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NBC's most recent list of top 100 prospects lists the first RB at 35 and includes eight RBs ranked between 35 and 90 with the Bears first pick at 87.

35. Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama                *****                 

36. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke                                      

37. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri                                          

38. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple                                      

39. Darnell Savage, S, Maryland                                

40. Irv Smith, TE, Alabama                                         

41. Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington                                        

42. Nassir Adderley, FS, Delaware                                           

43. Chase Winovich, LB, Michigan                                           

44. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State                                       

45. Jaylon Ferguson, DE, La. Tech                                           

46. L.J Collier, DE, TCU                                 

47. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia                                     

48. Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama                                  

49. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State                                        

50. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida                                           

51. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State      *****                                    

52. Oshane Ximines, DE, ODU                                   

53. Dre'Mont Jones, DE/DT, Ohio State                                 

54. Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State                                       

55. Connor McGovern, G, Penn State                                     

56. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia                                    

57. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame                              

58. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State                                   

59. Gerald Willis, DT, Miami                                       

60. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama                                        

61. Ryan Finley, QB, NC State      

62. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson                                            

63. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State                                 

64. Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis                                      

65. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford                                

66. Zach Allen, DE, Boston College                                          

67. Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB, Kentucky                                      

68. Damian Harris, RB, Alabama                               

69. Jachai Polite, LB, Florida                                      

70. Chuma Edoga, T, USC                                           

71. David Long, CB, Michigan                                    

72. Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State                                        

73. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State                                     

74. Joe Jackson, DE, Miami                                        

75. Amani Hooker, S, Iowa                                         

76. Yodny Cajuste, T, West Virginia                                         

77. Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State                                

78. Chuma Edoga, T, USC                                           

79. David Long, CB, Michigan                                    

80. Greg Little, T, Mississippi                                     

81. Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M    *****                             

82. Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas                                

83. D'Andre Walker, LB, Georgia                              

84. Michael Jordan, G, Ohio State                                           

85. Dawson Knox, TE, Mississippi                                            

86. David Edwards, T, Wisconsin                              

87. Andy Isabella, WR, Umass                                   

88. Dru Samia, G, Oklahoma                                      

89. Christian Miller, LB, Alabama                              

90. Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic   *****  

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/2019-nfl-draft-updated-big-board-expands-100-nick-bosa-rises-above-all

***** Four of the eight are on the list that has had private visits with the Bears. Singletary and Williams of course within the closest range of the Bears first pick. 

Is there anyone there we like that is not a RB that would be considered BPA at 87?

88. Dru Samia, G, Oklahoma      

He's got a nasty streak and finishes his blocks well... he would sure up the G position in case Long gets injured.

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What will the future bring? We shall see, won't we!

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Ryan Pace expects Chicago Bears to sign 18-20 undrafted players

ByMatt Eurich 16 hours ago

The Chicago Bears will be limited in this year's NFL Draft in terms of selections due to a pair of trades last offseason. Chicago does not hold selections in either the first or second round of this year's draft after deals to acquire Khalil Mack and to select Anthony Miller in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

General manager Ryan Pace knows he is going to need to find impact players in other ways this offseason. When speaking with the media on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the draft, Pace noted he expects the team to sign 18-20 undrafted free agents this year, via Jeff Joniak of Bears Radio.

The good news is that Pace has been good at identifying talent when it comes to undrafted free agents. Pace took over as general manager in 2015 and immediately found a pair of future contributors in wide receiver Cameron Meredith and cornerback Bryce Callahan. He also found a pair of players in linebackers Jonathan Anderson and John Timu who later went on to make starts for the team.

Meredith caught 11 passes for 120 yards in his rookie season before a breakout campaign in 2016. He ended that season with 66 catches for 888 yards with four touchdowns. He missed the entire 2017 season due to an injury. Pace was criticized by some for only placing an original round tender on Meredith after the 2017 season and watching him get signed away by the New Orleans Saints. Meredith went on to catch just nine passes for 114 yards with one touchdown in six games last season for the Saints.

Callahan developed into a solid contributor for Chicago despite numerous struggles with injuries. He recorded 123 tackles, four sacks, 21 pass deflections, four interceptions and one forced fumble in four seasons. He signed with the Denver Broncos this offseason.

Pace then found another contributor in the undrafted free agent market in 2016 in the form of UTEP's Roy Robertson-Harris. The young defender has developed into a key part of Chicago's defensive line the last two seasons. He has recorded 35 tackles, five sacks and three pass deflections in the last two seasons.

