Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:24 pm

So far Miles Sanders looks like a scheme fit with plenty of talent. I'd he declares.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:11 am

So our picks, currently, will be round 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Anyone have any guesses as to what positions will be targeted there?
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:22 am

G08 wrote:So our picks, currently, will be round 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Anyone have any guesses as to what positions will be targeted there?
RT/RG, CB/S, WR, RB...would be my guess given the contract status of Amos/Massie/Callahan/White. RB if the Bears try to get a pick out of Howard in the offseason.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:08 am

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G08 wrote:So our picks, currently, will be round 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Anyone have any guesses as to what positions will be targeted there?
RT/RG, CB/S, WR, RB...would be my guess given the contract status of Amos/Massie/Callahan/White. RB if the Bears try to get a pick out of Howard in the offseason.
Yeah I'm inclined to agree... OL, DB, WR, RB.

I like Cunningham but I don't think I like him getting 15-20 carries a game. Need another dude.

I miss Ka'deem Carey :lol:
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:37 am

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G08 wrote:So our picks, currently, will be round 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Anyone have any guesses as to what positions will be targeted there?
RT/RG, CB/S, WR, RB...would be my guess given the contract status of Amos/Massie/Callahan/White. RB if the Bears try to get a pick out of Howard in the offseason.
Yeah I'm inclined to agree... OL, DB, WR, RB.

I like Cunningham but I don't think I like him getting 15-20 carries a game. Need another dude.

I miss Ka'deem Carey :lol:
If only that dude could have stayed healthy. He'd be such a good fit in this offense. I haven't looked at RBs a ton. I like Rodney Anderson a lot but he's hurt so it's hard to say.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:53 am

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G08 wrote:So our picks, currently, will be round 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Anyone have any guesses as to what positions will be targeted there?
RT/RG, CB/S, WR, RB...would be my guess given the contract status of Amos/Massie/Callahan/White. RB if the Bears try to get a pick out of Howard in the offseason.
Yeah I'm inclined to agree... OL, DB, WR, RB.

I like Cunningham but I don't think I like him getting 15-20 carries a game. Need another dude.

I miss Ka'deem Carey :lol:
If only that dude could have stayed healthy. He'd be such a good fit in this offense. I haven't looked at RBs a ton. I like Rodney Anderson a lot but he's hurt so it's hard to say.
Whenever he declares, Josh Jacobs from Alabama would be a wonderful fit in Nagy's system... can return kicks as well. Built about like Hunt from KC but looks like he might be faster.
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:16 am

I'm thinking we need a "more natural", "well-rounded" RB to replace Howard. I look at how KC was using Hunt against New England and I just don't think Howard can be that dynamic in the passing game.

I'm expecting a back to be taken with one of our picks and I'm of the opinion that player will battle Howard for the starting gig and it will ostensibly boot Cunningham from the roster.

Probably need to draft a safety as well, I don't know if we will be retaining Amos.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:12 am

G08 wrote:Probably need to draft a safety as well, I don't know if we will be retaining Amos.
He hasn't looked great.
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:14 pm

How about Ryan Nall as his replacement? He's big like Howard way more natural with running routes. I just don't remember how they compare speed wise.
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:58 am

bearsfaninaz wrote:How about Ryan Nall as his replacement? He's big like Howard way more natural with running routes. I just don't remember how they compare speed wise.

I was just thinking this, albeit I may be 7 or 8 pendleton's deep, but hear me out.

Ryan Nall, raw as he is, gets a year in the system on the practice squad. Howard, as much as I love him, gets flipped for a 3rd and 6th, because they simply can't pay everyone. Cunningham gets cut for an UDFA or Mizzell. Cohen is the not so feature, feature back and nall does the dirty work and catches some passes while mizzell does the cunningham work.

I love howard, but he needs to be on a team that will hand him the ball 25 to 30 times a game. I don't see that on a team with cohen and running nagy's offense.

After watching the last 10-15 years of the nfl evolution I think RB is the most replaceable position and one you should probably never draft in the first round as the drop off isn't like other positions. Flip howard to the raiders or seahags for a couple picks to shore up O'line and the back end of the defense.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:59 am

There are a few RBs that I could see fitting this roster. Depending on who declares.

Justice Hill is kind I'd like Cohen.
Miles Sanders mentioned before
David Montgomery can do everything well. Not a burner but that kid fits this offense. Big enough to run between the tackles, elusive and can catch or block. Smooth athlete.

