Chicago Bears 2017 Draft Breakdown
Quarterback – All sources are pointing towards Jay Cutler’s departure from Chicago. He had a powerful tenure with the Bears throwing for 154 TDs, 23,443 yards, and a whopping 109 picks over his 8 seasons. Thank you for your service Jay, you will be missed. Here is a gem from 2009 when Jay got his helmet popped off by a ref:
The trade rumors have been swirling around regarding the Bears and Garoppolo. I really hope the Bears can somehow pull this one off without trading their first round pick, but it is looking more and more unlikely. Since the Bears aren’t really in a position to win this year and probably not next year (sorry Abney), they will probably end up holding off on adding a big name QB and will stick with trusty, dusty Brian Hoyer.
Safety – After the departure of blossoming superstar Chris Conte (JK), the Bears have had a safety void for some years now. They tried hiring often-injured veteran Antrel Rolle, but as most front office moves over recent years, this just did not work out. The two presumptuous starters at the moment are Harold Jones-Quartey and Adrian Amos. These two fellas are simply not going to cut it. Here’s a classic clip of the Conte blow coverage back in 2014 against the Packers, narrated by an angry Hawk Harrelson:
Cornerback – Back when the Bears drafted Kyle Fuller in 2014 we were all very pumped up and excited about his potential. Alas, Kyle has been injured (not hurt) in recent years and the Bears seem destined to move on. The Bears need some young blood to head the corner back position.
This pick largely depends on the Bears quarterback offseason moves. However, in my humble opinion I think the Bears should avoid this position entirely. Many draft experts have the Bears taking Trubinsky with their first pick. While I would not be unhappy, I do think this is a bit of a reach. The Bears should take the best available, which would be the former Alabama DE Jonathan Allen. The Bears already have a strong DL, and Allen would only make it stronger.
The Bears should take Iowa safety, Desmond King, with their second round pick. He is a stud playmaker and just the kind of turnover machine that MAY make the Bears defense formidable once again. He won the Thorpe award for the nation’s best defensive back and I’m very high on him. Here is a clip of some of King’s highlights from his tenure at Iowa:
IF he is still on the board, the Bears should snag USC corner Adoree Jackson with their third round pick. Another corner that I am very high on is Florida’s Jalen Tabor. Both of these athletes are elite playmakers and would significantly elevate the Bears’ defense.
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