The 2017 UDFA cycle had Pace finding a trio of developmental players who are still on the roster in defensive lineman Rashaad Coward, wide receiver Tanner Gentry and outside linebacker Isaiah Irving. Coward made the move from nose tackle on the defensive side of the ball to right tackle last offseason on the offensive side of the ball. Pace also found a contributor for the organization in the UDFA pile after last year's draft in the form of cornerback Kevin Toliver. He appeared in 15 games for the team with one start. Toliver ended the year with 16 tackles and two pass deflections.

Even though the Bears do not hold an early selection in this year's NFL Draft that does not mean the pressure will not be on Pace to find contributors even when the draft is over.

What will the future bring? We shall see, won't we!

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Ryan Pace's five worst draft picks for the Chicago Bears

ByMatt Eurich Apr 22, 10:05 AM

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace hs a lot to smile about these days. He saw his team go 12-4 last season, the organization made the playoffs for the first time since he took over in 2015, rookie head coach Matt Nagy won the NFL's Coach of the Year award and Pace won the league's Executive of the Year award.

Pace has proven he can build a team that can go the playoffs and now he has to prove that the team can have sustained success. The biggest area in which he needs to have success is in the NFL Draft. Prior to finding a pair of All-Pros in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Tarik Cohen and Eddie Jackson, Pace was hit with a lot of criticism for previous draft selections.

In order to be better in the future, he must learn from the past. Below is a look at his worst draft picks heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.

5.) OL Jordan Morgan - 5th round, 2017 NFL Draft

Jordan Morgan seemed like a potential replacement at the guard position for Josh Sitton in the future when the Bears took him in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. He struggled with injuries in his first offseason with the club before missing his entire rookie year on injured reserve. He found himself near the bottom of the depth chart last offseason and was let go by the Bears before the start of the year.

He later spent time on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans before signing with the New York Jets this offseason. Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle was taken one spot ahead of him in that draft.

4.) OL Tayo Fabuluje - 6th round, 2015 NFL Draft

Tayo Fabuluje was drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 draft with development in mind. Fabuluje was a mountain of a man who was credited with being very athletic for someone of his size. Some believed his best role would have been on the inside at guard.

He was later suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Roughly a year after he was drafted the Bears released Fabuluje. He later signed with the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League in 2017 before signing with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF last October. He was released after the team held a minicamp. He later latched on with the Memphis Express before not making the final roster.

3.) DB Deiondre' Hall - 4th round, 2016 NFL Draft

Deiondre' Hall had a lot of potential for the Bears. He flashed during the preseason of his rookie year and led some to draw comparisons to Bears legend Charles Tillman. He saw action in eight games as a rookie and ended the year with nine tackles, three pass deflections and one interception. He was then arrested during the 2017 offseason following an incident that took place outside of a bar. He was later charged with interference, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

An injury in the preseason kept him off the field for the majority of the 2017 campaign before he appeared in two games. He was then suspended one game for the 2018 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The Bears traded Hall to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2019 seventh-round pick before the start of the 2018 regular season. He recorded four tackles in 13 games for Philadelphia. 

2.) OL Hroniss Grasu - 3rd round, 2015 NFL Draft

Hroniss Grasu was pegged as someone who was too small for the NFL and that showed during his run with the Bears organization. He made eight starts during the 2015 season and appeared set to compete for a starting job in 2016 before going down with a season-ending knee injury. Grasu started four games in 2017 with six appearances and was let go by Chicago before the start of the 2018 season.

Grasu appeared in three games with one start for the Baltimore Ravens before landing with the Miami Dolphins during the 2018 season. Graus signed with the Tennessee Titans this offseason.

The hope all along was for Grasu to become an anchor on the interior of the offensive line. He proved to be an athletic center at Oregon and some of that translated to the NFL. His biggest issue was dealing with power and strength at the point of attack.

1.) WR Kevin White - 1st round (7th overall), 2015 NFL Draft

No surprise here with Kevin White coming in at the top spot. White was considered one of the top options in the 2015 NFL Draft and expectations were high when the Bears took him seventh overall.

He missed his entire rookie season with a shin injury before appearing in just four games in his second season. He capped off his third year by getting placed on injured reserve following the first game of the year. He remained healthy all of last offseason but was overtaken on the depth chart by the likes of Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller and Josh Bellamy.

White ended his Bears career with 25 catches for 282 yards without scoring a touchdown. 19 of those receptions came in the four games he played in 2016.

