Sean Tomlinson (no relation to LaDanian as best I could tell), of TheScore.com, the Canadian sports blog and not my favorite Chicago Sports Radio station, asked me to field a few questions to preview the Chicago Bears for the draft. Here’s a preview of my preview:
1. There are a few directions the Bears could go in the first round, but let’s start with defensive end. The pursuit of Mario Williams was unsuccessful, so with Israel Idonije aging will Emery be targeting a running mate for Julius Peppers?
Once the Bears pulled off the trade for Brandon Marshall, their chances to sign Super Mario went from slim to none. They even had a backup plan to try to nab up-and-comer Jeremy Mincey, but he chose to re-sign with the Jaguars. Lovie Smith’s Cover-2 defense is predicated on pressuring the quarterback without blitzing, so a strong pass rush is crucial. Expect the Bears to invest a high round pick in a defensive end.
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