Like many others, I was hoping and praying for Mr. Aaron Donald to fall to us at pick #14 -- and oh so close. Mr. Donald was gone just one pick before. I think he will have a great career for the Rams. But -- can't complain about our consolation prize. Kyle Fuller covers receivers 'like a glove' and displays such wonderful all around talent. I was very impressed with Calvin Pryor's and Deone Bucannon's tackling skills. More than impressed -- both those safeties are incredible and both were mentioned as potential Bears. Still, Mr. Fuller is no slouch either. And can he penetrate and fill -- with the best of them. I think we made the right pick and the right choice. I expect Kyle to have a very impactful 2014 season and a very bright future. It would not surprise me if, like Kyle Long, he makes it to the pro bowl in his first season. You usually do not see those kind of coverage skills at the college level. K. Fuller -- the glove.
Bears management is dismissing any and all ideas of Tillman playing safety and Charles does not like the idea either. The fans will have to ride along on this one. Still, I feel Peanut would make such a great safety. He is such a physical player and has that wonderful way of manhandling runners and causing fumbles with his 'tomahawk move'. Not going to happen but he would stand out as a player that was All-pro as a cornerback and as a safety. (Has that happened before in NFL history?) Charles Tillman would become an All-pro safety. No question in my mind.
And our 2nd round pick -- Ego Ferguson, the project. When I first saw this pick I was a tad disappointed. Ego was projected as a 3rd rounder in most drafts. He only played that one full year as a starter and seemed a little rough around the edges. Good player but still raw. I did notice in his highlights and game films that he seldom lost position at the point of attack. He is, he was stout against the push of the offensive line. Teams would tend to misdirect their running plays away from Mr. Ferguson and he saw quite a bit of double teaming. Also, he shows great quickness and is very nimble for a person his size. What troubled me at first was his 2nd round status. We fans expect these players from the 2nd to have an immediate and positive effect -- and, so far, Jon Bostic from last year has not had that effect. I could not help but think -- two years in a row? Until we drafted in the 3rd round and picked Will Sutton.
I think the Bears were the beneficiary of the league's (and the pundit's) fixation on the measurables of a player. Will Sutton's 40 time, his broad jump and his vertical jump were, to be charitable, terrible. He is not built to perform these athletic 'stunts'. He is built like the proverbial fire plug and it shows when he is trying to be 'athletic'. But, my o my, can he play defensive tackle. I thought no one in the draft could 'wow' you like Aaron Donald but Mr. Sutton comes pretty damn close. Both of them close to that six foot mark and both weighing in at around 290. Sutton was told to gain weight, so he played last year at 320 lbs.. Then he was advised by NFL people to lose weight. Which he did and that, I think, speaks volumes about his person and his character. I think the Bears got quite a 3rd round steal with this player. -- might be the steal of the draft. Will Sutton is a very, very good football player. And by picking this 2nd DT, the Bears changed my opinion of the Ego Ferguson pick;. I am liking this player and this pick, more and more. These two draftees compliment each other very well and a lot can be said about having that big run stuffing 'beast' in the middle. Hey, we now have the makings of an absolutely terrific defensive line. Allen and Huston at the ends and a whole bunch of talent filling the middle. And, don't forget are own Jadaveon Clowney, none other than Mr. Willie Young.
Last thought, question really, going into rounds 4-7 -- what is happening with Cornelius Washington, last years 6th round pick. Speaking of measurables, his exceed those of Mr. Clowney. Maybe there is moral to this little story -- don't fall too much in love with those combine numbers. Can't miss prospects -- miss.