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The Bear’s Den, April 22, 2024

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Bearman Don Waechter before the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station. | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Draft Week! It’s Draft Week!

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Byron Murphy II: Texas DT may be on Chicago Bears radar at No. 9 – Don’t discount the possibility the Chicago Bears might target Texas’ Byron Murphy II with their second first-round pick to become the engine of the defense.

Do the Bears have the QB room, coaching staff to help support Caleb Williams? – The Athletic – As Chicago prepares to draft Caleb Williams, one NFL QB coach is skeptical the team has the ideal infrastructure for a rookie quarterback.

2024 NFL draft: 10 most realistic options for Chicago Bears at No. 9 – Bears Wire – The Bears could go several directions with the ninth overall pick in the NFL draft. Here are their most realistic options:

How to Watch 2024 NFL Draft Week coverage – NBC Sports Chicago – With the Chicago Bears holding the No. 1 overall pick in the highly-anticipated 2024 NFL Draft, this year’s draft will be one for the books.

Patriots posture for “unprecedented deal” at No. 3 – NBC Sports – Pats hope to parlay someone’s desperation into a major haul.

As Bears prepare for NFL Draft, wild cards abound in top 10 picks – Chicago Sun-Times – The Bears are hoping teams trade up to take quarterbacks, improving their options with the No. 9 pick.

Why Chicago Bears will pick Caleb Williams at No. 1 in NFL draft – Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles has few concerns about Caleb Williams, confident the USC QB has the leadership chops to complement his playmaking gifts.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

How much will Justin Jefferson get on his next deal, from the Vikings or someone else? – NBC Sports – Earlier this week, we boiled down the situation with the Vikings and receiver Justin Jefferson to a very simple proposition: Pay him or trade him.

The next time Aaron Rodgers has a press conference, it could get interesting – NBC Sports – When Aaron Rodgers met the supposedly merciless New York media for the first time as a member of the Jets, he saw more softballs than Fireman Ed’s family picnic.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Will 49ers trade Brandon Aiyuk this week? – NBC Sports – Is Brandon Aiyuk available?

More than 31,000 attend Battlehawks’ second home game – NBC Sports – Glass half full, the St.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Talking Jared Verse and other Florida State players the Bears could draft at 9 – Windy City Gridiron – Taylor Doll talks with the voice of Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Roger Hoover, about the top Alabama draft prospects.

2024 NFL Draft interview: South Carolina WR Xavier Legette – Windy City Gridiron – WCG’s lead draft analyst speaks with South Carolina’s All-SEC standout receiver.

Vote for your favorite WCG 2024 Chicago Bears Mock Draft! – Windy City Gridiron – The finalists are set in the fifth annual WCG Member Mock Draft Contest!

2024 NFL Draft interview: Notre Dame OT Blake Fisher – Windy City Gridiron – WCG’s lead draft analyst speaks with Notre Dame’s star right tackle.

Mocking the Mocks: Dane Brugler’s Full Chicago Bears Draft – Windy City Gridiron – The Athletic’s Dan Brugler had an interesting mock draft for the Chicago Bears.

Where to Draft a Running Back – Windy City Gridiron – Is finding a running back easier or just cheaper?

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