By Jasmine Minor,
CSN Chicago contributor
PHILADELPHIA — On the eve of the Draft, NFL Network analysts couldn’t clarify who the Bears will take in the first round. The reason? There are many positions to fill and plenty of talent to select.
“That’s the good thing about where the Bears are at right now. The good news is no matter what you pick, it’s going to help,” NFL Network analyst Brian Billick said.
Addressing the need for a franchise quarterback still remains in question. However, none of the quarterback prospects have built enough confidence in the analysts to suggest a first round pick for the Bears.
“There were some rumors that this (Mike) Glennon contract can be a one-year deal and it wouldn’t shock us if they loved a guy to take him at three,” NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. “But, I don’t see that happening.”
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In fact, former star NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. says it’s the defense that will bring the team back to prominence.
“You have to take a little bit of pressure off the offense … when you go back and look at the years [the Bears] were making the playoffs, with Lance Briggs, Mike Brown, Peanut [Charles Tillman], Brian Urlacher … great defensive teams.”
Nevertheless, Billick kept it simple in how the Bears can fix their bad season blues.
“Get a boatload of good players.”
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