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.
The order of these teams cracks me up. Say Chuck, have you seen Green Bay play this year? On the flip side, have you seen Denver or Minnesota play? Try changing up your draft order to how the teams are currently playing, it will change your drafts more from week to week, instead of looking the same.
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.
If you've been following my NCAA Tournament Picks for a while, you know that I like to eliminate teams that can't win on the road, have freshman point guards, etc. You also may have noticed that I haven't updated my info pages this year.
The reason for this? I asked a math whiz friend of mine to construct a formula that incorporated everything I looked for in the NCAA Tournament. I just had to plug all of the numbers in, and Excel spit out the results.
Below are the computer rankings that I used for my NCAA Tournament picks. The fields I looked at were: offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, coaching history in the tournament, number of conference blowout victories, point differential, freshmen point guards, road victories, success in the final 10 games, strength of schedule, and other miscellaneous things like whether a team has only one scorer or a major injury. These attributes are all weighted based on importance.
Obviously, the closer the number is to zero, the better the team is:
Kentucky - 39.67
Michigan State - 40.56
North Carolina - 46.50
Wichita State - 47.66 (shocked by this)
Memphis - 53.92 (should be much higher than No. 8 seed!)
Ohio State - 57.55
Vanderbilt - 59.03
Kansas - 62.94
Syracuse - 65.37 (with penalty for Fab Melo)
Indiana - 68.08
Saint Louis - 69.81 (should be much higher than No. 9 seed!)
Baylor - 71.25
Wisconsin - 72.09
Marquette - 73.67
Duke - 73.72 (very overrated)
New Mexico - 74.63
VCU - 74.75 (should be much higher than No. 12 seed!)
Missouri - 75.48
Florida State - 79.28
Belmont - 80.15
Georgetown - 80.28 (poor coaching drags them down)
Purdue - 81.16
Michigan - 83.93
California - 86.35
Cincinnati - 87.77
Louisville - 89.04 (122th in offensive efficiency)