Just a quick post to note that the Bears drafted OL Kyle Long out of Oregon with their 20th pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
Seems that it was a bit of a surprise. I heard one guy saying that the two surprises of the first round were Buffalo taking the QB they took and the Bears, who everyone thought would either go for Tyler Eifort if he was there, or a defensive player, probably a linebacker like T'eo (from Notre Dame) or Alec Ogletree, but maybe the corner (Trufant) who was drafted two picks later.
As of the end of the first round, T'eo and Kevin Minter are still on the board, along with some fairly highly thought-of QB's and a bunch of other guys who were at least discussed as potential first rounders.
The Bears only have 5 picks, and have to make every one of them count. Round Two starts tonight at 6:30 pm CDT, and the Bears once again have the 20th pick.
What are the chances of T'eo or Kevin Minter dropping to them?
Should they consider a QB if Barkley or Smith drop that far? (That might not be such a bad idea...especially if their new coach really likes one of these guys...)