Vereen is a sure tackler who’s good at reading keys, but his ball skills and footwork need work.
Carey displays great vision and finishes runs, but he needs to work on his blocking and gain a few pounds.
Sutton is quick with good hands, but his conditioning and run defending need to improve.
Ferguson is a stout run defender and light on his feet but needs to better use his hands and pads.
Fuller’s versatile and physical, but his footwork and tackling form have room to improve.
The Bears are good in the red zone in part because of this go-to concept.
The high/low attack can stretch the defense vertically and horizontally if executed correctly.
An important concept worked wonders for the Bears’ offense last season.
Dan Durkin breaks down Marshall’s blocking, release from the line and some tricks of the trade.
Dan Durkin address what we’ve learned, including Chicago’s preference of building a defense front to back.
A San Jose State product, Fales (6-2/212) led the nation in completion percentage (72.5%) as a junior, finishing his career with 8,382 passing yards, a 68% completion percentage and a three-to-one touchdown (66) to interception (22) ratio.
The Minnesota product was a versatile player in college, lining up at outside corner, slot corner, safety and at gunner on special teams.
Carey is a tough, contact runner with quality vision who can complement starter Matt Forte.
Will the Bears do with a defensive tackle or safety? Those would be the logical picks.
Adam Hoge and Dan Durkin conducted a live mock draft, alternating picks.
Dan Durkin makes selections for all 32 first-round picks and writes of each team’s needs.
Take a look at the options the Bears figure to have in the later rounds.
Adam Hoge and Dan Durkin break down the NFL Draft in their latest podcast.
The culture of today’s NFL makes safeties more valuable than ever.
Dan Durkin breaks down the first round with his second mock draft.