What will the future bring? We shall see, won't we!

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Ryan Pace's five worst draft picks for the Chicago Bears

ByMatt Eurich Apr 22, 10:05 AM

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace hs a lot to smile about these days. He saw his team go 12-4 last season, the organization made the playoffs for the first time since he took over in 2015, rookie head coach Matt Nagy won the NFL's Coach of the Year award and Pace won the league's Executive of the Year award.

Pace has proven he can build a team that can go the playoffs and now he has to prove that the team can have sustained success. The biggest area in which he needs to have success is in the NFL Draft. Prior to finding a pair of All-Pros in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Tarik Cohen and Eddie Jackson, Pace was hit with a lot of criticism for previous draft selections.

In order to be better in the future, he must learn from the past. Below is a look at his worst draft picks heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.

5.) OL Jordan Morgan - 5th round, 2017 NFL Draft

Jordan Morgan seemed like a potential replacement at the guard position for Josh Sitton in the future when the Bears took him in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. He struggled with injuries in his first offseason with the club before missing his entire rookie year on injured reserve. He found himself near the bottom of the depth chart last offseason and was let go by the Bears before the start of the year.

He later spent time on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans before signing with the New York Jets this offseason. Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle was taken one spot ahead of him in that draft.

4.) OL Tayo Fabuluje - 6th round, 2015 NFL Draft

Tayo Fabuluje was drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 draft with development in mind. Fabuluje was a mountain of a man who was credited with being very athletic for someone of his size. Some believed his best role would have been on the inside at guard.

He was later suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Roughly a year after he was drafted the Bears released Fabuluje. He later signed with the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League in 2017 before signing with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF last October. He was released after the team held a minicamp. He later latched on with the Memphis Express before not making the final roster.

3.) DB Deiondre' Hall - 4th round, 2016 NFL Draft

Deiondre' Hall had a lot of potential for the Bears. He flashed during the preseason of his rookie year and led some to draw comparisons to Bears legend Charles Tillman. He saw action in eight games as a rookie and ended the year with nine tackles, three pass deflections and one interception. He was then arrested during the 2017 offseason following an incident that took place outside of a bar. He was later charged with interference, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

An injury in the preseason kept him off the field for the majority of the 2017 campaign before he appeared in two games. He was then suspended one game for the 2018 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The Bears traded Hall to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2019 seventh-round pick before the start of the 2018 regular season. He recorded four tackles in 13 games for Philadelphia. 

2.) OL Hroniss Grasu - 3rd round, 2015 NFL Draft

Hroniss Grasu was pegged as someone who was too small for the NFL and that showed during his run with the Bears organization. He made eight starts during the 2015 season and appeared set to compete for a starting job in 2016 before going down with a season-ending knee injury. Grasu started four games in 2017 with six appearances and was let go by Chicago before the start of the 2018 season.

Grasu appeared in three games with one start for the Baltimore Ravens before landing with the Miami Dolphins during the 2018 season. Graus signed with the Tennessee Titans this offseason.

The hope all along was for Grasu to become an anchor on the interior of the offensive line. He proved to be an athletic center at Oregon and some of that translated to the NFL. His biggest issue was dealing with power and strength at the point of attack.

1.) WR Kevin White - 1st round (7th overall), 2015 NFL Draft

No surprise here with Kevin White coming in at the top spot. White was considered one of the top options in the 2015 NFL Draft and expectations were high when the Bears took him seventh overall.

He missed his entire rookie season with a shin injury before appearing in just four games in his second season. He capped off his third year by getting placed on injured reserve following the first game of the year. He remained healthy all of last offseason but was overtaken on the depth chart by the likes of Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller and Josh Bellamy.

White ended his Bears career with 25 catches for 282 yards without scoring a touchdown. 19 of those receptions came in the four games he played in 2016.

My take away from that... if you read each blurp... 4 out of the 5 of them got injured which lead to their failures in Chicago... only one of those picks was out and out bad and Fabuluje was worth the risk in the 6th round that year... also telling is that 3 of them were from 2015 as well...

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The Shadow wrote:

Ryan Pace's five worst draft picks for the Chicago Bears

ByMatt Eurich Apr 22, 10:05 AM

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace hs a lot to smile about these days. He saw his team go 12-4 last season, the organization made the playoffs for the first time since he took over in 2015, rookie head coach Matt Nagy won the NFL's Coach of the Year award and Pace won the league's Executive of the Year award.

