A Look at the Phil Emery Drafts in the Wake of Jon Bostic’s Trade to New England

| September 29th, 2015



Outside of Pat O’Donnell, who I think is one heck of a punter, there is a possibility this draft does not produce a single long-term starter at any of the 22 positions. That would be a nightmare scenario for the Bears. There is also, however, a chance it produces three. If Fuller, Ferguson and Sutton are not productive components on the defense moving forward, GM Ryan Pace is truly starting from scratch with this rebuild.

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Just…wow. Kyle Long was the steal of the 2013 draft. Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel, Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper were offensive linemen taking in the top ten of this draft and Long is better than all of them by a significant margin. The Bears have gotten zero production from the remainder of the selections.

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It’s unlikely Shea McClellin will be a Bear in 2016 and the jury is still out on whether Alshon Jeffery is part of this new regime’s long-term plans. If he’s not, Emery could potentially be remembered as one of the worst drafters in the history of a league that allowed Matt Millen to draft yearly for basically a decade.

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