major)
- Born in Chicago & grew up in Bolingbrook
- Nicknamed "Iggy"

Holy crap. I grew up in Bolingbrook. Of course the high school I attended is now a middle school and the current high school was a corn field at the time.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:02 pm 
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Jeff Joniak is cringing right now. :-P

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:04 pm 
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I mean. I had never heard of Nick Kwiatkoski when they took him, so I’ll reserve judgement on this pick.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Fairly similar metrics to Smith... seems like they like these quick/fast undersized ILBs. My guess is he's a special teamer while he learns the nuances of the position. Likely takes Trevathan's spot in a couple years if he hits.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:33 pm 
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G08 wrote:
Fairly similar metrics to Smith... seems like they like these quick/fast undersized ILBs. My guess is he's a special teamer while he learns the nuances of the position. Likely takes Trevathan's spot in a couple years if he hits.


Likely he is just a special team guy.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 am 
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You guys are missing the big picture...... John Timu is way too slow to play in the NFL and John Anderson is flat out invisible on the field. Neither one will make the team now and we will be paying our 4th ILB first year rookie money instead of a vested veteran contract.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:13 am 
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I think it depends on what they decide to do with Kawasaki. He's shown (IMO) that he's a starter in the NFL. He's a very effective blitzer and has a place on the field somewhere.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:42 am 
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I think it depends on what they decide to do with Kawasaki. He's shown (IMO) that he's a starter in the NFL. He's a very effective blitzer and has a place on the field somewhere.


That's the weird thing, you could see him being a hoped for replacement for Trevathan down the line but now he's behind Smith and Kwiatkoski. Plus Trevathan will only be 30 at the end of his deal so won't exactly be on the scrap heap. Someone will have to move somewhere.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:53 am 
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This was the only pick that I really didn't like, but it didn't have anything to do with Iggy, it was because of who else was on the board at the time. Dorance Armstrong was a higher rated prospect by most accounts and plays at a position of higher need, passing on him didn't make much sense to me.

That said, I really hated the Shaheen and Cohen picks last year, so what do I know.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:40 am 
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Greg Cosell was a fan of the bears' efforts in the first four rounds. He sees coverage ability and run-and-chase speed in Iyiegbuniwe, though he shares many of the concerns about staying clean that have been expressed here.

http://twitter.com/gregcosell/status/991003211447390208

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