Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Emery's Chicago Bears Pre-Draft Press Conference

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery addressed the assembled media to conduct his annual pre-draft press conference.  He touched on many of the items we’re dying to know more about as the Bears prepare for next week’s draft.  Let’s head out to the Twitterverse for some of the highlights from the best beat writers: 

On players they like at #20:

On the possibility of a first round trade:



On how the Brian Urlacher situation played out, Phil Emery kept meatball hopes alive:

and he would handle it the same way again…

It makes it seem like he’s trying to pin the split on Urlacher:

On the strengths of the draft

On the types of players the Bears are looking for

When it comes to the draft, keep in mind that this is the season of misdirection and misinformation.  Emery could be putting info out there just to get other teams looking in the wrong direction.

With all that Phil Emery told us about trading down and drawing interest from other teams, it almost makes me think the Bears are angling to trade up.  Try to cut through the smokescreen and tell me what you took from Emery’s comments.


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  • John Mack

    Emery lists CB, S, DL and OL as strongest areas of draft. Calls TE and WR above average. RB and QB average. #Bears — Jeff Dickerson

    No mention of LB at all…hmmm that’s not telegraphing! lol

    Something else that is funny, and thank you side news feed is how Tavon Austion and Cordelle Patterson are the coveted WRs when only a month and a half ago Keenan Allen was all the rage. Guess the combine separates the men from the boys.