There is no question that the best way to build talent in the NFL is through the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft is on Thursday and that will be where Chicago Bears’ general manager Phil Emery needs to find at least two forms of impact talent on defense while also shoring up the offense.
The Bears certainly could use some more draft picks if it were up to Emery. As of today, the Bears will be making six selections in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bears 2014 Draft Picks In Each Round
Round 1, Pick 14
Round 2, Pick 19
Round 3, Pick 18
Round 4, Pick 17
Round 5, Pick 16
Round 6, Pick 7
Round 6, Pick 15
There were early reports that the Bears may consider trading down in the first round in order to obtain more picks, though after comments made by Emery last Thursday, it appears that the Bears will stay where they are in the first round of the draft.
Given their lack of picks, the Bears can not afford to miss on their early round selections. Especially in the first two rounds.
Emery is batting .500 when it comes to his first round selections with the Bears. Emery’s first pick with the Bears was defensive end Shea McClellin, who’s struggles has forced him to switch positions with the Bears. In 2013, Emery struck gold with the drafting of offensive lineman Kyle Long.
Emery needs to strike gold once again this year.