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He'll go Day 2 based on athleticism alone. He's my #2 C.

I like him a lot, and I don't find his size marginal at all.
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AZ_Bearfan wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:54 pm Poles went to a nice steakhouse, ordered the cheapest thing on the menu and is stuffing the bread rolls in his pockets for later. Poles is basically my mom.
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I’d prefer a veteran center.
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wab wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:40 pm I’d prefer a veteran center.
Maybe.

I like Mason Cole or Brian Allen, but not keen on the UFA cost..

I'm interested in a vet if someone gets cut and doesn't risk future comp picks, though.
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AZ_Bearfan wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:54 pm Poles went to a nice steakhouse, ordered the cheapest thing on the menu and is stuffing the bread rolls in his pockets for later. Poles is basically my mom.
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Just find a veteran stopgap in this range and move on, I think is my plan B
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Big shakeup in the PFF rankings already (from stay/go declarations?).

This one definitely turned out very different at the top from my usual and my preferences.


Gave 39
Got 59, 91, 184, 204

Gave 91, 204
Got 104, 115


2-59 Jalen Tolbert WR | South Alabama South Alabama
6'3 195 4.45, 2yrs starting, 1000+ in both, 1st tm AllSunBelt

3-71 David Bell WR | Purdue
6'2 205 4.5, 3 yrs starting, 1st tm ALLBig10, 1000+ in all 3(* if 2020 was extrapolated)

4-104 John Ridgeway DL | IL State Arkansas *TRADE
6'5 325 5.1, 4th yr starting, 1st tm AllMV

4-115 Terrel Bernard ILB | Baylor
6'1 220 4.65, 2nd tm AllBig12

5-144 Alec Lindstrom C Boston College
6'3 300 5.3, 3rd yr starting, All-ACC 1st, bloodlines

5-148 Pierre Strong HB | South Dakota St
5'10 205 4.5, 1st tm AllMVFC 3rd tm AllAmer, 1000+ in all 4(* if 2020 was extrapolated)

6-184 Micah McFadden ILB | Indiana Indiana *TRADE
6'1 230 4.65, 3rd yr starting, 1st tm AllBig10 3rd tm AllAmer

6-185 Markquese Bell SS | Florida A & M
6'2 205 4.5, 1st tm ALLSWAC
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That...is a heckuva draft. I don't quibble with a single player on it.

Guess I'm looking at PFF tonight.
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Your Picks:
Round 2 Pick 28 (DAL): Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama (A+)
Round 3 Pick 7: Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana (A+)
Round 3 Pick 12 (BALT): Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati (A)
Round 3 Pick 20 (PITT): Ed Ingram, OG, LSU (A+)
Round 3 Pick 28 (DAL): Jalen Pitre, FS/SS, Baylor (A+)
Round 3 Pick 34 (N.O.): Boye Mafe, DE/OLB, Minnesota (A+)
Round 4 Pick 15 (N.O.): Haskell Garrett, DT, Ohio State (A+)
Round 4 Pick 28 (DAL): Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson (A+)
Round 5 Pick 5: JoJo Domann, ILB/OLB, Nebraska (A+)
Round 5 Pick 7: Jayden Peevy, DT, Texas A&M (A+)
Round 6 Pick 7: Jesse Luketa, ILB/OLB, Penn State (A+)

Traded down 4 times. Still hated it.
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thunderspirit wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:32 pm That...is a heckuva draft. I don't quibble with a single player on it.

Guess I'm looking at PFF tonight.
I almost feel like I should Costanza - Leave on a High Note




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Trade Recap

Miami Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 39
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 50
+2022: Round 4, Pick 121
+2022: Round 4, Pick 117

New England Receives:
2022: Round 3, Pick 71
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 3, Pick 85
+2022: Round 4, Pick 123
+2022: Round 6, Pick 205

San Francisco Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 121
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 5, Pick 167
+2022: Round 6, Pick 186
+2022: Round 7, Pick 250
+2022: Round 7, Pick 253
+2022: Round 7, Pick 259






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2-50 Kyler Gordon CB | Washington Washington TRADE
6'0 200 4.4, 1 yr starting, AllPac12 1st

3-85 Leo Chenal ILB | Wisconsin Wisconsin TRADE
6'1 260 4.65, 2nd yr starting
Slim him down and boost his agility a bit and he could be a great fit as the larger ILB.

