Friday Night Draft Open Thread

Friday Night Draft Open Thread

Kyle Long is in the books and slated to started at left guard against the Cincinnati Bengals in early September. (The entire DaBearsBlog team will be at both the Bears opener and the USMNT match against Mexico in Columbus a few days later.) Now we move on to the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft - with the latter anticlimactic unless Phil Emery is able to acquire an additional selection in the next few hours.

As with last night, I'll be providing a bulk of my commentary on Twitter. You can easily follow my Twitter feed on the right side of this page or by simply CLICKING HERE. Once the Bears select a player or players tonight I will have a post up with information regarding the man shortly thereafter.

If you haven't see the video of Justin Pugh receiving his draft night call from the New York Giants, you must see it. Here it is:


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  • Looking forward to Rd 2. Hopefully a stud LB or a speed demon WR.

  • I don't expect the Bears to trade down from 50 unless its only 5 or so spots. They're on the back end of all the leftover first round talent, but even 5 picks might take them out of contention for anyone who we were thinking might be on the board.

    Still available are:
    - Barrett Jones
    - Warford
    - Teo
    - Minter
    - Brown
    - Ertz
    - Escobar
    - Jonathan Banks
    - Justin Hunter

    That's 9 targets with 18 picks on the board. There's a good chance we grab one of those guys at 50. Not so much at 60.

    I'd rather get a sure-fire starter than two backup/developmental guys with an extra pick.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Ton of impact D lineman and playmaking receivers still available as well.

  • thank tobi my man... was doing my best irish impression

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Perfect comeback...

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • Ertz please. Wonder who else is on the top secret A scale of Phil's.

  • thanks Tobi.

    So, where do you guys have B.Jones?

  • I'd like to take this opty to again tell everyone how much I dislike Trent Dilfer.


  • there goes ertz.

    did you see that smokin hot chick sitting next to the honey badger? damn. Does he actually think he's going in the 2nd? thaz craaaaazy.

  • this thing on today? check 1 check 2... hello hello?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think a lot of folks might have been traumatized by the first round experience and are actually afraid to see who tonight's pick is going to be...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Some of us are in the land of nod ... with marshmallows for pillows ...angel cherubs by our side watching over us ... as we pray for Suh-slapping beastly centers ....

  • hahahaha... good one tobi.

    Second solid pick for the lions.

  • WOW... chargers took teo!


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You'll have to keep us posted with all the latest Manti updates from Whales Vagina California.

  • In reply to Shady:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    (Bears' locker room collective sighing)

  • No Teo for you!

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    would rather have brown or minter anyway.

    I do think he'll be a good player in the nfl

  • Looks like Mark Sanchez might be holding a clipboard this season...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Sanchez, Tebow and Geno oh my.

  • my god geno smith has MASSIVE nostrils. Maybe even bigger than judy dench... MAYBE.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha! Even bigger than the character on the first King Crimson album?

  • In reply to tobijohn:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's 'Dame' Judi Dench to you, pleb .....

  • tank carradine looks like a grown ass man. deeeum.

  • Gotta go get a bite to eat. Hold down the fort while I'm gone...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    enjoy my man.

  • well, there goes watson.

    What you guys have here... brown? minter?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Badger, Honey

  • ok, who we takin?

  • Keenan Allen would be the tits.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I don't know... I'm still holding out hope for D'Jinkalage Morgoone. Fleerda.

  • nice of you guys to show up. was getting lonely in here.

    Shaady McNuggest... are you serious? in 2? No way maings.

    I think we go brown or minter. I would be happy with either.

  • i'm pissed the Ertz is gone.

  • minter gone too.

    Dude's 5'11 and ran a 4.8. holy shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Run on 'backers, Kiko Alonso off the board.

  • These are the guys the Bears interviewed in this range...

    [81.1] Robert Alford, DB, Southeast Louisiana (PRI)

    ----2nd rounders----

    [79.8] - Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M (COM)
    [79.4] Mike Glennon, QB, N.C. State (PRI)
    [78.8] Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers (PRI)
    [78.8] Travis Frederick, C/G, Wisc (?)
    [77.5] - Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State (PRI)
    [74.0] B.W. Webb, DB, William & Mary (PRI)
    [73.2] - Brandon Williams, DL, Missouri Southern (SR)
    [73.0] Justin Pugh, OL, Syracuse (COM)
    [72.3] - Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA (SR)
    [71.5] Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina (INT)

    ----3rd rounders----

    [71.0] Brian Schwenke, OL, California (PRI)
    [70.5] Keith Pough, LB, Howard (INT)
    [70.0] Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri (PRI)

  • Actually, I should include more 3rd and 4rth rounders with Emery.

