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2015 NFL Draft: Recap of second and third round picks in Day 2

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2015 NFL Draft: Recap of second and third round picks in Day 2

Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft is complete. Here's a recap of the second and third round picks, which include draft profiles.

[2015 NFL Draft: Recap of first round picks]

TEAM (ROUND 2) SELECTION
33. New York Giants (From TEN) Landon Collins, S, Alabama
34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Donovan Smith, T, Penn State
35. Oakland Raiders Mario Edwards Jr., DT, Florida State
36. Jacksonville Jaguars T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
37. New York Jets Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
38. Washington Redskins Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State
39. CHICAGO BEARS Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
40. Tennessee Titans (From NYG) Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
41. Carolina Panthers (From STL) Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan
42. Atlanta Falcons Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
43. Houston Texans (From CLE) Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State
44. New Orleans Saints Hau'oli Kikaha, LB, Washington
45. Minnesota Vikings Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
46. San Francisco 49ers Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
47. Philadelphia Eagles (From MIA) Eric Rowe, CB, Utah
48. San Diego Chargers Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami
49. Kansas City Chiefs Mitch Morse, G, Missouri
50. Buffalo Bills Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
51. Cleveland Browns (From HOU) Nate Orchard, DE, Utah
52. Miami Dolphins (From PHI) Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
53. Cincinnati Bengals Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
54. Detroit Lions Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
55. Baltimore Ravens (From ARZ) Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
56. Pittsburgh Steelers Senquez Golson, CB, Mississippi
57. St. Louis Rams (From CAR) Rob Havenstein, T, Wisconsin
58. Arizona Cardinals (From BAL) Markus Golden, DE, Missouri
59. Denver Broncos Ty Sambrailo, T, Colorado State
60. Dallas Cowboys Randy Gregory, LB, Nebraska
61. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (From IND) Ali Marpet, OL, Hobart
62. Green Bay Packers Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)
63. Seattle Seahawks Frank Clark, DE, Michigan
64. New England Patriots Jordan Richards, SS, Stanford
TEAM (ROUND 3) SELECTION
65. Indianapolis Colts (From TB) D'joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic
66. Tennessee Titans  Jeremiah Poutasi, G, Utah
67. Jacksonville Jaguars  A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina
68. Oakland Raiders Clive Walford, TE, Miami
69. Seattle Seahawks (From WSH)  Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State
70. Houston Texans (From NYJ)  Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
71. CHICAGO BEARS Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon
72. St. Louis Rams  Jamon Brown, T, Louisville
73. Atlanta Falcons  Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
74. New York Giants  Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
75. New Orleans Saints  Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State
76. Kansas City Chiefs (From MIN) Chris Conley, WR, Georgia
77. Cleveland Browns Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
78. New Orleans Saints (From MIA) P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
79. San Francisco 49ers  Eli Harold, LB, Virginia
80. Detroit Lions (From MIN via KC) Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
81. Buffalo Bills  John Miller, G, Louisville
82. New York Jets (From HOU) Lorenzo Mauldin, LB, Louisville
83. San Diego Chargers  Craig Mager, CB, Texas State 
84. Philadelphia Eagles  Jordan Hicks, LB, Texas 
85. Cincinnati Bengals  Tyler Kroft, TE, Rutgers 
86. Arizona Cardinals  David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa
87. Pittsburgh Steelers  Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
88. Minnesota Vikings (From DET) Danielle Hunter, DE, LSU 
89. St. Louis Rams (From CAR)  Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State 
90. Baltimore Ravens Carl Davis, DT, Iowa 
91. Dallas Cowboys  Chaz Green, T, Florida
92. Denver Broncos  Jeff Heuerman, TE, Ohio State
93. Indianapolis Colts  Henry Anderson, DE, Stanford 
94. Green Bay Packers Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford
95. Washington Redskins (From SEA)  Matt Jones, RB, Florida
96. Cleveland Browns (From NE) Xavier Cooper, DT, Washington State
97. New England Patriots Geneo Grissom, DE, Oklahoma
98. Kansas City Chiefs                 Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State
99. Cincinnati Bengals Paul Dawson, LB, TCU

 

 

Projected lineups for Eddie Jackson’s charity softball game

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Projected lineups for Eddie Jackson’s charity softball game

Eddie Jackson is hosting a charity softball game this Saturday, June 15th at Schamburg Boomers stadium at 5:05pm. It’ll be offense vs defense so let’s take an early look at what these lineups might look like for both teams.

