Bears-Patriots Draft Deal in the Works?


Are trade winds swirling around Halas Hall?  It’s the time of year to speculate with just under a week until the NFL Draft.  Sun Times’ Bears beat reporter Sean Jensen thinks the Bears are primed to make a bold move given their recent history.

He speculates that the Bears could be trying to trade up into the second round and the Patriots – owners of three second round picks – could be the perfect trading partner.  What could the Bears have that might interest the Pats?  How about Greg Olsen, who many believe doesn’t fit into Mike Martz’s scheme.  The Pats are in need of a tight end since losing Ben Watson.

I’m doubtful that Olsen is worth a second round pick and would be curious what else the Bears would have to package with Olsen to get into the second round.  Besides, we all know Jerry Angelo’s style – he hordes picks like a squirrel hording nuts before winter.

For my money, I expect JA to trade DOWN a couple of times to try to add more picks in this deep draft.