2013 NFL Draft

Jon Bostic.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – Jon Bostic

Replacing a once-in-a-generation talent like Brian Urlacher is virtually impossible.

670 The Score–07/19/2013

Kyle Long. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – Kyle Long

It’s rare for a prospect with only a handful of collegiate starts to end up as the 20th overall selection in the NFL draft, yet that’s exactly where Kyle Long found himself this past April 25th.

670 The Score–07/15/2013

Kyle Long poses for photographs with general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman. (Adam Hoge/CBSChicago.com)

Break Down Of Kyle Long’s Contract

The Bears inked first-round draft picked Kyle Long to a four-year contract over the weekend with an option for a fifth year.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2013

Kyle Long. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Bears Top Pick Kyle Long Will Miss Most Of Offseason Program

Due to a technicality in NFL rules, Bears No. 1 overall draft pick Kyle Long will miss most of the team’s offseason program.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene. (Getty Images)

Bears Sign Draft Picks Greene, Wilson

The Bears announced today they have agree to terms on four-year contracts with fourth-round linebacker Khaseem Greene and seventh-round wide receiver Marquess Wilson.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2013

Shariff Floyd.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Durkin: Evaluating NFC North Draft Classes

In 2012, the NFC North was the only division in football with three double-digit win teams. On the surface, every team sensibly addressed need positions. However, there are always surprises, both good and bad, and expectations unmet, but in some instances exceeded.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2013

Bears Final Draft Picks

Bears Pick Linebacker, Tackle, Defensive End, Wide Receiver On Last Draft Day

The Chicago Bears devoted a second straight draft pick to the linebacker position by selecting Khaseem Greene of Rutgers in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday.


Kevin Minter tackles Bishop Sankey. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Durkin: Best Available Round 2 Prospects

Phil Emery did it again.

670 The Score–04/26/2013

Kyle Long celebrates with teammates after an Oregon touchdown.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Video: Kyle Long Opens Up About Substance Abuse Issues, Recovery

Kyle Long’s road to the NFL wasn’t easy, to say the least.

670 The Score–04/26/2013

Tony Wise.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Veteran O-Line Coach: Guys Like Kyle Long Don’t Come Along Very Often

If you want feel good about the Bears first-round selection Kyle Long, just talk to veteran offensive line coach Tony Wise, who worked the 24-year-old offensive lineman out in preparation for the Senior Bowl.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2013

Oregon Ducks helmet.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Vote: Do You Like The Kyle Long Pick?

For the second straight year, Bears general manager Phil Emery’s first-round selection raised eyebrows.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2013

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Phil Emery Does It Again With Long Shot Pick

Let’s be honest, Kyle Long has credentials you might find for an undrafted free agent — not a first-round pick.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2013

Kyle Long. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Bears Draft OL Kyle Long With 20th Overall Pick

The Bears selected Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long Thursday night with the 20th overall pick in the NFL Draft.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2013

Roger Goodell at the NFL Draft. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Video: Interviewer Asks NFL Draft Attendees About Fake Prospects

Curvin Johnson? Yeah, he’ll be a great NFL wide receiver.

670 The Score–04/25/2013

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Emery Must Hit Home Run In Draft

Emery has to hit a home run in this draft and give Trestman at least two regular starters. At least one of those players must come on the offensive side.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2013

Tyler Eifert. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hoge’s NFL Draft Mailbag: Should Bears Take Eifert, Te’o Or Someone Else?

After months of evaluation and speculation, we are close to receiving some finality on where this year’s NFL Draft prospects will end up.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2013

Luke Joeckel. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Mock Draft 3.0

It’s draft day eve, and NFL fans are downright giddy. This is the most unpredictable draft I can recall in years, simply because of the lackluster quarterback class.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2013

Geno Smith.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Skill-Position Poor Draft Should Yield Building-Block Players

Quarterbacks are lacking and skill-position players are down. It’s time to load up on the building blocks of the game.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2013

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Emery Provides Glimpse At Bears’ Draft Strategy

You have to absorb every word an NFL general manager tells you before a draft carefully, but Emery did mention a number of things to keep in mind before the Bears make their selection.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2013

Alec Ogletree. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: 2013 Bears Mock Draft 3.0

This is the third in a series of mock drafts for the Chicago Bears leading up to the NFL Draft April 25-27.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2013