Tuesday, February 10, 2009

And with the 18th pick...

Percy Harvin? What the hell kind of name is Percy Harvin? That sounds like the name of the guy who would polarize magnets for you just before sexually violating your dog. Even so, Mr. Harvin is who Yahoo! projects the Bears as taking as their first round pick. Frankly, I don't buy it. Sure, the Bears said they were looking for a premier receiver, but after the David Terrell incident, I just can't believe that the Bears would take another stab on a receiver.

Harvin, aside from having the least intimidating name ever, is a raw talent with speed and explosivenes...kinda like Devin Hester. Why have TWO receivers to underthrow when one is enough? Now, I'm not saying that the Bears should draft another QB (we learned our lesson with Cade, thanks), but we have better things we can do with that pick.

For example:

Eben Britton, OT. He's got good all around talent, and lord knows our line needs the work. All signs say that he should be available somewhere around our pick. Here's hoping.

James Laurinaitis, ILB. We should be looking at replacements for Urlacher right about now, and what makes Urlacher so good (other than his eagerness to drive skulls into the turf) is that he plays smart. JL here is a close second.

Brian Cushing, OLB. See above, just replace smarts for the whole "want to kill you" thing.

DJ Moore, CB. Finally, a speedy Cornerback, something the Bears have needed since...forever. Peanut Tillman just can't keep up with the big playmakers, and if I have to watch Steve Smith annihilate us one more time, I'm going to be sick.

Also, if we could nab Duke Robinson (OLG) in the second round, that would be a nice perk as well.

After that, I trust our draft. We usually do pretty well with drafting defense after that point. Go Bears!

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