2012 NFL Draft

Quinton Coples. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Mock Draft 3.0

The NFL has truly become a 365/24/7 operation – especially for draftniks – so with the combine and free agent frenzy complete, here’s my final take on how the first-round will shake out.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Gabe Carimi of the Chicago Bears is helped off the field at the Louisiana Superdome. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Biggs: Bears Need To ‘Hit’ With First Pick

​Here’s a message to Phil Emery: If you want to further win over your fan base, simply draft a player with the No. 19 pick who will have an immediate impact on the team.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Devin Hester.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Roundtable: Draft The Best Football Player Or Best Athlete?

When drafting in the NFL, what’s more important: selecting the best football player or selecting the best athlete who you can develop into a football player?

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Julius Peppers

Mulligan: Bears Must Draft Defensive End

The Bears learned the hard way in 2011 how important depth can be.

670 The Score–04/25/2012

Andrew Luck

It’s Official, Colts Will Take Luck

General manager Ryan Grigson decided there was no reason to delay the inevitable: Luck will become the successor to Peyton Manning as Indianapolis’ quarterback and the new face of the franchise.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers celebrate a take-away. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Biggs: Bears Could Be Close To Super Bowl Run

In 2012, the Bears will look to pick up where they left off before the Cutler injury that derailed their season. One Bears expert thinks that new GM Phil Emery is drafting to win it all now – not to simply stock young players for future success.

670 The Score–04/24/2012

Mike Adams. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hoge: 2012 Bears Mock Draft 2.0

The NFL Draft is just two weeks away and we’ve seen a number of changes since my first Bears mock draft.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

(credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Bears Draft Chalk Talk

The Score has you covered in all facets of this year’s draft as the Bears prepare to use the 19th overall selection. Here’s a roundup of what you can expect:

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

Soldier Field. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Bears Roundtable Draft Discussion

In preparation for the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, The Score hosted a roundtable discussion Tuesday night featuring The Score’s Laurence Holmes, Zach Zaidman, Mike Mulligan and the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs, Dan Pompei and Matt Bowen.

670 The Score–04/23/2012

Michael Floyd

Bears, Emery Looking For Immediate Impact From Draft

The stars of the 2012 NFL Draft may be aligning perfectly for the Chicago Bears.

670 The Score–04/23/2012


Photos: D.J. Moore Live In Studio

With the NFL Draft less than one week away, Bears cornerback D.J. Moore joined Laurence Holmes inside The Score studios.

670 The Score–04/20/2012

Andrew Luck

Colts Picking Andrew Luck At No. 1

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Indianapolis Colts are taking Stanford quarterback Andrew with the No. 1 pick in next week’s NFL draft.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Silverman: First Round NFL Mock Draft

The Bears may focus on the linebacker position in this year’s draft. Luke Kuechly of Boston College is a can’t miss player at his position.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Whitney Mercilus. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Twenty days and counting until the 77th annual meeting of NFL franchises to select eligible football players.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Morris Claiborne. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Report: LSU’s Claiborne Scores 4 Out Of 50 On Wonderlic

According to a report, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne scored a four out of 50 on the Wonderlic test, a basic reasoning and intelligence exam taken by all prospects at the Scouting Combine.


Whitney Mercilus. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears Looking For Defensive Help With First-Round Pick

Teams that love to spout that they will be looking for the best available athlete on Draft Day are just filling your ears with soupy oatmeal.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Bruce Irvin. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Report: DE Irvin Will Visit Bears Before Draft

According to a report, West Virginia DE Bruce Irvin will make a pre-draft visit to Halas Hall on April 16.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Michael Floyd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Mock Draft 1.0

55 days and counting until the 77th annual meeting of NFL franchises to select eligible football players. The NFL has truly become a 365/24/7 operation – especially for draftniks. So with the combine completed, here’s my first take on how the first round will shake out.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Andrew Luck

Wisch: Why Andrew Luck Isn’t So Lucky

He’s about to become a multimillionaire. An entire city – heck, state – is ready to shower him with adoration. And, so far, he’s led quite the charmed life during the 22 years that he’s been living it.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Julius Peppers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pompei: Bears Should Draft DE To Complement Julius Peppers

While most mock drafts have the Bears selecting a wide receiver with the No. 19 pick, that position isn’t the only need the team needs to fill.

670 The Score–02/28/2012