Jerry Angelo Discusses Bears Draft Stategery

Jerry Angelo discussed the Bears’ draft strategery.  (I know it’s strategy, but I’m not sure Jerry does!)  Check out this clip courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

Right off the bat, I just HATE their philosophy.  Figure out 4 guys that you’d settle for at #29 and if at least a few of them are there, you can trade down.  Why not target an impact player, a difference maker and find a way to move UP and get him if necessary.

It’s becoming clear that the Bears will follow their usual routine and trade down out of the first round, so feel free to make plans next Thursday night, the first round of the draft.  The Bears are hosting a draft party and fan expo.  Do you think it’s a coincidence that neither of those events is on Thursday and the Ultimate Fan Party isn’t until Friday?

The other day Brad Biggs outlined when Jerry Angelo traded down with his top selection .  It’s enough to make your stomach turn, especially when you see some of the guys they passed on.  Follow this link at your own risk and bring your own barf bag.

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  • Rich

    Take into account these five categories on a scale of 1-10:
    1. Production / Skill set / Ability
    2. Character / Work Epic / Attitude
    3. Durability / Injury History
    4. Overall Team Needs at players position
    5. Quantity of prospects available at team needed position and skill set

    This is assuming the players on your draftboard already fit the teams style of play. Trade down only if the deal is way lopsided in your favor. Or you could just do it the way you have been.

  • Boomer


    I think your method is way more detailed than the Bears’ eeny, meany, miney, moe draft strategy that they’ve used in recent years. Good idea!

    I don’t think anyone is making a deal if it’s way lopsided in another team’s favor except maybe Al Davis of the Raiders.