1. Aaron Murry, QB, Georgia.
This is not so much about Cutler, wait, maybe it is. The Bears need another QB on the team, even if you are looking for a long term solution to the backup issue or even dabbling with the what if Cutler doesn’t make it happen. Murray is the perfect solution, fits all the Trestman dynamics. He is smart, good leader and tough. Also played in a program that turns out quality NFL players. Forget his size, Murray has a quality arm, good mechanics. Remember, GB drafted Rodgers in the first round and he sat for four years. Can’t predict the future, strike while the fire is hot. Murray has Trestman’s kind of QB written all over him.
2. Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State.
Wide receivers are like missles, you can’t ever have enough of them. Injuries, contract stuff and poor performances tell you to have more than you need. Robinson is another big bodied wide out at 6’2″ 220#. He is a good route runner, dangerous after the catch and a playmaker. I don’t care what Marshall says about his contract, Wilson is an unknown and if the injury bug hits Alshon like before, the Bears have nobody. Don’t waste time on free agency, get your man now and the future is looking good.
3. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
Probably the choice Emery would make. There is really nobody behind Bennett and the TE draft is razor thin with depth. This would be the perfect time for Emery to grab Jenkins. At 6’5″ and 260#, Jenkins becomes a mismatch nightmare for defenses. Runs good routes, fights for contested passes and has improved his blocking. He is exactly the TE the Bears need for the future.
4. Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
This is another area for concern as Forte is pushing the envelope of age and durability. On the roster behind Forte is Michael Ford, who is untested and still in development. Seastrunk brings an immediate playmaker to the backfield. He is explosive, quick and good hands as a receiver. He is also versatile to any scheme and is successful getting yards after contact. He would make the perfect compliment to Forte and bring variety to the backfield.
5. Marcus Martin, C, USC.
This one will make everyone’s head shake. This is not so much about Martin at Center, for that has been secured with the de la Puente signing. What Martin brings is experience in all three positions. He played T, G and Center at USC and did them all well. He is an excellent run blocker, agile, versatile and shows good balance. Martin also has tremendous upside. The O line is critical to the success of the offense and Martin is an immediate upgrade over Britton and Brown. We have to be prepared for this will be Garza’s last season, Mills is still a question mark. Also, you have to be ready if any injuries occur. Take the sure bet and avoid projects at all cost.
As Emery picks up the phone, which one do you think he will pick?