Safety May Not Be in the Bears’ First Round Future

Hub Arkush, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, looks at the Bears situation in round 1 of the 2014 NFL draft:

“Half the world wants to match three-technique defensive tackle Aaron Donald with the Bears, but for every list you’ve got that has him somewhere between 10 and 14, I’ll find you a list that has him somewhere between 22 and 40.”

I think you’re going to have a hard time finding many up to date lists that have Donald that low. My question about Donald is fit not talent.

“The last two members of the top 20 are probably safeties, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor, but the problem for the Bears is they fall somewhere between 19 and 24 on almost every list.”

Truth. I know the Bears need safety help but I don’t think Bears fans should get their hopes up that they’re going to get one in round 1. Having recently gone through the mock draft process I can tell you that reaching for a safety was not something I wanted to do. And according to almost every site out there with up to date rankings, it would have been a reach. I’ll be surprised if Bears general manager Phil Emery wants to do that any more than I did.

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