Defense

1. Eddie Jackson

Has home run hitting ability in the leadoff spot and a flair for the dramatic. This rising star puts the pressure on the opposing pitcher from the very first pitch. Plus it’s his game, so of course he’s batting first.

2. Kyle Fuller

Tied for the NFL interception lead in 2018, Fuller’s combination of speed, instincts and film study  at the top of the lineup helps set the table for the big bats.

3. Akiem Hicks

As Ed O’Bradovich said at the 100 year celebration this past weekend, Khalil Mack “is a man-eater, but (Akiem Hicks) is the man who makes it happen.” It’s long been said you put your most important hitter in the 3-hole.

4. Khalil Mack

The quintessential cleanup hitter. Who else would you want in this spot?

5. Danny Trevathan

Provides world champion protection behind Mack in the likely event that the opponent tries to pitch around #52.

6. Roquan Smith

Just when an opponent think they’ve gotten thru the heart of the lineup, the 2018 rookie who came up just shy of Brian Urlacher’s franchise tackling mark is there to “break a man,” as he said right after his Bears intro press conference.

7. Ha-Ha Clinton Dix

Sliding this new addition into the 7-hole takes some of the pressure off of him to make an immediate impact, while also trapping pitchers into thinking they might get a break against a guy who has shown big play ability in the past.

8. Bilal Nichols

One of the most underrated players in the entire league is perfectly fine lurking at the bottom of the order. A second cleanup hitter, he’s happy consistently performing and making his teammates better. Everyone in this lineup knows how valuable he is.

9. Leonard Floyd

Still in a bit of a prove it spot, but if he consistently plays the way he’s shown shown flashes of, he could not only be dangerous in this spot, but he could climb up the lineup pretty quickly.

10. Prince Amukamara

Veteran who knows he’s there to do a job and turn the lineup over. His speed and ball skills make him a threat.

11. Buster Skrine

Another newcomer, let’s see what he’s got at the bottom of the order.

Offense

1. Taylor Gabriel   *Anthony Miller

We can all agree there’s no reason for Miller, a guy who dislocated his shoulder multiple times to be swinging a bat amiright?? Miller has the Willie Mayes Hayes swag you want from the leadoff man when healthy tho.

As for ‘Turbo’ Taylor Gabriel, of course you’re putting a guy who’s been clocked at 23 mph at the top of the lineup.

2. Tarik Cohen

Perfect spot for the swiss army knife of the offense. Could lay down a bunt and beat it out, move the runner, or even hit one to the gap and clear the bases.

3. Mitch Trubisky

The obvious spot for the leader of the offense and Akiem Hicks’ pick (outside himself) to win the home run derby part of this event. Let’s just hope he breaks out the punky QB headband and sunglasses look again this weekend.

4. Kyle Long

The most veteran member of the offensive line is there to protect the QB. Whether or not he’s even in the lineup, if anyone goes high and tight on # 10, better believe they’ll answer to #75.

5. Cody Whitehair

Some more muscle in the middle of the order. Has made it clear he’s good with moving around the lineup if the coaches think it’s best for the team.

6. Allen Robinson

Based on what we saw in the playoff game, he could be on his way to putting up big numbers anywhere in the batting order. Definitely a guy you want up late with the game on the line.

7. Charles Leno

Flies under the radar at one of the most important positions in football. If a pitcher thinks he’s in the clear after getting past Robinson, Leno will be there to throw a big block into that thinking.

