Dan Durkin has been a football writer for CBSChicago.com since 2011, when he joined the company after finishing runner-up in the Pepsi Max Score Search. He was CBSChicago.com’s lead Bears reporter in 2014 and now serves as an NFL columnist. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the men’s football team (despite his best efforts to join the women’s team). You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin.
The first round gets underway Thursday at 7 p.m. How will it play out?
Pace must resist the temptation to draft for need and instead acquire the best players available.
What immediately stands out when watching Hargreaves’ tape is his twitch and explosiveness.
How will everything shake out after the Rams’ bold trade up to No. 1?
Robinson’s a pure, straight-line bull rusher but shows few counter moves when stalemated in his rush.
Lynch is widely considered the third-best quarterback prospect in the 2016 class.
Jackson has quality straight-line speed and is a physical tackler.
Who will the Bears have to choose from at No. 11 overall?
With elite athleticism but unrefined technique, Ogbah is an intriguing first-round prospect.
The 2016 draft class is light on edge rushers, so Lawson will be coveted.
Ryan Pace has given the Bears flexibility heading into the draft, but one position stands out.
After signing 12 players in free agency, Chicago still has some flexibility.
An instinctive player, Trevathan brings stability to a position of need for the Bears.
In Trevathan, the Bears have a true three-down linebacker who can thrive in any situation.
It’s everything you need to know for the Bears’ offseason.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace has plenty of cap space to work with as the new league year opens.
For a team like the Bears, free agency is a necessary evil for general manager Ryan Pace.
Defensive end, inside linebacker and cornerback are a few areas the Bears need to address.
The NFL offseason is a busy one. Here’s what you need to know.
Dan Durkin has the in-depth breakdown and his pick for Super Bowl 50.