Bears, Emery Looking For Immediate Impact From Draft
Sports Fan Insider
(WSCR) The stars of the 2012 NFL Draft may be aligning perfectly for the Chicago Bears.
New general manager Phil Emery met with the media today to discuss the upcoming Draft, specifically discussing what needs the Bears have. 670 The Score’s Bears expert Zach Zaidman joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show shortly after to discuss Emery’s comments.
“I think what Emery said today is key,” Zaidman explained. “He said in his opinion, this is a draft that is deep at defensive end, wide receiver and defensive tackle – not coincidentally, you could make a case that those are the three biggest needs that the Bears have entering the draft. He said for the 19th overall pick, the Bears have seven guys targeted right now. They’re preparing for any possible scenario. … The Bears have said that they’ve gotten calls from teams both above them and beneath them. So, it’s a very fluid situation right now.”
LISTEN: Zach Zaidman on The McNeil and Spiegel Show
Zaidman said the Bears are expecting their first-round pick to contribute immediately — something that hasn’t been done since the Bears drafted Tommie Harris in 2004.
“The Bears want players right now that can help them win,” Zaidman said. “(Emery) wants, at least form the first couple of rounds, guys that can immediately contribute to helping their team win.”