4-117 Alec Lindstrom C | Boston College Boston College TRADE
6'3 300 5.3, 3rd yr starting, All-ACC 1st, bloodlines

4-123 Jerome Ford RB | Cincinnati Cincinnati TRADE
5'10 220 4.55, 1st yr starting 1000+ yds

5-146 Christian Watson WR | North Dakota State North Dakota State
6'4 210 4.45, 3 yrs starting, AllMVFC 1st Tm, bloodlines

5-148 Matt Waletzko OT | North Dakota North Dakota
6'6 305 5.1, 3yrs starting (LT), AllMVFC 2nd Tm
Insurance that's affordable and can play both sides

5-167 Eyioma Uwazurike DL | Iowa State Iowa State TRADE
6'5 320 5.0, 3.5 yrs starting

6-185 Cade Mays G/T | Tennessee Tennessee
6'5 325 5.3, 4yr starter 5star recruit
I'm not paying big money to Daniels and really big money to Whitehair for decent and decent performance. Somebody's gotta go, soon, if not now.

6-186 Charleston Rambo WR | Oklahoma Miami (FL) TRADE
6'0 185 4.45, 3rd yr starting

6-205 Markquese Bell S | Florida A&M Florida A&M TRADE
6'2 205 4.5, 1st tm ALLSWAC

7-250 Kolby Harvell-Peel SS | Oklahoma State Oklahoma State TRADE
6'0 205 4.6, 3 yrs starting, 10 picks in 3 yrs

7-253 Christopher Allen OLB | Alabama Alabama TRADE
6'3 250 4.65, 2nd yr starting
Big mistake in coming out after long injury leads to steal potential

7-259 Isaiah Pola-Mao S | USC USC TRADE
6'3 205 4.55, 3 yrs starting
Bloodlines include uncle Troy Polamalu. Depth behind DHC.
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Those last two are almost enough to make me optimistic about next year, Mori. Good job.

My take on a maximum trade-down dealie, on PFN:

52. Sean Rhyan, G, UCLA. I still like Daniels to center. and I really like Rhyan as a RG.

71. Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor. Eddie Jackson's the girl with the curl, which is a terrible look for a safety. As long as we're stuck with him, the best complement to his style of, for lack of a better word, play is a guy who can do just about anything.

84. Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati. One of those size/speed/athleticism guys who'll have quite a bit to learn about beating CBs on the NFL level. But he's got a ton to work with.

147. Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama. I don't know why he was here. Josh Jobe was, too, and some other intriguing candidates. The way things unfolded, this was the right time to address the position.

175. Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin. Anyone's a good running buddy for Roquan, but Chenal complements his game in a lot of interesting ways. A-gap blitzes could be back.

186. Esezi Otomewo, DE, Minnesota. I like John Ridgeway a lot, but I wanted to add a WR at 84 even more. Otomewo is like Pierce in a way: all the physical characteristics and college production, probably quite a bit of technique to learn.

202. Christopher Allen, OLB, Alabama. When/if he gets reliably healthy, he's a steal here. Worth taking a shot at a pass-rusher this talented.

243. Jequez Ezzard, WR, Sam Houston State. Because I'm taking him toward the end of every draft.

257. Ryan Van Demark, OT, Connecticut. Tall, athletic prospect in the Nate Solder mold. Give him a year or two to bulk up a bit, and in the meantime you've got a great addition to the locker room.
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karhu wrote: Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:04 pm Those last two are almost enough to make me optimistic about next year, Mori. Good job.
Aw, thanks.

As a little bit of cold water, though:
  • We have no idea who the GM will be and if he will seek the trade downs like we are.
  • Day 3 steals become tougher and tougher as the draft approaches. People may be late to the party on identifying less conspicuous talent, but as the months pass, eventually they catch on and the cream rises up the boards.
  • I'm not sure how reasonable these trades are. I think they're good. I actually refrain from trying to squeeze out every bit I can get, taking less just to be realistic. But I'm having some trouble with valuation. Going to make a separate thread soon.
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Had a few trades and ended up with this
54. Derion Kendrick CB Georgia
71. Alec Lindstrom C Boston College
77. George Pickens WR Georgia
124. Marquis Hayes OG OU
147. Josh Jobe CB Bama
186. Dontario Drummund WR Mississippi

Don't love it but haven't dove in enough yet to really had a solid plan.
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There just got a little more interesting since we have a coach. Still need to first wave of free agency to see what holes are left. PFN, just took every trade down offer I got.

