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The Case for Wide Receiver at Nine

The Case for Wide Receiver at Nine

We make the case for WR, OL and DL in this quick pre-draft miniseries.

The NFL Draft is a few days away.

For Chicago Bears fans, the top pick in the draft is long settled. Caleb Williams will be a Bear. But the decision at nine has plenty of differing opinions.

Ryan Poles is a trench guy, and he certainly will have strong offensive and defensive line options with the ninth pick. But we know the popular choice amongst Bears fans is to go for a wide receiver.

Here is a quick series discussing and making the case for Ryan...

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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 22 April 2024

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 22 April 2024

Since Our Last Open Thread...

What are the Vikings’ biggest non-QB needs right now?

Report: Vikings/Falcons tampering situation to be resolved this week

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

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  • No feeding of the trolls
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2024 NFL Draft: Who is the one prospect you hope the Bears select? 

2024 NFL Draft: Who is the one prospect you hope the Bears select? 

A few of our team gave their thoughts on an NFL Draft roundtable.

It's Draft Week!

The Chicago Bears will be on the clock in three days, so we asked a few of our team to share their answers to a set of roundtable questions.

Since the first name we'll hear is obviously USC quarterback Caleb Williams, he wasn't an option for this first topic.

Who is the one prospect you hope the Bears can come away with during the draft?

I added another caveat by letting them know that they didn't need to give their answer with the...

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Brugler: Caleb Williams would have been first overall pick last three years

Brugler: Caleb Williams would have been first overall pick last three years

Dane Brugler joined the Bears Banter Podcast!

The latest Bears Banter Podcast has dropped!

It’s draft week and we are going to get you set with one of the best in the business, The Athletic’s Dane Brugler!

Make sure you subscribe to The Athletic to gain access to Brugler’s comprehensive draft guide, The Beast. It’s the best guide in the business, and he has in-depth profiles on every prospect, including UDFAs!

Dane discussed several topics on the podcast, we discussed all the scenarios at 9 for the Chicago Bears, if they trade back, some wide receiver options in round two...

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2024 NFL mock draft: Round 2 recap (Part 1)

2024 NFL mock draft: Round 2 recap (Part 1)

A look at the Round 2 selections in our 2024 NFL Community Mock Draft.

Our 2024 NFL Community Mock Draft is coming to close. In fact, behind the scenes, the draft has already come to its conclusion. But we are still revealing the picks here on the site.

With all of the first-round picks in the books, it’s time to start revealing second-round picks. In this post, we’ll be dropping all of the second-round picks that lead up to the Detroit Lions’ selection at 61st overall. There will be no grading process for these picks, but feel free to sound...

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Report: Vikings/Falcons tampering situation to be resolved this week

Report: Vikings/Falcons tampering situation to be resolved this week

But what will happen?

As we stand on the precipice of the 2024 NFL Draft, one prominent NFL source is reporting that the league is apparently close to resolving a situation that could impact how the Minnesota Vikings handle their business at this year’s selection meeting.

Behind the great E$PN paywall, Adam Schefter is reporting that the league is expected to come to a resolution soon on the charges that the Atlanta Falcons tampered with quarterback Kirk Cousins ahead of the start of free agency. For those that haven’t been following the story, Cousins stated in his introductory press conference...

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NFL Draft 2024: First-round targets the Packers should avoid at #25

NFL Draft 2024: First-round targets the Packers should avoid at #25

The Packers have plenty of options with the 25th pick, but some moves may not be ideal.

The 2024 NFL Draft is nearly here, and the Green Bay Packers need to steer clear of a handful of prospects with the 25th pick.

This isn’t to say that the Packers should avoid these prospects altogether if they fall into the second round. However, whether it’s positional value or the prospect themselves, these players would come with significant risk on a first-round pick the Packers need to hit on to contend in 2024.

Of course, the Packers could very well pick one...

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Monday Cheese Curds: Draft week 2024 is finally here

Monday Cheese Curds: Draft week 2024 is finally here

The waiting is almost over - we're now down to just three days to go before the 2024 NFL Draft.

Get your final mock drafts in and read up on those final few late-round prospects, because the 2024 NFL Draft is finally about to arrive. The wait for the draft seems to get longer every year, but we're now within a week of the big event.

That also means we are just over a year out from the draft coming to Green Bay, giving the city and the Packers their first big NFL event in history. With the league almost...

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Detroit Lions depth chart: Pre-2024 NFL draft edition

Detroit Lions depth chart: Pre-2024 NFL draft edition

With the 2024 NFL Draft upon us, let’s take a closer look at an updated version of the Detroit Lions depth chart.

The 2024 NFL Draft is upon us, making it an excellent time for a refresher on where the Detroit Lions roster sits, here’s a quick breakdown of the team’s depth chart before the big event.

Of note, teams' rosters are expanded to 90 players during the offseason, and currently, the Lions have 65 players under contract along with seven draft picks. That means Detroit will likely be active in the undrafted free agent and unrestricted free agent markets...

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2024 NFL Draft Big Board: Zimmerman’s Top 100

2024 NFL Draft Big Board: Zimmerman’s Top 100

After weeks of evaluations, here are Bill’s top 100 prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft, led by Caleb Williams!

Analyzing and covering the NFL Draft is an exhaustive process. It’s a challenge to watch the tape and understand exactly what pops off the film and translates from college to the pros.

Years ago, I did very little research ahead of the NFL Draft. I’d wait and see who the Bears selected and studied the tape then. Over the last few years, I’ve tried to watch all the projected top 50 to top 75 prospects to have a good idea of...

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Why the Detroit Lions should draft DT Johnny Newton

Why the Detroit Lions should draft DT Johnny Newton

Here’s why the Detroit Lions should draft Johnny Newton with the 29th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

As we inch closer and closer to the 2024 NFL Draft, there’s only one certainty for the Detroit Lions: uncertainty. No one can predict which prospects might be sitting there for the taking at pick 29, and that great unknown sets us up for today’s discussion about a player Detroit cannot afford to pass up should he trickle his way down the board.

Illinois defensive tackle Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton is a perfect fit for the Detroit Lions, and he should be the...

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SB Nation 2024 NFL mock draft: Packers hold steady at No. 25; still fill major need

SB Nation 2024 NFL mock draft: Packers hold steady at No. 25; still fill major need

If the board shakes out similarly on draft night, it’ll be a good start for the Packers.

Here at SB Nation, we gather our communities together for a very special mock draft every offseason where each site runner makes their first-round draft pick for their respective team. Trades are part of the process. For the Green Bay Packers, though, I decided to stay put at the 25th overall pick as an exercise to see who could be available on the board if general manager Brian Gutekunst chose to stick it out.

Below were the results by the time I was...

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