It's either a quarterback or a blue-chip defender like Joey Bosa at No. 1 for the Bears. The conservative John Fox may push for Bosa, but I think Chicago ultimately has to take a potential franchise signal-caller. Jay Cutler's days in Chicago are numbered, so the Bears need to start over and rebuild. They can do that by drafting Connor Cook.
NFL teams are concerned with Cook's accuracy and inconsistency, but with Cardale Jones struggling at times, and Christian Hackenberg falling off, he has to be considered the favorite to be chosen No. 1 overall right now, though Jared Goff may have something to say about that.
The Bears drafted a center, but they need more than just one upgrade on their horrific offensive line. They need to move Kyle Long back to guard, so why not another blocking Duck who can make that happen?
The Bears look to rebuild by grabbing a new franchise quarterback.
Cook's completed 58 percent of his passes this season for 838 yards for nine touchdowns and one interception. He connected on 58 percent of his passes in 2014 for 3,214 yards with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Cook has shown NFL evaluators that he has a big arm, pocket presence, reasonably precise throwing, and the mobility to avoid rushers and roll out. The 6-foot-4, 218-pounder plays in a pro-style system and has shown steady improvement with his ability to function out of the pocket while working through his progressions. Cook does need to improve his accuracy though. He will make some amazing throws and then miss on routine passes. The senior should be able to become more accurate in 2015.
Cook completed 59 percent of his passes in 2013 for 2,755 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. He improved throughout the season and was very impressive against Ohio State and Stanford to close out the year.
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Chicago's defense is awful and needs a lot of upgrades from the front end to the back end. Here's a badly needed upgrade at safety.
In the 2015, Conner has 10 tackles. He totaled 69 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, an interception and two passes broken up in 2014. Conner was a tough defender for Ole Miss. The Rebels used him all over the field, including as an in-the-box safety, an outside corner, a slot corner, an outside linebacker and an edge rusher.
The Rebels had a phenomenal 2013 recruiting class and one of their star freshmen was Conner. From Week 1 of his first season on, he was all over the field for Ole Miss and impossible to ignore. Conner (6-0, 217) was a Freshman All-American and SEC All-Freshman. He totaled 66 tackles with five tackles for a loss, one sack, one interception and seven passes broken up for the year. Conner has instincts and should only get better.
Again like Washington if they have a top pick something went wrong at the Quarterback position. Jay Cutler wont have much help after Kevin white missing a few months due to a shin injury and Brandon Marshall to the Jets.But after signing a 7yr/$126M contract you should be able to produce with out your big time stars. Conner Cook is what you look for in a QB,Good passing ability and winning games.With a 23-3 Record and losing 1 in Conference match up,Cook could be the future a team is looking for
The Bears pass rush has been awful the past few years and Jared Allen is certainly in the twilight of his career. Nkemdiche gives them a guy who can make any tackles job very, very difficult. He has the size and speed to be a true rush end in any scheme.