Some people think Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery has an ego with some of the picks he makes. Now he’s got an Ego in LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. That’s not a nickname folks, that’s his given name. The 6’3″ 315 pounder is a little bit of a project for the Bears and in typical Phil Emery fashion he’s considered a reach but he’s got a high ceiling. If new defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni can unlock his potential . Here’s our pre-draft profile Ferguson, who was ranked as the 9th DT on co-editor Mike Flannery’s Big Board:
9.) Ego Ferguson, LSU (6’3, 315): Ferguson is a great athlete and has tons of potential, but wasn’t as dominant as expected in college. He didn’t start until his junior year and while he excelled at stopping the run, Ferguson only had 1 sack in three years at LSU. He has good quickness and sheds blockers well, so it’s possible the pass rush will develop eventually. Good developmental prospect but I think it will take a year or two before he is a solid contributor.
Ferguson will be expected to work as a Nose Tackle and 3-technique and has a word for his critics…
Ego Ferguson on the critics: “Watch out for me. That’s all I can say.”
— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) May 10, 2014
It looked like Timmy Jernigan might slip to the Bears, but the Ravens nabbed him a few picks ahead of him. The Bears passed on DE Kony Ealy, MLB Chris Borland and their choice of a top running backs to select Ferguson. What do you think of the pick?