Tag:Mock Draft
Posted on: April 14, 2008 2:08 pm

Final Mock Draft, read and comment or else

Ladies and Gents, boys and girls, spring in is the air.  It is getting nicer out and of course, its raining like a biotch......anyways, its my final mock draft.  Everyones got their opinions, heres mine. 

1-Rashard Mendenhall, RB (Illinois)--Yes everyone, i have seen the Johnathan Stewart workout video on ESPN, and yes he is one ripped SOB.  But lets not stray from the fact that there is no way he would fit the Bears offense.  Injury aside, hes from a west coast, speed option offense, and thats how he will excel.  He would be a fit for Michael Vick, not Rex or Kyle Orton.  Mendenhall is a better fit, hes got lean speed and power that the Bears salivate over.  All OTs are pretty much the same, they will be good, but sometimes you just gotta take the risks.  Look what happened with Walter Payton and Gale Sayers.  Both had abysmal lines at the beginning of their careers.  Im not saying Mendenhall is the next Payton by any means, but is worth taking a gamble.

2-Anthony Collins, OT (Kansas)--Yes the OL needs fixing if we havent noticed with about hundreds of posts saying so.  Collins is young, and can compliment Tait in a year at least.  Maybe even less.  He anchored the line that took Kansas to a BCS game.  If Cherilus or Baker is available at 44, take him, if not, Collins is the man.

3a-Roy Scheuning, OG (Oregon State)--Im huge on Chilo Rachal, as are the Bears.  But hes a projected a early 2nd round pick.  If getting the 7th pick of the 3rd round gets him, then by all means.  But as a realist, hes not going to be there.  Scheuning is the next best option.

3b-Tommy Zbikowski, SS (Notre Dame)--After Phillips and Marcus Griffin, Tommy is the next best.  Hes faster, quicker, and smarter looking than Adam Archuleta was coming out of college.  Griffin wont fall this far, and Jamar Adams is someone the Bears have never even heard of.  Tommy has worked out with the Bears privately 2 times, i think theres interest.

4-Colt Brennan,  QB (Hawaii)--I thank Jiggadhu for showing the foxsports.com article about Colt's interview, and apparently both the Bears and Brennan are interested in eachother.  We all know the Bears can pick prematurely, but i think they take him now.  Hes bulked up from 180 to 218, so hes clearly showing hes taking the NFL seriously.  Josh Johnson is a fraud, and will be no better than a Tavaris Jackson.  Just remember, Curtis Enis had a good combine to.......I dont think Josh will amount to anything more than a watered down Michael Vick, and thats giving him more credit than hes due.  He picked on abysmal secondaries.......If Johnson was in the Pac 10 or other big conference, he would be a bust.

5-Mike Gibson, OT (California)--Depth is always a plus.  Gibson is a big body that was huge at Cal.  He is the reason the QB had time to throw to Desean Jackson.  Could be Tait's replacement in a couple years.

6-J Leman, LB (Illinois)--He is a beast.  His stock dropped so after the injury.  He could be a fantastic fill-in down the road. 

7a-Jason Rivers, WR (Hawaii)--Colt will need a friend to talk to, and another target to throw to when he gets his shot.  I love Davonne Bess and Ryan Grice-Mullen but i dont think they will fall this far.  Rivers is 6'2 and runs a 4.49 40 time, and will definitely help more than Brandon Rideau or Mike Hass ever will. 

7b-Jehu Caulcrick, RB/FB (Michigan State)--Has amazing power/speed combo.  Could push Jason McKie for a starting spot in a year or two......Could be a great late round steal.

7c-Marcus Coleman, C (Wisconsin)--Olin Kreutz is old, Patrick Manelly is older.  Time to groom a successor in a couple years or so.  The Big 10 is very well known for O linemen, and Coleman could be a steal.

7d-Pierre Garcon, WR (Mount Union)--Another WR project.  He a D3 stud who has unbelievable speed and hands.  Is a taller version of Wes Welker.  Could be a great slot man for some years.  Again, Rideau and Hass wont see light of day, much like David Ball didnt. 

