Sunday, April 27, 2008

day two of the draft isn't as exciting, but it's still an excuse to talk about the Bears in April

The Draft is fantastic. The Bears did what everyone thought they would do and went with an OT. Chris Williams seems to have surprised some people, given the OT's that were still on the board. I'm not going to pretend to be able to evaluate how an OT from Vanderbilt is going to fit the Bears' scheme. I know Chicago needed help up front, and they got it.

In the second round, when I thought the Bears would go after a quarterback(what with Rex Grossman having been given only a one year extension). Instead they picked up Matt Forte, a running back out of Tulane. The word on him is that he's a very fast between the tackles runner, but I don't know that he'll be any better than the other Adrian Peterson as the second runner with a still-disappointing Cedric Benson.

The third round saw the Bears go after Earl Bennett, a WR also from Vanderbilt, with the first of their two third-round picks. He's a strong route-runner who isn't afraid to get hit. He'll be great running in the middle for the Bears' signature third-and-long scenarios. So I'll call that a good pick.

There are still Kentucky's Andre Woodson and the hilariously named John David Booty that the Bears can still use later picks on, quarterback-wise that no one is very excited about but could still perhaps pan out. Or they could go with the huge gamble and take a chance on Colt Brennan in the last round or even try to sign him as an undrafted free agent. None of these options seem great for a team with so many questions at the QB position, though.

10:53 on Sunday morning, and I'm watching the third round. I think I may have a problem.

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