I had a busy weekend with the draft, work and people visiting.
Poles took 7 picks. Turned them into 10 plus the extra picks Maro mentions above.
He addressed needs in this draft. Started with DJ Moore, WR1.
I really like Darnell Wright. He's good right now and has big potential once he gets NFL coaching. He put Will Anderson on his heels all game in their match up. Also did well against other top college guys who will be NFL players. RT was arguably our biggest need.
Poles took Gervon Dexter who looked like the new 3 tech until Bears also took Zacch Pickens in round 3. Pickens should be the 3 tech with Dexter as 1 tech. The two of them should do a lot to stop runs up the middle. Fills 2 D line holes.
Also in round 2, Poles took Tyrique Stevenson. This fills their CB hole. Vildor immediately drops to a back up role.
RB Roschon Johnson is an interesting pick. He played behind Bijan but could have started on many college teams. He's a bigger back who blocks well and can still run the ball with a smash mouth attitude. Can catch, too.
WR Tyler Scott is FAST. He was 4th in the country in the 400 in the Jr. Olympics. Watching his tapes, the guy gets ten yards behind defenders and his moves knock their socks off. Downside is he's on the lower end of 180 lbs. Sort of a Mooney type player with more speed.
LB Noah Sewell is Penei Sewell's brother (Lions). He may bump Sanborn down a spot. Bears LB group is loaded.
Terell Smith CB fits Bears size, athleticism and length criteria. He's tough and was rated as a 4th round pick that the Bears took in the 5th. He projects as a future starter.
Travis Bell impressed Poles with his love for the Bears and the fact he worked a job while playing. Practice squad?
Kendall Williamson is a 1st academic team Safety. Smart and will be used on ST. Same as several of these guys. Bears thought about ST while drafting.
Bears aren't a SB team yet but they're closer after this draft. Poles still needs to get an EDGE or two. Yannick? Clark?
Bears also signed 8 guys almost immediately as UDFAs.