In this edition of Bears Bites, we recap some of the news that broke around the team over the weekend, as well as take a look at some of the mock drafts that have come out, and dissect what it all means for the Chicago Bears as the May 8th first round approaches.
- We start with Dan Durkin, who has the Bears taking Calvin Pryor, a safety out of Louisville, with the 14th overall pick in the draft. Most draft boards right now have Aaron Donald or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix going in that spot to the Bears, but Durkin has them both slotted just ahead of the #14 spot. [CBS Chicago]
- Dominique Blanton also has the Bears taking Pryor in the first round, saying that even though his ball skills aren’t quite what Clinton-Dix’s are, he still is a great fit for the Bears’ defense under Mel Tucker and Phil Emery. [Chicago Bears Huddle]
- What does Pryor think of possibly joining the Bears at the safety spot? “I’m very confident in my game and my film speaks for itself,” he told John Mullin over the weekend. [CSN Chicago]
- Even Brad Biggs is in on the act when it comes to which direction he feels the Bears will take, saying that the safety position is probably the one in most need of an upgrade. [Chicago Tribune]
- The Bears worked out Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch over the weekend, and he says that the experience was hugely helpful for him. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- We missed this story last week, but Charles Tillman will be hosting a celebrity bowling tournament on July 12th to raise money for his foundation. [Daily Herald]
- Are the Bears going to draft a running back at some point in the draft? Despite the focus on defense, Michael C. Wright does feel that the Bears will want to bring someone in to spell Matt Forte or to possibly come out of the backfield with him on certain packages. [ESPN Chicago]