We’re only an hour away from the start of round two and three of the 2014 NFL Draft and it’s no secret that the Chicago Bears will continue to draft defense.
Last night the Bears drafted corner Kyle Fuller out of Virginia Tech, someone who will end up replacing veteran corner Charles Tillman after he retires. Either that or take over if Tillman is still unable to remain healthy after a plagued 2013 campaign with the Monsters of the Midway. Which could be great news for Bears fans no matter how you look at the situation.
Now there have been rumors swirling around that Chicago could end up talking Tillman into switching from corner to safety in 2014. According to Phil Emery via Jeff Dickerson in Twitter, that won’t be happening.
Emery rules out Charles Tillman to safety. “He’s our starting cornerback,” Emery said.
— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) May 9, 2014
This defense is going to look completely different in 2014 with all of the additions and position changes. We’ll see Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen on the ends, Shea McClellin as a linebacker as both the Detroit Lions (Erin Ebron) and Minnesota Vikings (Teddy Bridgewater) got a tad bit tougher on offense.
But at least we’ll see that familiar number 33 trying to punch the ball free from anyone carrying the rock.
Green Bay selecting HaHa Clinton-Dix will be a concern for Jay Cutler as well, since he loves throwing picks against this team. It’ll be interesting to see who Clinton-Dix will be lining up across when these two teams meet in 2014.
Will someone wake me up once pre-season begins?