4 positives from Ryan Poles first offseason with Chicago Bears

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1. Ryan Poles Stuck to his word

The best thing that Ryan Poles has brought to the table is a sense of honesty.  Even as things broke down with Larry Ogunjobi, Ogunjobi said that Poles was honest, upfront, and direct with him.

Poles entered his first press conference and said that he was going to spend big in free agency and that he was focused on building through the draft. Then, the team was quiet in free agency, trading Khalil Mack for an extra couple of picks, and turned some of that trade into even more assets.

Then, he went crazy trading down in day three. As he gets more day two picks, he is going to trade down and take as many shots as this year, just earlier in the draft. This will be a sound strategy that at the very least will keep cheap, young players on longer contracts sticking as depth.

Poles said that he saw secondary as a strength in the draft, and saw the offensive line as a deep group. He drafted secondary high, and then went deep on the offensive line. Poles said he told Ian Cunningham they never expected to get Kyler Gordon, and then there was video to back up what he said.

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This is much different from not only Ryan Pace but most General Managers. It is a breath of fresh air, and we may finally be able to take one of these front office members at their word.