Trying to evaluate how the Bears draft class will perform as Pro's is something that I am having a hard time with. It seems that the draft class is starting to grow on the press, and they are now tooting their horns in favor.
My man question is the first two picks...now I am not saying they are wrong, but that they are questionable. I think that Shea McClellin will struggle at DE, and that the Bears will move him to LB after an injury to a LB or Briggs or Urlacher retire...and then he will become a Superstar...I love him as a LB.
The second pick Ashlon Jeffery is different, he has the talent to play WR, but was he the best WR on the board...I think he will be a good Pro, but I still liked Stephen Hill better, and thought if they were going to trade up, that they would have gotten him.
But this is one where I would not mind having egg on my face, and being totally wrong. They say Jeffery looked good at Rookie Camp, but they say everybody looks good in shorts.
Now that they a good roster with capable backups, it is now up to Lovie Smith to turn this into a winning formula...There will be zero tolerance for poor play and losing. When you are expected to win and compete for a championship, there are no excuses.
But looking at history, every time Lovie Smith's back is against the wall, his teams come out and perform like Top Contenders...How good will they have to play to get him another contract extension...Super Bowl, NFC Title game, Division Champ, Wild Card Round...this will be an interesting NFL season .
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