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Bears thinking beyond first round with WR Jeffrey

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Bears thinking beyond first round with WR Jeffrey

The Bears brought South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to Halas Hall for a visit. Best guess is that they could be planning a move in his direction in the second round of next weekends draft.

NFL Network game analyst Mike Mayock does not rate Jeffery as a first-round pick. Indeed, Mayock posits four receivers worth first-round picks: Oklahoma States Justin Blackmon, slotted to the Rams at No. 6; Notre Dames Michael Floyd, who could go No. 7 to Jacksonville; Kendall Wright from Baylor; and possibly Stephen Hill from Georgia Tech, the great unknown with speed but limited college production.

Hill is really raw but boy, is he athletic, Mayock said.

Floyd has been projected to the Bears at No. 19 in some early mock drafts but he is not expected to last until then. The Jaguars have a crying need for receiving help but the organization has shied away from players with even minor offseason questions and I dont think theyll pull the trigger on Floyd because of the off-the-field issues, Mayock said.

So assuming that the top four are gone by early in the second round, the next receiver is likely to be LSUs Rueben Randle, a true vertical threat.

After that and the Bears sit at No. 18 in the second round, the 50th pick overall Jefferey could well be dropping into the Bears slot and plans. He is 6-4, not a speed threat, but a player with a rep for fighting for balls, a quality the Bears (and quarterbacks) treasure.

Jefferey is 6-4, 230 pounds same as Brandon Marshall. But I worry about what his weight is going to be, Mayock said. Hes a gifted kid who doesnt run very well.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Guest appearance Hall of Famer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Guest appearance Hall of Famer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson

Ford Frick winner and Hall of Famer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson joins Chuck Garfien on the podcast.

(3:15) - People that have congratulated Hawk on his induction, including some people you would never guess

(12:24) - Origin of some of your favorite "Hawk-isms"

(15:29) - Great story about the late great Harry Carey

(18:46) - His life growing up in Savannah, Georgia

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Special Guest Ryan Arcidiacono

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Special Guest Ryan Arcidiacono

Ryan Arcidiacono joins our K.C. Johnson to talk all things basketball.

0:25       Ryan on his very involved sports family and choosing Villanova over Florida

3:30       On his dad’s football background and the influence it had on Ryan

5:20       Why he missed his entire senior season in high school because of a back injury

6:10       On Villanova head coach Jay Wright

7:50       On winning the National Championship at Villanova and setting up Kris Jenkins for the game-winner

11:10    On Nova’s fight song (Arci sings the song- sort of)

12:15    On graduating from Nova and getting the chance to play in the NBA

13:00    On going undrafted and starting his career in the D-League

16:10    The feeling when he signed his first guaranteed NBA contract and how he celebrated by buying ice cream

18:15    On the reasons behind the Bulls slow start

19:10    On the feeling inside the Bulls locker room

20:00    On his community service and involvement with Zenni

22:05    Rapid fire questions including most embarrassing moment and favorite restaurant in Chicago

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