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A comprehensive Chicago Bears 2014 NFL Draft preview

A comprehensive Chicago Bears 2014 NFL Draft preview
The Chicago Bears 2014 NFL Draft is upon us! And I’m here to give you a comprehensive and extensive look into every position and prospect the Bears might be considering and why. Phil Emery will have seven picks this year, with no seventh rounder (two picks in the sixth). The Bears are currently in position... Read more »

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 4.0

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 4.0
Round 1 (trade down with Miami): Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois: The Chicago Bears’ number one need going into next week’s draft is at the safety position. With Phil Emery mentioning in his pre-draft press conference that they have gotten offers to trade down, I feel the Bears would be best suited doing just that.... Read more »

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery leaves questions to be answered following pre-draft press conference

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery leaves questions to be answered following pre-draft press conference
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery is, in a word, cryptic. Emery is an enigma; especially when it comes to the NFL Draft. And, on Thursday, he did nothing with his press conference except to insure that none of us have any clue what is going on in his head. His “briefing” lasted 45 minutes,... Read more »
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Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 3.0

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 3.0
Round 1: Calvin Pryor, Safety, Louisville: The Chicago Bears went into the off-season with pressing needs at safety, and now, with Chris Conte out four to five months following shoulder surgery, the position is a huge priority. The team signed Ryan Mundy and M.D. Jennings, but that is not enough to feel comfortable about the position... Read more »

Chicago Bears Mock Draft 1.0

Chicago Bears Mock Draft 1.0
By this time last year I’d already had several mocks on the books. However, the advantage of waiting until just about a month to go until the draft is that the Bears’ major free agency acquisitions are done and, of course, all underclassmen who are eligible for the draft have already declared. With that in... Read more »

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: A look at safety prospects

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: A look at safety prospects
Safety Prospect Rankings Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama Calvin Pryor, Louisville Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois Deone Bucannon, Washington State Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State Safest pick: Calvin Pryor – One of the top two safety prospects in the draft, Pryor is the safer pick, because, between him and Clinton-Dix, Prior has the best positional flexibility. In coverage, Pryor... Read more »
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Chicago Bears rookie review: Part 1

Chicago Bears rookie review: Part 1
The Chicago Bears’ second draft class under general manager Phil Emery has finished its first season. The class was again headlined by what many considered to be a risky pick in Kyle Long, whose athleticism and potential outmatched any real production of note at the college level. In addition to Long, Emery selected five more... Read more »

Chicago Bears agree to terms with Kyle Long

Chicago Bears agree to terms with Kyle Long
The Bears signed their sixth and final 2013 Draft selection on Friday, inking first-round offensive lineman Kyle Long to a four-year deal that includes a fifth-year option for 2017. Terms were not disclosed, but Long is expected to count roughly $1.5 million against the 2013 cap. Current numbers have not been confirmed, but the Bears... Read more »

Chicago Bears' top 10 draft picks of all time

<strong>No. 10: Jimbo Covert, OT</strong><br> <em>Selected sixth overall in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft</em> <br> </br> James Paul Covert is very likely the greatest left tackle in Chicago Bears’ history. During Covert’s career, the Bears led the NFL in rushing for four consecutive seasons (1983–1986), finishing second only twice (1989 and 1990) and third only once (1988). Perhaps you thank Mr. Walter “Sweetness” Payton for much of that, but Walter entered the league in 1975, and the Bears’ offensive line only began to turn the corner when Covert came to town. <br> </br> Two Pro Bowls, four All Pros, being selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s NFL All-Decade Team in 1990 and being more integral to his team’s era and overall success helped to edge Covert the first spot at No. 10 on my list over a certain third-round selection who has only missed four games through 10 seasons and owns seven Pro Bowl appearances; Lance Briggs.
With the NFL Draft fresh in my mind, and the 2013 regular season seemingly light years away, I got to thinking about doing a sort of blast-from-the-past-draft-post, you might say. And I wondered who would rank as the Chicago Bears’ 10 best draft selections of all time. I had my initial thoughts as to who... Read more »
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Chicago Bears fans must trust Phil Emery for now

Chicago Bears fans must trust Phil Emery for now
Scanning through tweets on Twitter, along with comments on the Chicago Bears’ Facebook page, Thursday night following the team’s selection of Kyle Long in the first round, you would have thought Phil Emery had just committed the crime of the century. Comments ranged from being as simplistic as “Emery is an idiot” to longer tirades... Read more »