    [68.0] - Josh Evans, S, Florida (EW)
    [67.4] Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M (PRI)
    [67.1] Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon (PRI)
    [67.0] - Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech (COM)
    [62.2] Jon Bostic, LB, Florida (PRI)

    ----4rth rounders----

    [63.7] - Zach Line, RB/FB, SMU (EW)
    [60.1] - Brandon McGee, DB, Miami (PRI)
    [60.0] - Stefphon Jefferson, RB, Nevada (COM)
    [59.6] Melvin White-CB Lousiana-Lafayette (?)
    [56.7] - Robert Lester, DB, Alabama (SR#)
    [56.0] - Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky (EW)
    [54.8] - Bradley McDougald, S, Kansas (EW)
    [52.0] - Edmond Kugbila, OL, Valdosta State (PRI)

  • Khaseem Greene makes sense.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I think so to, esp with Minter, Te'o, Kiko gone.

  • alonso gone.

  • ah, fuck.

    I liked Kiko. Dang.

  • Short, Minter, Alonso, all gone. Please don't tell me we're stuck with Arthur Brown who won't even start at LB.

  • justin puge gone $.

    Fuck, we're taking glennon aren't we?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that would be a huge waste. fucking huge. He's Nathan Enderle and if he played for the Bears for the last 4 years we would have lost countless games. Fucking waste.

  • this is my fear yonny. this is my fear.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If Emery is truly rebuilding, Glennon would be his man.

  • rebuilding in the year following a season where we were a cunt hair from 12-4 would be fucking retarded.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know, I'm just including all of them, and we can scratch them off the list.

    Might go CB here.

    Still some talent left there, and we need a nickle and insurance for next year.

  • badger?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We don't have 3rd, so if we're going to reach, we should do it properly.

  • this 2nd round is not going the way I want it to.

  • and the first did!?!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:



  • escobar, whale's vagina U... gone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My guy!

  • if we pick a RB or Arthur Brown i'm blacking out immediately.

  • why you so down on #4 baby?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i want a starter and i'm sorry but Arthur Brown is not beating out Lance Briggs, DJ Williams and James Anderson in anything but a "carry my fucking pads rookie" contest.

  • fuck, if we go glennon I will be off the phill emery bandwaggon officially. Period.

    I will NOT be happy.

    Common phill, make it a good one maings. here we go boys...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    if the pick isn't in yet it means we wanted Hankins at DT and now we're going to fucking piss it away.

  • Jamar Taylor CB still on the board?

  • OG Warford?
    OLB Collins?
    LB Brown?

  • Bears on der clock.

  • Its gotta be arthur brown right?

  • Anyone?


  • Bostic, ok.

  • oh my god... did you see that hit?!?!


    The 'experts' love him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    More of an olb, more of a successor to Briggs than Urlacher.

  • From NFP:

    STRENGTHS - Bostic is a very patient player, will sit in the zone in pass coverage and will not over-commit to a play too often. He has very good footwork and if he does commit too quickly, he has a good change of direction to recover and make a play on the ball. On pass rush/blitz, Bostic has good initial quickness and the speed to get the corner and pressure the quarterback and make a play. He is a sound tackler, who uses good form most of the time. He uses his hands well to take on and stay free from OL blocks on the 2nd level, which enables him to consistently make tackles on runs at him.

    WEAKNESSES - While he displays good short area quickness, Bostic has not shown the explosive closing ability to make big, impact plays. At times he does not follow through on tackle after making initial contact, which allows ball carrier to break his tackle. He lacks the top end speed to run with TE down the seam and to pickup and stay with RB on "wheel" route down the sideline. Being tight in the hips hinders his ability to adjust quickly when receiver crosses his face. When he does not stay free from OL blocker and they get ahold of him, he lacks the strength to consistently anchor and can be ridden out of the play.

