Chicago Bears 2017 NFL Draft Profile
On the third day of Draftmas TGH gave to me! The Chicago Bears Draft Profile! (It makes more sense if you sing it..)
The Bears had a very underwhelming season in a very tough division. The Vikings, Packers and Lions were all solid teams last year and will probably continue that into next year.
The offseason was an interesting one for the Midway Monsters. They let go of Jay Cutler much to the surprise of no one and they brought in Mike Glennon who seemed to have been forgotten about until this offseason. Personally I think Glennon has a lot to prove and deserves a starting role. We will see if the Bears risk will pay off.
They also strengthened their Wideout core by adding Markus Wheaton, Rueben Randle and Kendall Wright. While all of them have their issues they also all have a lot of talent in completely different ways. Paring them with the surprise in Cameron Meredith and the hopefully healthy Kevin White and this could be one of the more interesting Wide Receiver groups in the NFL.
Lastly they added Prince Amukamara and Quitin Demps to try and shore up their Defensive Backs. While they aren’t big names they still should add some much needed help in the secondary.
Picks and Needs
The Bears have 7 picks in this draft. It is good that they have kept so many and should be able to fill some major holes with them.
First round: (1) No. 3
Second round: (1) No. 36
Third round: (1) No. 67
Fourth round: (2) No. 111, No. 117
Fifth round: (1) No. 147
Sixth round: (0)
Seventh round: (1) No. 221
Having two fourth round picks should allow Chicago to find some solid depth players. Also while I won’t be looking at trades in this Profile I can definitely see the Bears making some moves up or down in the draft depending on their board.
The worst thing Chicago can do with these picks is pick an early Quarterback or panic and trade up for someone they do not really need.
Here are their needs at Offense:
Backup Pass Catching Tight End (Preferably one that they can grow)
Now for Defense:
Safety (Either one)
Edge Rushing Defensive End
Inside Linebacker to go along with Trevathan
Targets and Thoughts
I will pick who I think is best for the team just as I did in my other draft profile. There will be no trades and I will be looking at just the first three rounds.
Pick #3: Jamal Adams SS, LSU
What is not to like about this kid? He is everything you could ask for in a safety and more. Many people believe he might be the safest pick in the draft.
Pick #36: Cordrea Tankersley CB, Clemson
It seems as though his choice to go back for his Senior Year payed off. He won a National Championship and is now one of the best Corners in the draft. It is very possible he could be off the board before the 36th pick but, if he is still here I think the Bears continue adding to their defense.
Pick #67: Roderick Johnson OT, Florida State
At 6’7, 298, Johnson has the size and arm length to be a very productive left tackle. His footwork needs some fine tuning but, he has the potential to be an extremely good asset for the Bears offensive line.
The Bears can add some needed pieces to help them contend in the brutal NFC North. Shoring up the secondary and adding a tackle may not seem like much but, it can go a long way for a team that struggled much of last season. Hopefully Mike Glennon will be the Quarterback they needed.
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