Pace has proven he can build a team that can go the playoffs and now he has to prove that the team can have sustained success. The biggest area in which he needs to have success is in the NFL Draft. Prior to finding a pair of All-Pros in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Tarik Cohen and Eddie Jackson, Pace was hit with a lot of criticism for previous draft selections.

In order to be better in the future, he must learn from the past. Below is a look at his worst draft picks heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.

5.) OL Jordan Morgan - 5th round, 2017 NFL Draft

Jordan Morgan seemed like a potential replacement at the guard position for Josh Sitton in the future when the Bears took him in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. He struggled with injuries in his first offseason with the club before missing his entire rookie year on injured reserve. He found himself near the bottom of the depth chart last offseason and was let go by the Bears before the start of the year.

He later spent time on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans before signing with the New York Jets this offseason. Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle was taken one spot ahead of him in that draft.

4.) OL Tayo Fabuluje - 6th round, 2015 NFL Draft

Tayo Fabuluje was drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 draft with development in mind. Fabuluje was a mountain of a man who was credited with being very athletic for someone of his size. Some believed his best role would have been on the inside at guard.

He was later suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Roughly a year after he was drafted the Bears released Fabuluje. He later signed with the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League in 2017 before signing with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF last October. He was released after the team held a minicamp. He later latched on with the Memphis Express before not making the final roster.

3.) DB Deiondre' Hall - 4th round, 2016 NFL Draft

Deiondre' Hall had a lot of potential for the Bears. He flashed during the preseason of his rookie year and led some to draw comparisons to Bears legend Charles Tillman. He saw action in eight games as a rookie and ended the year with nine tackles, three pass deflections and one interception. He was then arrested during the 2017 offseason following an incident that took place outside of a bar. He was later charged with interference, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

An injury in the preseason kept him off the field for the majority of the 2017 campaign before he appeared in two games. He was then suspended one game for the 2018 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The Bears traded Hall to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2019 seventh-round pick before the start of the 2018 regular season. He recorded four tackles in 13 games for Philadelphia. 

2.) OL Hroniss Grasu - 3rd round, 2015 NFL Draft

Hroniss Grasu was pegged as someone who was too small for the NFL and that showed during his run with the Bears organization. He made eight starts during the 2015 season and appeared set to compete for a starting job in 2016 before going down with a season-ending knee injury. Grasu started four games in 2017 with six appearances and was let go by Chicago before the start of the 2018 season.

Grasu appeared in three games with one start for the Baltimore Ravens before landing with the Miami Dolphins during the 2018 season. Graus signed with the Tennessee Titans this offseason.

The hope all along was for Grasu to become an anchor on the interior of the offensive line. He proved to be an athletic center at Oregon and some of that translated to the NFL. His biggest issue was dealing with power and strength at the point of attack.

1.) WR Kevin White - 1st round (7th overall), 2015 NFL Draft

No surprise here with Kevin White coming in at the top spot. White was considered one of the top options in the 2015 NFL Draft and expectations were high when the Bears took him seventh overall.

He missed his entire rookie season with a shin injury before appearing in just four games in his second season. He capped off his third year by getting placed on injured reserve following the first game of the year. He remained healthy all of last offseason but was overtaken on the depth chart by the likes of Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller and Josh Bellamy.

White ended his Bears career with 25 catches for 282 yards without scoring a touchdown. 19 of those receptions came in the four games he played in 2016.

My take away from that... if you read each blurp... 4 out of the 5 of them got injured which lead to their failures in Chicago... only one of those picks was out and out bad and Fabuluje was worth the risk in the 6th round that year... also telling is that 3 of them were from 2015 as well...

That was my take also.

The only real misses were in the 1st and 3rd rounds. Late rounders are a crap shoot anyway.

What will the future bring? We shall see, won't we!

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Today is Draft Day!

Man, this is too long to wait after the Combine......and dragging the draft through 3 days is ridiculous. Go back to the Saturday/Sunday format. Granted few people watched Sunday, but at least Saturday was interesting enough to follow. This new televised overhyped format is just a bit too much WWE these days. Glad I can skip the first round tonight as it is the worst of the three. Takes way too long to call out 32 names.

What will the future bring? We shall see, won't we!

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Here's a run down of all the Bear's picks with video highlights....

 

https://spark.adobe.com/page/OjMy5IedqmMJQ/?w=45_8968

 

Check it out!

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Corn Cob wrote:

Here's a run down of all the Bear's picks with video highlights....

 

https://spark.adobe.com/page/OjMy5IedqmMJQ/?w=45_8968

 

Check it out!

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