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NFL Draft: Five quarterbacks to watch for in 2015

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NFL Draft: Five quarterbacks to watch for in 2015

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft  in Chicago, Rotoworld and NBC Sports' Josh Norris will provide five names from each position for fans to keep an eye on during this week's draft and a scouting report of each prospect. 

1. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

6'4", 231 lbs.

2014 stats: 3,907 YDS, 65.3 CMP %, 25 TD, 18 INT, 145.5 QBR

2. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

6'4", 222 lbs.

2014 stats: 4,454 YDS, 42 TD, 4 INT, 770 RUSH YDS, 15 RUSH TD

3. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor

6'3", 230 lbs.

63.1 CMP %, 3,855 YDS, 29 TD, 7 INT, 157.8 QBR | 101 RUSH YDS, 6 TD

 

4. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA

6'3", 226 lbs.

3,155 YDS, 22 TD, 5 INT, 152.7 QBR | 159 CAR, 644 YDS, 10 TD

5. Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State

6'2", 213 lbs.

4,066 YDS, 32 TD, 7 INT, 166.2 QBR

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!

Akiem Hicks makes Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after strong game against Dolphins

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Akiem Hicks makes Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after strong game against Dolphins

The Bears defense was not its usual self in their overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The pass rush was minimal and tackling looked optional, and Brock Osweiler threw for almost 400 yards.

There was plenty of blame to go around, but a few individual defenders had success while their teammates struggled.

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks made the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for Week 6 with a 92.2 overall grade.

He recorded seven tackles that resulted in a defensive “stop,” the most of any defensive lineman according to PFF.

Chicago’s next highest-graded player was cornerback Kyle Fuller (78.2), who intercepted Osweiler twice but also missed two tackles.

Offensively, wide receiver Taylor Gabriel led the way with a 76.9 mark. PFF credited four of his five catches coming against Dolphins cornerback Torry McTyer in coverage.

Meanwhile, outside linebacker Khalil Mack had the lowest-graded game of his career (47.8), while linebacker Danny Trevathan (29.9) and safety Adrian Amos Jr. (47.5) each had their second-worst games.

Some of the Bears’ best players were at their worst in Miami. They’re going to need to get their act together for the New England Patriots on Sunday.