Archive for April 2016

Veteran QB Brian Hoyer joins Bears along with slew of undrafted rookies

Veteran QB Brian Hoyer joins Bears along with slew of undrafted rookies
The Bears had a very busy Saturday with the selection of six players between the fourth to seventh round. Following the end of the draft process, the team didn’t stop working. They added a veteran quarterback in Brian Hoyer and a chunk of undrafted free agents. First with Hoyer, the 30-year-old Michigan State product was... Read more »

The Bears go with a slot receiver in seventh round with Daniel Braverman

The Bears go with a slot receiver in seventh round with Daniel Braverman
The ninth and final pick for the Bears went the way of offense in Western Michigan wide receiver Daniel Braverman (No. 230 overall). Braverman represents the third offensive player in this year’s Bears draft class along with guard Cody Whitehair and running back Jordan Howard. Defense was a priority hence the seven picks used on... Read more »

The Bears take another defensive back in safety DeAndre Houston-Carson in Round 6

The Bears take another defensive back in safety DeAndre Houston-Carson in Round 6
After taking two defensive backs in the fourth round in Deon Bush and Deiondre’ Hall, the Bears snagged highly talented safety DeAndre Houston-Carson from William & Mary (No. 185 overall). The two-time FCS All-American was a four-year starter for the Tribe where he totaled 293 tackles including a team-best 109 stops as a senior along... Read more »
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Offense is the choice in the fifth round with running back Jordan Howard

Offense is the choice in the fifth round with running back Jordan Howard
After taking three defensive players in the fourth round of Saturday’s draft, the Bears grabbed a running back in Indiana’s Jordan Howard in the fifth round. Howard is a bruiser at 6’0″, 230 lbs. He played only one season at Indiana, but it was a big one. He carried the rock 196 times for 1,213... Read more »

Safety Deon Bush and Cornerback Deiondre' Hall join the Bears in Round 4

Safety Deon Bush and Cornerback Deiondre' Hall join the Bears in Round 4
With two more picks on deck for the fourth round, the Bears picked up two defensive backs in Miami’s Deon Bush and Northern Iowa’s Deiondre’ Hall on Saturday afternoon. Bush went to the Bears at No. 124. He’s a nicely sized free safety at 6’0″, 199 lbs who made 32 starts in 35 appearances for... Read more »

The Bears start the fourth round with a trade up for Nick Kwiatkoski

The Bears start the fourth round with a trade up for Nick Kwiatkoski
The Bears opened up the fourth round by moving up four slots from No. 117 to No. 113 to select West Virginia linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski on Saturday afternoon. Los Angeles received No. 117 overall and No. 206 overall in exchange for the No. 113 pick. A former safety turned linebacker Kwiatkoski led the Mountaineers in... Read more »
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Defensive line is the pick in Round 3 with UF's Jonathan Bullard

Defensive line is the pick in Round 3 with UF's Jonathan Bullard
I had the Bears taking defensive end Jonathan Bullard in the second round in my third and final mock draft, but he went to Chicago either way, in the third round (No. 72 overall) on Friday night. After taking offensive lineman Cody Whitehair (No. 56 overall) in the second round, the Bears went defense at... Read more »

After multiple trades down, the Bears select a versatile OL in Cody Whitehair

After multiple trades down, the Bears select a versatile OL in Cody Whitehair
After multiple trades down to open the second round frenzy on Friday night, the Bears finally stayed put with the selection of Kansas State OL Cody Whitehair at No. 56. Whitehair is a versatile interior lineman that gives the Bears plenty of power up front. Originally, the Bears traded the No. 41st overall pick to... Read more »

The Bears trade up to take Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd No. 9 overall

The Bears trade up to take Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd No. 9 overall
The Chicago Bears made a splash in the first round on Thursday night by trading up from No. 11 overall to acquire the No. 9 pick from Tampa Bay where they selected Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd. The Bears also sent a fourth-round pick (No. 106 overall) to the Buccaneers to move up two spots.... Read more »
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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Edition 3.0

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears Edition 3.0
With the draft officially starting on Thursday night with Round 1, here’s the third and final edition of my seven-round mock draft. I successfully projected wide receiver Kevin White as the No. 7 overall pick by the Bears last year, so I’m back at it with my second mock draft for 2016. The Bears are... Read more »