This class is really dependent on who declares.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:28 pm

Curious what everyone's thoughts are on Trey Burton's season with the Bears this year? I thought he was solid but I've seen some draft publications that say he's been a major disappointment. I don't know if I agree with that. I expect Shaheen to take a step in a positive direction next season when he's healthy. I don't know that we should spend any of our picks on TE's. Curious to know what everyone else thinks about our TE situation heading into the offseason.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:22 pm

TE is low on the list of priority, maybe an UDFA invite but between burton and shaheen we are 90 percent covered. Braunecker showed enough to stick as an emergency burton so maybe you look for a blocking UDFA TE or Big TE.

Burton definitely showed enough and he is being paid enough that there won't be much more of an investment than him and shaheen for a year or two.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:37 pm

DaSuperfan wrote:Curious what everyone's thoughts are on Trey Burton's season with the Bears this year? I thought he was solid but I've seen some draft publications that say he's been a major disappointment. I don't know if I agree with that. I expect Shaheen to take a step in a positive direction next season when he's healthy. I don't know that we should spend any of our picks on TE's. Curious to know what everyone else thinks about our TE situation heading into the offseason.
I think all of the primary receiving targets put up uninspiring numbers, relative to their paychecks (or draft position), Burton included.

But as for "disappointing", I don't know what he's ever done that would make you expect too much more than he did this year, either.

I'm thinking all the receivers get a second year with Mitch and the system (especially since all the contracts pretty much require it), and, depending on 2019, maybe some moves get made after that.

I can't see how a pick gets spent on TE this year.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:13 pm

Picking where we are picking. I have no doubt we are going to be looking at guys who drop due to injury or some other reason. Forget the position or the need. We are going to go the best player available to try and salvage something out of this draft.

Well, that's what I would do.

If looking at a position I would be looking for an O-lineman that is strong as an ox who needs work on his technique.
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:55 pm

NFL.com has a ongoing list of underclassmen who're coming out early:

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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:18 pm

I think our first pick (R3) will most likely be either a RB or OT. I trust the scouting staff + Harry Hiestand to find a suitable replacement for Massie, as I don't think we're keeping him. I thought Massie was fairly underrated during his time here, he wasn't a world beater but certainly wasn't chopped liver either.

I thought we did a tremendous job of drafting James Daniels in R2 last year and he proved to be a valuable piece on the OL last year as a 21 year old rookie. I look for something similar this year with one of our first 2 picks.

I think the OT depth this class is better than recent years prior.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:47 am

It all depends on what happens in with our pending free agents. Starting RT, SS, and Nickelback (which is technically a starter on this team) are all pending free agents and most-likely not all three will be back. Cowart, Bush, and Fant/Tolliver are all questions marks so our 3rd round pick could easily be any one of the 3 positions listed.
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First 38 starts in NFL (updated weekly):

Drew Brees: 61.17% | 7850 yards | 49 TDs | 34 INTs | 6.57 YPA | 82.2 rating

Mitch Trubisky: 63.8% | 7856 yards | 47 TDs | 27 INTs | 6.8 YPA | 87.4 rating
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Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:42 pm

Are any Kickers ever worth drafting? I say don't waste a draft pick on one - maybe in the 7th round since we might have 2 picks in that round.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:30 pm

DaSuperfan wrote:Are any Kickers ever worth drafting? I say don't waste a draft pick on one - maybe in the 7th round since we might have 2 picks in that round.
Cole Tracy, I'd burn our second seventh on him unless another team gets antsy.
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First 38 starts in NFL (updated weekly):

Drew Brees: 61.17% | 7850 yards | 49 TDs | 34 INTs | 6.57 YPA | 82.2 rating

Mitch Trubisky: 63.8% | 7856 yards | 47 TDs | 27 INTs | 6.8 YPA | 87.4 rating
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:31 pm

Two backs I like:

Justice Hill (curious if he can get up to 210 lbs and keep it on as good weight)
Bryce Love (first round chatter in 2017 but came back for his senior season and tore his ACL in December)
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First 38 starts in NFL (updated weekly):

Drew Brees: 61.17% | 7850 yards | 49 TDs | 34 INTs | 6.57 YPA | 82.2 rating

Mitch Trubisky: 63.8% | 7856 yards | 47 TDs | 27 INTs | 6.8 YPA | 87.4 rating
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:39 am

Thinking that our first 2 picks are going to be CB and S unless there's someone that Pace just loves at another position.
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:09 pm

I still think OT depth is an issue - we should take a serious look if someone with a high ceiling is available. I agree that CB is also a viable position to look at with our first two picks as well. I think we're in a position to truly draft BPA since we should be looking to add depth pieces.
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Re: Early Look at the 2019 NFL Draft Prospects

Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:08 pm

I disagree with looking at any one position period. We need to take the best player available regardless of position.

Our roster is stacked. Damn talk about an oxymoron. Been a long time since we could say that.

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