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Category: NFL
Posted on: March 31, 2008 5:25 pm

Offseason and mock draft(should be my last...)

Many things have changed guys and gals.  Players have gotten injured, others have moved, while some are still available.  Yes, the Bears can still make their move for depth purposes, and there still are some good looking free agents left.  So quit your crying that Jake Scott, Ryan Lilja, and Alan Faneca are unavailable(some of us still are.....no names.) 

Free agency wise, there are still some young OL for backup purposes, and hell, even starters because they are so bad.  Cory Lekkerkerker is 26 and still is available.  He has great size (6'7) and is quick.  The Dolphins have not resigned him yet, and dont seem to be looking like they will.  Blaine Saipaia was released by the Lions, and could come very cheap for depth usage.  He may not seem like the best household name around, but sure could help out more than what we see now.  He is 29, and may be looked at because we all have seen that Jerry Angelo likes veterans.  David Stewart is a RFA with the Titans, but no signs of progress seem imminent with his deal.  He is also a big body(6'7) and can be very useful if we can pry him from Tennessee.  He is 25.  Another potential RFA that is young at OT is Willy Svitek.  It is not known what the Chiefs are planning to do with him.  Any one of these or others will be better help than what we have seen, even if they are depth.

The Bears, regardless of who is acquired prior to the draft have needs (in no particular order) OT, OG, RB, QB, SS, WR.  It has come to my attention that.  There have been many Pre-draft rumors, and i have and have not taken them into account(some were just useless.)  So here it goes.......

1-Rashard Mendenhall, RB (Illinois)--I did think that we definitely needed a OT here.   Jiggadhu and myself have overstated, after Ryan Clady and Jake Long the next 6-7 are the same level.  Mendenhall is too good to pass up, and everyone is passing up that the Bears are interested because he hasn't "worked out" with them.  Thats BS, hes about 2 hours south of Chicago, so Ron Turner, Smith, and scouts dont have to do anything more than hop in a car and drive.  Everyone overlooks that, even Judge, Prisco, and everyone else.  To add to that, Mendenhall was part of the last class that Turner had recruited before Zook took over, so one can imagine he's on the radar.  He is the best pick available.

2-Anthony Collins, OT (Kansas)--Great fit for the abysmal line.  Now if Baker or Cherilus is available at 44, expect them to be picked.  But in the meantime, Nicks and Collins will be considered here, and I like Collins, preferably because he is younger, and helped anchor Kansas' great OL last year helping them to the BCS. 

3a-Mike McGlynn, OG (Pitt)--Next best OG after Chilo Rachal and Roy Sheuning.  The Bears are in love with Chilo after working out with him, and if moving to the 7th pick in the 3rd round can get him, expect him.  McGlynn is the next best choice.

3b-Tom Zbikowski, SS (Notre Dame)--Bears need Safety help, and Tommy has worked out with the Bears twice.  Hometown kid and a good 3rd round pick.  Expect him to be what Archuleta should have been.

4-Davonne Bess, WR (Hawaii)--I know Adrian Arrington could be available, and this pick is a little biased because i dont trust Michigan WRs.  But Bess has fantastic speed like Berrian, and better hands.  His blocking may be a little sub-par, but he can definitely work on that.

5-Corey Clark, OT (Texas A&M)--More help at OL.  Could take John Tait's place in a few years when his stint with the Bears is over.  Others are good picks, such as Mike Gibson, but Clark is young and a good run/pass protector, what the Bears need.

6-Nick Hill, QB (SIU)--The Bears tend to pick players prematurely, and at times it does work.  Hill has been a favorite for a while, and I think it will be between him and Colt Brennan.  Hill is the prototype size for a QB, with nothing terribly special, but doesnt have many flaws.  He could be a nice sleeper.

7-Marcus Coleman, C (Wisconsin)--Olin Kreutz is 32, i dont know how old Patrick Manelly is, but he is older, time to groom the new kid.  Big 10 can make some quality linemen, so i like either Coleman or John Masters out of Michigan State.

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