Legendary NFL personnel chief George Young once declared, “Nothing important gets done before Bastille Day,” referring to contract agreements with teams’ draft choices each year.
Bears running back Matt Forte cracked the NFL Media's list of "The Top 100 players of 2014" for the first time in two years.
But Forte was not pleased with his ranking.
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.
When the Bears opted away from Jerry Angelo and for Phil Emery as general manager, it was with precisely this weekend in mind.
Jared Abbrederis (WR), Wisconsin
6'1" | 195 lbs.