52. Romeo Doubs WR Nevada
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82. Quay Walker LB Georgia
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84. Travis Jones DT Connecticut
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119. Tariq Woolen CB UTSA (dude is a freak, want to see how he stacks up at the Senior Bowl)
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149. Charlie Kolar TE Iowa State


160. Isaiah Pola-Mao S USC
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186. Cordell Volson OT North Dakota State

196. Bubba Bolden S Miami-Fl
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First mock post Eberflus. Let's get that D some foundation pieces (attack O in FA). PFN Simulator.

40. Perrion Winfrey, DT Oklahoma
+(traded down one slot and picked up pick 250)
A classic 3T. I think they should let Nichols walk and sign a stop gap to complement their current DI core. So it would be a great spot to add a young player in the draft.
Athletically, Winfrey is fascinating. He stands at around 6’3″, 290 pounds, and has solid — though not elite — proportional length. Along with a robust length/leverage combination, Winfrey has an explosive get-off. He brings a lot of juice as a rusher, and he’s incredibly twitchy for his size. His upper body is extremely amped-up, and he pairs it with the lateral athleticism to shift past gaps and manipulate blocking angles.
71. Brandon Smith, LB Penn State
Honestly having a hard time deciding how him and Roquan Smith fit best as Mike and Will. A welcome challenge for Flus and his DC. Either way a big time athletic presence here. Like DT, I see LB as another possible stop gap FA role for Bears, so another great spot to inject youth.
In addition to his play speed, Smith exhibits impressive lateral agility. He can effortlessly sidestep a blocker with a remarkable change-of-direction ability when attempting to force his way into the backfield. Additionally, he demonstrates that ability in coverage where he is adept at matching tight ends and running backs
147.Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB Alabama
149.Brian Robinson Jr., RB Alabama

Both repeats from one of my first mocks. Both development/2023 roles. Neither likely big 2022 impact.
Jalyn Armour-Davis is starting to get some buzz, but in case word hasn’t gotten around, he is legit. The 6’1″, 192-pound cornerback often plays second fiddle to Josh Jobe in mock drafts, but I think Armour-Davis is actually the better prospect. Both are long coverage defenders, but Armour-Davis is more twitchy, fluid, and natural with his footwork. He’s also less reckless from a physicality standpoint.
Robinson’s footwork is exceptionally coordinated and perhaps the primary meshing agent for his game. The Alabama RB churns his feet as he approaches holes and can utilize shuffles, stutter steps, and gallops to adjust his angle and set up runs. He can also kick his feet up to avoid arm tackles in the backfield and has a natural feel for staying upright.
186. Cordell Volson, OT North Dakota State
Had to have our OL GM pick up a OL in his first draft right? A lengthy OT at 6'7", he's only 313. But somewhat surprising, sounds like Run blocking is his strength. Could be a hedge for Borom eventually kicking inside and a future RT.
Volson is an effective run blocker with impressive power. He thrives in driving people to the ground. However, there’s a technical ability to his menace, and he showcases an understanding of utilizing angles to create holes. Additionally, Volson possesses the vertical athleticism to get out to the second and third levels and continue to wreak havoc.
250. Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE Maryland
At this stage always a bit of a flyer. Note he sat out his Jr year due to myocarditis
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Switching it up with a PFF mock

Traded 39 for 61, 93, 131, and a 2023 3rd

2-61, Kyler Gordon, CB • Washington
https://www.profootballnetwork.com/kyle ... port-2022/
Gordon is an extremely explosive and twitchy athlete who accelerates quickly and emanates energy in coverage. He’s a fluid mover with smooth hips and easy change-of-direction ability. Moreover, the Washington CB possesses impressive agility in short ranges. He can get low in his stance and stack quick direction changes while keeping his balance.

A history with dance, kung fu, and ballet has helped Gordon refine his efficiency of motion. But you simply can’t replace traits — and Gordon has them. With his fast feet, fluid hips, and short-area burst, Gordon is incredibly sticky in coverage. He flashes insane closing speed at the catch point, and he can hit a rare second gear when initiating toward plays
2022 role, starting CB

3-71, Chad Muma, LB • Wyoming
https://www.profootballnetwork.com/chad ... port-2022/
The Wyoming linebacker has excellent ability to diagnose against the run. He reads the play well and is rarely wrong-footed. Furthermore, he can fill gaps to prevent big running plays. Muma also has decent sideline-to-sideline range, enabling him to chase down ball carriers.

As a tackler, Muma is a heavy hitter. You don’t want to meet him in the alley. But, more than this, he is efficient. In the games studied, he allowed very few broken tackles.
2022 role, Starting Mike LB


3-93, Skyy Moore, WR • Western Michigan
https://www.nfldraftbuzz.com/Player/Sky ... rnMichigan
Has incredible top speed with rare suddenness and lightning footwork to create in tight areas with elusive shiftiness and change-of-direction skills.

Has the strong soft hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet - has only 7 drops his entire college career
2022 role, Slot WR

4-131, Luke GoedekeT, T • Central Michigan
https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndicatio ... t.amp.html
Overall, Goedeke is still new to the offensive line without consecutive seasons at the position and just two total seasons after converting from tight end in 2019 and missing the 2020 season with a knee injury. He has a sawed-off, stout build with the play strength, competitive toughness and balance to make a successful transition inside. Goedeke's demeanor and knack for staying attached to blocks using a strong latch and leg drive should allow him to compete for a job right away while presumably having room to ascend as he gains experience.
2022 role, backup tackle/guard. 9th OL.

5-144, Pierre Strong Jr., HB • South Dakota State
https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/pi ... kota-state
With an improved presence on the outside in space, his developing versatility is what makes Strong that much more intriguing as a prospect. While much can change from now until next spring when rookie minicamps kick-off, Strong reminds me eerily of Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler. A downhill thumper that isn’t afraid to initiate contact, Strong’s knack for finding creases in between the tackles while showcasing his wiggle and open-field vision in the pass game is very reminiscent of the Chargers’ former UDFA. And while both dominated the lower ranks during their collegiate tenure, who’s to say Strong can’t mirror Ekeler, or Jacksonville’s James Robinson, as the next non-FBS talent to make waves on Sunday?
2022 role, 3rd RB, eventual RB2 in a timeshare with Herbert

5-148, Jack Sanborn, LB • Wisconsin
https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/jack-sanborn
Sanborn offers impressive football IQ, showing situational awareness to attack the football as a tackler or to try to hold up the ball-carrier to make him available for an attempt to strip the ball. He’s fairly diverse and has taken snaps as an end man on the line of scrimmage, mugged up in interior gaps, or as a true stack backer.
2022 role, special teamer, backup Mike LB, with possibility to push for starting Sam LB


6-185, Matthew Butler, DI • Tennessee
https://www.nfldraftbuzz.com/Player/Mat ... -Tennessee
Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.

Lower than offensive lineman on every short-yardage play. Good agility and ability to change direction for his size.

Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
2022 role, potential rotational 3T or practice squader
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PFF has extended to 7 rounds and dropped a lot of intriguing small schoolers into the list, leading to the Small School Special below (not deliberate, just worked out that way).


Gave 71
Got 75 + 189 + 228

Gave 75
Got 92 +130

Gave 148
Got 175 +180

Gave 180
Got 212 +213 +214


2-39 Devonte Wyatt 3T Georgia
6’3 315 4.95, 2 yrs starting, AllSEC 1st tm

3-92 Troy Andersen M(?)LB Montana State
6’2 235 4.65, AllAmer 1st tm, started games at LB, QB, and HB
I’m not nearly this sold on him this early, but I had no trade offers, and not many choices here.

4-130 Jaivon Heiligh WR Coastal Carolina
6’0 200 4.45, 3 yrs starting, AllSB 1st tm, 1000+ once, returns punts

5-144 Alec Lindstrom C Boston College
6'3 300 5.3, 3 yrs starting, AllACC 1st tm, bloodlines

5-175 Micah McFadden LB Indiana
6'1 230 4.65, 3 yrs starting, 1st tm AllBig10 3rd tm AllAmer
Could probably play all 3 spots at least adequately.

6-185 Tre Turner WR Virginia Tech
6’2 190 4.45, 3.5 yrs starting

6-189 Kennedy Brooks HB Oklahoma
5'10 215 4.5, 3 yrs 1000+ yds, 2nd tm AllBig12
R6 pick likely saves 8M/yr by making Montgomery expendable

6-212 Tycen Anderson S Toledo
6’2 210 4.5, 3 yrs starting, AllMAC 1st tm

6-213 Yusuf Corker FS Kentucky
6’0 195 4.5, 3 yrs starting

6-214 Zach Tom T/C/G Wake Forest
6’5 295 5.1, 2 yrs starting LT 1 yr C
Hard to say what his future position is, but I’m fairly sure he has one, and there’s plenty of available options.

7-228 Zyon McCollum CB Sam Houston
6’3 200 4.55, 4 yr starter, AllAmer 3rd tm, 13 picks
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It's the time of year when a (young) man's thoughts turn to: the NFL Draft.

The Bears trade #39 and #149 to Denver for #40 and #96
The Bears trade #40 and #186 to WFT for #42 and #110
The Bears trade #42 and a 2023 7th to NE for #54 and #85

54: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
71: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
85: Alex Lindstrom, C, Boston College
96: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
126: Alontree Taylor, CB, Tennessee
147: Christian Watson, WR, NDSU

Probably should have looked deeper in LBs, need at least 1 of them
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PFF mock. Two big trade backs. No commentary today.

2-39, Lewis Cine, S • Georgia

Trade:
Received 90, 128, 139, 167
Gave 71

3-90, Marcus Jones, CB • Houston

4-128, Troy Anderson, LB • Montana State

5-144, Pierre Strong Jr., HB • South Dakota State

5-148, Reggie Roberson Jr., WR • SMU

Trade:
Received 157, 174, 215
Gave 139, R7 2023

5-157, Alec Lindstrom, C • Boston College

5-167, Tyler Smith, T • Tulsa

5-174, Logan Bruss, T • Wisconsin

6-185, Isaiah Thomas, ED • Oklahoma

6-215, James Mitchell, TE • Virginia Tech
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PFN mock with some dust half-settled.

Primary goals: Shore up the offensive line and WR corps
Secondary goals: Add someone in the back seven, depth and stuff

Trades:
39 for 40 and 177 (Pittsburgh had traded down, and wanted Pickett)
40 for 44 (Zion Johnson) and 115

Picks:

44: David Bell, WR, Purdue. Exactly the kind of WR we need. A few were around, hence the trade-down. I wouldn't have minded Christian Watson here, either, at this point.

71: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor. The really top-notch OTs were gone, and I'm gambling that a couple of solid guys will still be around later. Pitre is pretty proud of the herd here, and could really galvanize the defense.

115: Calvin Austin, WR, Memphis: Don't know how realistic this is, but stranger things have happened. Just happens to add yet another set of distinctive skills to the WR corps. Not a lot of O-line talent had gone since 71, so it's upside once again.

147: Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah. We might need help at G more than at T, but we absolutely should bring along a good OT prospect this year. Get a cadre of young linemen coming up in the same system and all.

149: Cole Strange, G, UT-Chattanooga. Answered every question at Senior Bowl practices--not perfect, but a convincing prospect. Still a smaller-school guy, and not an instant celebrity like Quinn Meinertz, so he could slip. Did a nice job at center by all reports.

177. Shaun Jolly, CB, Appalachian State. Yeah, he's shorter. But damn, he's good. I don't know if he's a nickel or a boundary corner, but he'll find a place. Got hurt in Shrine Game practice, but assuming that it's nothing lasting, Jolly seems like exactly the kind of disruptive force we're looking for in the secondary.

186. Mike Rose, MLB, Iowa State. Speaking of injuries, I guess we'll see how Rose bounces back for the combine. I don't know if Eberflus imagines this kind of MLB, but Rose has some coverage skills to go along with his downhill ability. I just like a guy like that in the middle if our line is going to focus on shooting gaps.

I'd have liked a 3-tech, a TE, an SLB, and maybe another DE for the rotation. All but the first of those, though, are the sorts of things we can safely address down the line, when we've answered some more important questions.
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Thanks for hepping me to the fact that PFF's opened things up. Here's what I done on there.

Trades:
39 for 46 and 116
71 and 148 for 67, 205, and 206
116 and 206 for 120 and 159

46: David Bell, WR, Purdue. Seems like the ideal WR1 for us.

67: Jalen Pitre, DB, Baylor. Safety or nickelback, I think he'd be great for us. Less worried about the D-line now that we're switching systems.

120: Tyler Smith, OL, Tulsa. Imagine the right side of our line with him and Jenkins.

144: Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah. Raw, but I'd much rather have a guy on his rookie contract with this kind of upside than to cross our fingers on a proven mediocrity of a FA.

159: Calvin Austin, WR, Memphis. What am I missing here? I know he's not tall, but he's got fantastic quickness, runs excellent routes...haven't heard anything about his hands. Anyway, between Bell and the burners, there'd seem to be room for a guy like this.

ON EDIT: Got it: he's 5' 7.5" tall. Dangit. I'd been thinking that he was 5' 9" or so, but just saw the Senior Bowl measurements. Screw it, let's still draft him.

185: Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State. I still want Jequez Ezzard on this team. But he's by all accounts an URFA. While I've been trying to find something to dislike about Ezzard, I couldn't help but notice this gigantic, fluid corner. Coached up, McCollum could be fantastic in the new scheme.

205. Mike Rose, MLB, Iowa State. Sticking to this one. I think he'll be good if the injury isn't too bad.
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https://www.nflmockdraftdatabase.com/

I went a little crazy here, setting a new record for most trades and picks, probably.

That said:
  • I genuinely would have played it this way.
  • The trades are all balanced and no 'lucky gifts' like picking up a pick for moving 1-3 places down.
  • It's a nice (partial) list of late players I like
  • There's so few guys under contract, that all of these guys could make the roster (although with 15 Day 3 picks, obviously there would be some flops)

TRADE Recap

Buffalo Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 39
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 57
+ 2022: Round 3, Pick 89
+ 2022: Round 7, Pick 228
+ 2022: Round 7, Pick 243
+ 2022: Round 6, Pick 201
+ 2022: Round 6, Pick 183

Jacksonville Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 57
2022: Round 6, Pick 201
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 3, Pick 65
2022: Round 4, Pick 104

Cleveland Receives:
2022: Round 3, Pick 89
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 105
+ 2022: Round 4, Pick 116

Philadelphia Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 105
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 122
+ 2022: Round 5, Pick 165

Los Angeles Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 122
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 5, Pick 159
+ 2022: Round 6, Pick 214
+ 2022: Round 7, Pick 233

Minnesota Receives:
2022: Round 5, Pick 149
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 6, Pick 182
+ 2022: Round 6, Pick 190

Houston Receives:
2022: Round 5, Pick 159
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 6, Pick 181
+ 2022: Round 6, Pick 203
+ 2022: Round 7, Pick 242




My Selections

3-65 Perrion Winfrey 3T | Oklahoma Oklahoma TRADE
The new starter, by default

3-71 Brandon Smith MLB | Penn State Penn State
6'2 240 4.55, 2nd yr starting
Maybe gets to intern a year behind Ogletree

4-104 Leo Chenal SLB | Wisconsin Wisconsin TRADE
6'1 260 4.65, 2 yrs starting
Probable opening day starter

4-116 Christian Watson WR | North Dakota State North Dakota State TRADE
6'4 210 4.45, 3 yrs starting, AllMVFC 1st Tm, bloodlines
Throwing a lot of cheap WRs with potential at the wall to see what sticks

5-147 Matt Waletzko OT | North Dakota North Dakota
6'6 305 5.1, 3yrs starting (LT), AllMVFC 2nd Tm
Ideally a swing tackle while developing, but if they hate Borom that much...

5-165 Jaivon Heiligh WR | Coastal Carolina Coastal Carolina TRADE
6’0 200 4.45, 3 yrs starting, AllSB 1st tm, 1000+ once, returns punts

6-181 Zakoby McClain WLB | Auburn Auburn TRADE
Long-term backup to Roquan

6-182
Kennedy Brooks RB | Oklahoma Oklahoma TRADE
5'10 215 4.5, 3 yrs 1000+ yds, 2nd tm AllBig12
Competes for starting job next year

6-183
Tre Turner WR | Virginia Tech Virginia Tech TRADE
6’2 190 4.45, 3.5 yrs starting

6-184
Cade Mays G/T | Tennessee Tennessee
6'5 325 5.3, 4yr starter 5star recruit
1 or both G jobs could be available

6-190
Matt Araiza P | San Diego State San Diego State TRADE
Monster punts at a cheap price

6-203
Smoke Monday S | Auburn Auburn TRADE
6'1 200 4.55, 2nd yr starting 2nd tm AllSEC
Throwing a lot of S options at the wall, too

6-214
Markquese Bell S | Florida A&M Florida A&M TRADE
6'2 205 4.5, 1st tm ALLSWAC

7-228
Alex Wright DE | UAB UAB TRADE
Fights for 4th spot, maybe 3rd if there's a trade (and if I'm GM, there probably would be).

7-233
Matthew Butler 3T | Tennessee Tennessee TRADE
Edwards & Kamara make for iffy depth

7-242
Zach Tom T/C | Wake Forest Wake Forest TRADE
6’5 295 5.1, 2 yrs starting LT 1 yr C

7-243
Tycen Anderson S | Toledo Toledo TRADE
6’1 210 4.5, 3 yrs starting, AllMAC 1st tm
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Moriarty wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 5:07 pm https://www.nflmockdraftdatabase.com/

I went a little crazy here, setting a new record for most trades and picks, probably.

