LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 14: Calvin Pryor #25 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
In this Monday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at a couple of mock drafts done by various NFL experts, and we determine who the Chicago Bears will likely be targeting through the eyes of pundits like Brad Biggs and John Mullin.
-We start off with Adam Hoge and his continuing series on the Bears’ Big Board. In this piece, he profiles tight end Eric Ebron. No, it doesn’t seem likely that the Bears would go offense with their first round pick, but Hoge makes an interesting case that the team would be well off to possibly go after a player of Ebron’s caliber. [CBS Chicago]
-Brad Biggs checks in with his mock draft, and he feels that the Bears will go safety with their first round pick. Did he go with Calvin Pryor or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix? [Chicago Tribune]
-Seven different analysts from CSN Chicago weighed in with who they think the Bears will take in the first round of the draft. Most of them came up with different answers in an interesting way of proving that Phil Emery could be looking in any number of directions. [CSN Chicago]
-If the Bears do decide to go with a safety like Clinton-Dix or Pryor in the first round, they would be looking to reverse a trend of busts at the position. [Daily Herald]
-Former Chicago Bears DE (and current NBC Chicago analyst) Dan Hampton called the Bears’ 2013 defense a “joke” in a recent interview. [ESPN Chicago]
-Finally, the Bears have been expressing optimism that the workout ethic of Shea McClellin will result in a bounceback season for the newly minted linebacker. We aren’t sure whether or not to share their optimism. [Chicago Sun-Times]