    SUMMARY - Bostic is a guy who possesses the athleticism, quickness and reaction to become a contributor in the NFL, although I do not see him as a starting LB. He gets moving at the snap quickly, has patience and reacts well to the play. He will not over-commit, will stand his ground and has the quickness to make the play in a small area. However, I would like to see him explode to the play better. He needs to finish plays better when he gets close them. He can change direction okay when he anticipates having to, but when he gets faked he is slow to change directions and lacks the burst to recover and get back into the play. Bostic lacks the playing speed to make plays consistently outside of the OT box - Basically, he can be productive in a small area. While he has quick hands and uses them well to stay free from OL blocks, he lacks great strength and can be ridden out of the play if the OL can lock up on him. Overall, Bostic is worthy of a late round pick as I believe he can challenge to make a roster as a backup linebacker and special teams player. However, he is not someone I believe can be a starter and will struggle to carve out a long NFL career.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    To follow up on NFPs analysis. Here's what they say about him on

    Bostic, 6'1 245 (4.61 40). 65th best player overall according to Mayock.

    Downhill Mike linebacker attacks lanes in the run game, often running through reach-blocks to get to his target. Immediately presses with hands on contact with good pad level to create space to work. Brings power to his tackles, stopping momentum and sometimes throwing bigger ballcarriers to the ground. Stuffs fullback blocks and holds his ground to stop linemen if unable to beat their blocks. Flashes the ability to pop off or swipe away linemen with his hands to grab backs in his immediate area. Does not mind getting in on piles or cleaning them up. Fights to take care of his responsibility, working the blocks all the way to the edge. Hustles in coverage, knows responsibilities on the tight end/running back and works to limit yards after catch. Sniffs out screens and secures the stop. Has experience at inside linebacker in both a three man front and four man front. Vocal leader that moves teammates to their correct spots.
    Thickly built chest and shoulders but quickness is lacking. Won't be able to makes wasted moves after first step due to lack of burst. Has difficulties consistently get off better offensive lineman blocks and can be stiff-armed by longer ballcarriers. Hits with shoulder too often against the run, allows him to get sucked into offensive lineman's block rather than being able to make a play on the football. Overrun plays at times, lacks elite change of direction ability to recover. Closing speed to the ball is average, quicker ballcarriers elude his advances through the hole and mobile quarterbacks can run away from him. Almost gallops in the open field, won't catch pro backs and receivers from behind without help. Cut blocks at the second level give him issues. His eyes move faster than his feet can in terms of diagnosing the play and reacting.
    NFL Comparison
    Andra Davis
    Bottom Line
    Bostic is an absolute hammer in the middle of the Gators defense, especially against the run. He fights to take out blockers and to accomplish his assignment, but when he attacks with his shoulder Bostic fails to make a play on the football.. Even though he’s not as tall as some coaches would like, his production (he led the Gators with 94 tackles as a junior), onfield attitude and instincts for the ball make him a potential mid-round pick and gives him a chance to eventually earn a starting job at the next level.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    McKayla Maroney is not impressed.

  • Wow....I thought Brown

  • i thought you were supposed to draft starters in rd 1 and 2. thank god we didn't trade up. I mean, god forbid we give up our shitty 4th round pick to move up to 35 instead of 50.


  • I'm confused. we needed OL and ILB in this draft.

    You hated the brown pick, who would you have taken at the spot yonny?

    Also, can phil now sell out a bit and get us b. jones ASAP please!

  • wow that is the ugliest... whateverthefuckthatis. a suit?

  • Much like the 1st, eh.

    Bostic might be able to start at SAM.


    Can't say Emery doesn't fill needs, no matter what.

  • Start at SAM? Are you high? Bostic will be lucky to have as many tackles in his fucking career as James Anderson had in 2011.

  • I'm trying to be optimistic here lol

  • He looks like an OLB to me. And he fits the bill need wise. Good pick. Probably.

  • What I take from that: "Overall, Bostic is worthy of a late round pick as I believe he can challenge to make a roster as a backup linebacker and special teams player. However, he is not someone I believe can be a starter and will struggle to carve out a long NFL career."

  • In reply to BearDown85:

    That sounds like a 2nd round pick right? Why the hell can't Chicago hire someone who knows how to draft?

  • Wow, 9ers with TE Vance McDonald and Davis. Holy shit.

    That's how it's done, son.

  • And now the current Super Bowl Champion Ravens take Arthur Brown...but they don't know how to draft right...Emery has this thing nailed.....SMH

  • Seems like a safe LB pick, nothing flashy or sexy, but a guy who can excel on specials immediately and possibly gain a starting role in a couple years.

  • I stuck my neck out for the Long pick but I can say that this was a waste

  • New Thread, with Bostic vids.

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