That said:

I genuinely would have played it this way.
The trades are all balanced and no 'lucky gifts' like picking up a pick for moving 1-3 places down.
It's a nice (partial) list of late players I like
There's so few guys under contract, that all of these guys could make the roster (although with 15 Day 3 picks, obviously there would be some flops)


TRADE Recap
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 57
2022: Round 3, Pick 89
2022: Round 7, Pick 228
2022: Round 7, Pick 243
2022: Round 6, Pick 201
2022: Round 6, Pick 183
Buffalo Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 39

Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 3, Pick 65
2022: Round 4, Pick 104
Jacksonville Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 57
2022: Round 6, Pick 201

Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 116
2022: Round 4, Pick 105
Cleveland Receives:
2022: Round 3, Pick 89

Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 122
2022: Round 5, Pick 165
Philadelphia Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 105

Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 5, Pick 159
2022: Round 6, Pick 214
2022: Round 7, Pick 233
Los Angeles Receives:
2022: Round 4, Pick 122

Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 6, Pick 182
2022: Round 6, Pick 190
Minnesota Receives:
2022: Round 5, Pick 149

Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 6, Pick 181
2022: Round 6, Pick 203
2022: Round 7, Pick 242
Houston Receives:
2022: Round 5, Pick 159



My Selections

3-65 Perrion Winfrey 3T | Oklahoma Oklahoma TRADE
The new starter, by default

3-71 Brandon Smith MLB | Penn State Penn State
Maybe gets to intern a year behind Ogletree

4-104 Leo Chenal SLB | Wisconsin Wisconsin TRADE
Probable opening day starter

4-116 Christian Watson WR | North Dakota State North Dakota State TRADE
Throwing a lot of cheap WRs with potential at the wall to see what sticks

5-147 Matt Waletzko OT | North Dakota North Dakota
Ideally a swing tackle while developing, but if they hate Borom that much...

5-165 Jaivon Heiligh WR | Coastal Carolina Coastal Carolina TRADE

6-181 Zakoby McClain WLB | Auburn Auburn TRADE
Long-term backup to Roquan

6-182
Kennedy Brooks RB | Oklahoma Oklahoma TRADE
Competes for starting job next year

6-183
Tre Turner WR | Virginia Tech Virginia Tech TRADE

6-184
Cade Mays G/T | Tennessee Tennessee
1 or both G jobs could be available

6-190
Matt Araiza P | San Diego State San Diego State TRADE
Monster punts at a cheap price

6-203
Smoke Monday S | Auburn Auburn TRADE
Throwing a lot of S options at the wall, too

6-214
Markquese Bell S | Florida A&M Florida A&M TRADE

7-228
Alex Wright DE | UAB UAB TRADE
Fights for 4th spot, maybe 3rd if there's a trade (and if I'm GM, there probably would be).

7-233
Matthew Butler 3T | Tennessee Tennessee TRADE
Edwards & Kamara make for iffy depth

7-242
Zach Tom T/C | Wake Forest Wake Forest TRADE

7-243
Tycen Anderson S | Toledo Toledo TRADE
Hell yeah. I'm not gonna lie, I didn't look at a single pick yet, but I want Poles to do something like this this year. Trade down, trade down, trade down. Accrue a mammoth draft class of underrateds and no-names. Let them be fresh to soak in the new offense and HITS philosophy.
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Did my first, had one trade where I picked up a couple extra picks and it turned out pretty good...

CHI
39. Zion Johnson, OG Boston College

CHI
71. Bernhard Raimann, OT Central Michigan

CHI
149. Dontario Drummond, WR Mississippi

CHI
171. Dohnovan West, OG Arizona State

CHI
186. Tyreke Smith, EDGE Ohio State

CHI
187. Akayleb Evans, CB Missouri

CHI
253. Reed Blankenship, S Middle Tennessee

I didn't get the LB or DT that I wanted.

But three potential starting offensive linemen, a potential starting corner, a burner at WR, a rotational DE, and a ST ace at safety seems like a good haul.
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I appreciate the work you guys put into these as I don't really follow college football. The extent of my pre-draft prep is reading this site, getting excited about a few prospects based on little to no information, then being devastated when we don't get them in the draft even though I can't even spell their name.

Post draft I do deep dives into every pick to try and have some opinion of my own on them, but before the draft there's just too many guys to look at.
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The point is doing them now is just to get an idea of who is available each round. I find myseld looking up the top few prospects at each position when I get on the clock. Some of the prospect rankings are way off right now so things will change as we get closer to the draft.
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did it 3x's
1st one and i hate trading down. But to good to pass up on.

