I dont think it is time for the bears to draft a QB. They simply dont have a supporting class to help a rookie QB. This Has to be a best available draft. I would prefer someone like Myles Garrett. Adding Garrett (best defensive prospect since Clowney) would take some pressure off the offense. If absolutely necessary, draft a Qb that falls to the 2nd or 3rd, but I dont get starting qb vibes from Kizer, Watson, or Kaaya. Improve the defense, evaluate the entire roster, and if they end up terribe again next year (which is likely) draft Rosen.
Yet again, I will follow Walt's lead for this draft order outside the fact that the Bears land the top pick over the 49ers or Browns, I have more faith in Cutler running into wins before I do with Kessler or Gabbert. Also, there are still some players not in the system such as the Illini DEs, Justin Evans and Malik Hooker at safety. Until they are in I will mock without them.
This is the 2013 NFL Combine Weigh-In Recap for the tight ends. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
2013 NFL Combine: Weigh-In Recap - Tight Ends
Stanford tight end Zach Ertz (6-5, 249) checked in with surprisingly short arms (31 3/4). That tied for the shortest arms of any tight end in Indianapolis. Teams would prefer it if he had longer arms, but it shouldn't hurt him tremendously on draft day. However, Ertz is in a neck-and-neck race with Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert to be the first tight end selected, and the short arms won't help Ertz's cause.
Fellow Stanford tight end Levine Toilolo had been listed at 6-foot-8 by the Cardinal, and it was no exaggeration as Toilolo checked in at 6-foot-8, 260-pounds. The athletic Toilolo had long arms (34 1/2) and big hands (10 1/4). That size will be very intriguing for teams looking for a red-zone weapon and receiving tight end.
UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria (6-7, 259) had an impressive weigh-in. He was listed at 6-foot-7 by the Bruins and is clearly every inch of that. Fauria also had good length on his arms (33 3/4) and massive hands (10 7/8). Fauria had the largest hands of any draft prospect of all the tight ends in Indianapolis. He pulled out of the East-West Shrine with an injury, so it will be interesting to see if he takes part in the field activities.
Florida tight end Jordan Reed was expected to be smaller, but at 6-foot-2, 236-pounds, he is significantly undersized for an NFL tight end. Reed's game is athleticism and speed as a receiver. His blocking ability was known to need work for the NFL, but at that low of a weight, he may not be an option to keep on the field as a blocker. Being viewed as only a situational player will hurt Reed's draft stock.
Another tight end who was lighter than expected, but in a good way, was Michigan State's Dion Sims (6-4, 262). The Spartans had him at 285 pounds. Sims is a good blocker with receiving ability and that lighter weight should help his capacity to contribute to the passing attack. He could turn out to be one of the tight ends who helps himself the most if he runs a fast 40-yard dash and looks fluid in the field work.