3 notes from Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles pre-draft presser

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1. Where Ryan Poles views the depth of the draft

There has been discussion that Poles may wait until the third round to take a wide receiver with the realization that he may favor the offensive line and defensive line first. However, Poles may have slipped how he feels about the wide receiver class when talking about the depth of the draft.

This is funny to note because most fans would see offensive line, defensive line, and defensive back as three of their four biggest needs. Running back would be replaced by wideout for the top four.

So, Poles is noting that in three of the positions where they have needs, he feels the class is deep. The team has a need at wide receiver, but he does not see the class as deep. If anything, this would signal that he would be more inclined to take any wide receiver that falls out of the first round with their 39th pick.

Then, later in the draft, he could find depth in the other positions. It would also make sense in the idea that Poles wants to draft a wideout who is going to be worth a big contract, but on a rookie contract. He wants to swing big at wide receiver, then finds depth at the other positions.

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We will see if this is what Poles was thinking when he said that depth was on the offensive line. If the team waits until day three but drafts two offensive linemen in the fifth or sixth round, we could have seen it coming from these comments.