94. Bernhard Raimann
OT Central Michigan
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CHI
100.Damone Clark
LB LSU
trade icon
CHI
141.Josh Jobe
CB Alabama
trade icon
CHI
147.Skyy Moore
WR Western Michigan
CHI
149.Brian Robinson Jr.
RB Alabama
CHI
186.Jaylen Watson
CB Washington State

2023 LAR 2nd
2023 LAR 3rd
2023 KC 3rd
2023 LAR 4th

2nd one
39.Sean Rhyan
OT UCLA

71.Mykael Wright
CB Oregon

147.Kana'i Mauga
LB USC

149.Dareke Young
WR Lenoir-Rhyne

186.Reed Blankenship
S Middle Tennessee

3rd one


62.Brandon Smith
LB Penn State
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72.Bernhard Raimann
OT Central Michigan
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94.John Metchie III
WR Alabama
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152.Cordell Volson
OT North Dakota State
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175.Skyy Moore
WR Western Michigan
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186.Luke Wattenberg
OC Washington

202.Jaylen Watson
CB Washington State
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243.Matt Araiza
P San Diego State
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258.Bryant Koback
RB Toledo

2023 WAS 3rd
2023 LV 3rd
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I have been trying to trade down a bunch but not having as much luck finding good players doing that anymore. This is the first one I have done that I like in a long while!


42. Zion Johnson OG Boston College trade icon

71. Romeo Doubs WR Nevada

112. John Ridgeway DT Arkansas trade icon

148. Sterling Weatherford S Miami-Oh

150. Tariq Castro-Fields CB Penn State

185. Ellis Brooks LB Penn State
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Z Bear wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:39 pm I have been trying to trade down a bunch but not having as much luck finding good players doing that anymore. This is the first one I have done that I like in a long while!


42. Zion Johnson OG Boston College trade icon

71. Romeo Doubs WR Nevada

112. John Ridgeway DT Arkansas trade icon

148. Sterling Weatherford S Miami-Oh

150. Tariq Castro-Fields CB Penn State

185. Ellis Brooks LB Penn State
Romeo Doubs is a guy that I seem to hit in the 3rd a lot. I think he's a finesse WR who thinks he's faster/shiftier than he really is. Good talent prospect, but someone who will take a little bit to fully mature as an NFL WR.
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Restrained myself more this time. Only 2 deals.

Las Vegas Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 39
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 2, Pick 53
+ 2022: Round 3, Pick 86

Arizona Receives:
2022: Round 6, Pick 184
Chicago Receives:
2022: Round 6, Pick 215
+ 2022: Round 7, Pick 241
+ 2022: Round 7, Pick 256
+ 2022: Round 7, Pick 258


2-53 Perrion Winfrey 3T | Oklahoma Oklahoma TRADE

I feel like Wyatt or Winfrey is almost a necessity, unless there's a FA they're eyeing.

3-71 Brandon Smith MLB | Penn State Penn State


3-86 Alec Pierce WR | Cincinnati Cincinnati TRADE

Even though there's nothing sane you could do to put the WR corps in good shape for 2022, I feel like you have to at least start the rehab. WRs take time to develop.

5-147 Cade Otton TE | Washington Washington

I like Jesse James, but with Otton on the board 60some spots below his rating, you gotta jump.

5-149 Alec Lindstrom C | Boston College Boston College

In R5, it makes sense, whether you do or don't intend to temporarily move Whitehair back

6-215 Zach Tom T/C | Wake Forest Wake Forest TRADE

T is pretty bare if they are down on Borom. Tom is athletic.

7-241 Kennedy Brooks RB | Oklahoma Oklahoma TRADE

Always keep the bench stocked with (cheap) options.

7-256 Markquese Bell S | Florida A&M Florida A&M TRADE

Another position that could use 3-4 guys, but 1 will have to do.

7-258 Charleston Rambo WR | Miami (FL) Miami (FL) TRADE

Baffled he doesn't have more interest. At worst, I think he can contribute when you go 4 wide.
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Travis Jones form Conneticut is another DT to consider in the 2nd, he had a great week at the Senior Bowl.
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I tihnk I am done until after the first wave of free agency. I traded down with all but 2 picks and was still able to get guys I liked.


50. Zion Johnson OG Boston College trade icon

71.Travis Jones DT Connecticut

100. John Metchie III WR Alabama trade icon

136. Tariq Castro-Fields CB Penn State trade icon

150. Yusuf Corker S Kentucky

152. Charlie Kolar TE Iowa State trade icon

161. Myron Cunningham OT Arkansas trade icon

182. Tyler Badie RB Missouri trade icon

204. Bubba Bolden S Miami-Fl trade icon

240. Dustin Crum QB Kent State trade icon
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