8. Trey Burton / Adam Shaheen

When healthy, they provide some pop towards the bottom of the lineup. Let’s have Anthony Miller ready as the designated runner if these guys can get on base.

9. Bobby Massie

The ultimate team guy as he showed by signing a team friendly deal to stay in Chicago much earlier in the offseason than he had to.

10. James Daniels

As the new man in the middle on the offensive line, the burden falls on him to turn the lineup over and set the table for the speedy top of the order.

11. Mike Davis

Good spot to start for this new addition. Could easily see him towards the top of the lineup if he produces the way Matt Nagy & company thinks he can.

The defense has been ahead of the offense for pretty much the entire Pace/Nagy regime. But if Matt Nagy is involved, there’s sure to be no shortage of hidden ball tricks, squeezes and other trick plays with awesome names, so I might have to give a slight edge to the offense in this game.

The Bears are on summer break for the next 5 weeks. So what exactly will they be up to?

The Bears are on summer break for the next 5 weeks. So what exactly will they be up to?

For the second time in 2019, a field goal attempt sent the Bears on vacation.  

This time it was off the feet of Eddy Pineiro and Elliot Fry, both hitting kicks that wrapped up the team’s three days of veteran minicamp. Don’t tell them there weren’t stakes, either.

“They both nailed two 40-yard’ers down the middle so our guys got out of gassers, which was nice,” said Matt Nagy. “So if you heard any cheering, that’s why. Our guys think I’m nice and that if they would’ve missed it, they weren’t going to run anyway. But they were going to run.” 

And now, the Bears go on vacation for the next five weeks -- as mandated by the NFL -- before heading down to Bourbonnais in late July to start the highly-anticipated Year 2. 

What happens next depends on who you ask. For the Bears’ outside corners, coincidence or not, it’s off to bask in the arid heat of southwestern summers. 

“I like to go down to Arizona, where I’m from, and train at my high school,” Prince Amukamara said. “I’m probably not going to do any traveling, but I’ll train and probably get my mind off it a little bit.” 

“I like to get away somewhere a little bit quieter,” Kyle Fuller added. “I go to Arizona ... I play a lot of golf. That’s really it.” 

If you can believe it, Fuller won’t be the only professional football player hitting the links during his down time. For wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, who just recently picked it up, the next month or will be all about tinkering his swing. 

“I'm going to do a lot of golfing this little break,” Gabriel said. “I'm decent, I'm not that good, not just yet. Just two months in, give me a little time.” 

The sense around Halas Hall (and realistically most of the NFL’s other halls) is that the next five weeks will act more as a mental break than a physical one. For example: defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano requested that his unit watch just one hour of film per day. After two weeks of practices in which, on more than one occasion, Nagy had to tell the team to dial back the intensity, the goal is now to find whatever mindset is needed before The Grind starts. For some, that means radio silence. 

“Right now I'm about to go into my shell and I'm going to be hard to reach and hard to talk to,” said Akiem Hicks. “The only person that gets through is Mom.” 

Not everyone will go MIA, though. Trey Burton will stick around Lake Forest while he continues to rehab and get treatment for a sports hernia surgery he underwent this offseason. Mitch Trubisky has no plans to take it easy, either. 

“I’m not thinking about going home, I’m thinking about getting out here to practice in a little bit,” he said. “This is what I love to do, this is what we look forward to do.

“For me, you get to relax and take care of your body for a little bit, but I’m always thinking about football.”

For others, it means soaking up the much-needed time around loved ones that can prove to be elusive for 8 months of the NFL year. Eddie Jackson goes home to Florida to train with “the guys I started with, from when I was little.” Matt Nagy eschews his Bears visor for his Dad Hat, which presumably is also a visor. 

“I personally think it’s important that I make sure I’m still a good dad, a good husband, and during the season you don’t get any of that,” Nagy said. “And that’s your obligation. We’ll be going some places with my family and I’ll put football aside for a little bit, because that’ll make me better if I do that, and better in the season.”