Bears GM Phil Emery said before this year’s draft that finding immediate-impact players – interpreted as “starters” – was a mission statement.
The Bears were widely expected to address safety with their pick at No. 14 of the first round. But they also had even bigger needs at cornerback and defensive tackle.
The 2014 draft has brought with it a considerably higher level of one important element for a football team than either of GM Phil Emery’s previous two:
With safeties Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor available at No. 14 of the draft’s first round, the Bears selected Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller.