I guess the Chicago Bears won’t be trying to trade back into the first round, as GM Phil Emery ducked out of the War Room to meet the Chicago media to discuss top selection, cornerback Kyle Fuller. Emery expects Fuller to step in and contribute immediately:
“Specifically, in terms of the draft,” Emery said, “you’re always looking for players who can contribute immediately, especially at the top end of the draft, that can provide not only a need but that can help provide some help, whether it’s a rotational player, a rotational starter.
“If it’s sub-starter [like a nickel back] immediately as a rookie, that’s good. If he’s a starter as a rookie and you have a hole and he can fill that and his grade warrants that pick, that’s good too.”
Don’t expect to see the Bears move Fuller to safety, although he’s not averse to making the move.
Emery: Fuller isn’t a safety: “He is a corner.” We see a lot of versatility in terms of coverage, covering different types of athletes.
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) May 9, 2014