Bears turn to offense in round 2

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Oct 19, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Southern California Trojans center Marcus Martin (66) during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame defeated USC 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 19, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Southern California Trojans center Marcus Martin (66) during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame defeated USC 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Imagine if you will, the Bears at 14 draft that one missing piece to their defense, a corner back.  It doesn’t matter if it is Dennard, Gilbert or Fuller. Once that is done the Bears defense is in good shape heading into the 2014 season. Sure, Emery will add a defensive tackle and safety, but he can do that later rounds.  As the second round proceeds and the 51st pick looms, Emery nods to Trestman and without a blink they turn to the offense,

Surprised? Not me.  The Chicago Bears are an offensive football team, and they have holes of their own.  I know most of the fan base is still reeling from last seasons defensive debacle.   There is no doubt, regardless of what happened, the defense suffered, but sill the Bears were one play away to the playoffs.   The Bears history is steeped in great defenses, but the tide has changed in the NFL, it’s about offense.

As the Bears go on the clock for the second round, Emery pulls out Trestman’s wish list. He glances at it and then decides which of the five names on the list he will choose.  We are fortunate enough to peek over his shoulder and see the names.  We looked stunned as we can’t believe it, but we should, for Emery is a wild card when it comes to the draft and to think he will follow conventional wisdom is dangerous.  Here are the five names Emery’s thumb moves over as he get’s ready to make the call …

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  • jaime

    So if Garropolo is there at 51 they’ll take Murray after an ACL injury?

    • John Vassar

      He had an excellent Pro Day and his knee looked fine. He was a four year starter in a program that is pro orientated. On paper, with what Trestman likes in a QB (backup or starter) Murray is a good fit.

      • jaime

        Thank you for insight John Vasser.

        • brian mckendry

          murray is only 6’0, emery stated recently he likes his QBS tall, like 6’5

          • John Vassar

            I am sure all GM and scouts would like their QB prospects to be 6’5″ but that is a bit impractical. It is my impression when it comes to QB’s that Trestman and Cavanaugh will have the final say who gets drafted. Emery may have his likes and biases but Trestman is the QB guy and he has very specific criteria in what he wants.

    • bobportcharlotte

      I also prefer Garropolo but can’t see drafting a kid QB until the 4th round.

  • Rob Fagiano-Gleason

    No WAY they go Offense in the 2nd. Emery is not a loon, and CB is no where near the only issue on D? Safety is FAR from done and a starter is not going to come out of round 3 or later! Round 2, quite possibly, hopefully NIU Safety falls to us, because the 1st pick should be Pryor if not Gilbert!

    • John Vassar

      Rob,
      This is a very fluid draft. I don’t disagree with you on the D needs and conventional wisdom to draft that way. However, the O is far from complete and while Emery is not a loon and has a plan. The point is that the D side of the draft is deep vs the O side. Emery may take a high pick now to ensure the future, like TE. He is a wild card so expect the unexpected.

      In the end, it is how he sees the talent. He might go S at 14, O at 51 and CB in the third. I read yesterday that many draftniks feel 4/5 round CB selections are starter ready. So who knows but we can’t assume the door is closed to the O early in the draft.