Raul Bennington

Contributing writer for The Bears Brawl and Weekly personality on The Bears Brawl Podcast.


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Devin Singletary- RB FAU  Round 3

The Bears 21st ranked offense struggled with rhythm and consistency from week 1 against the Packers, until our playoff elimination. Simply put we need more offensive fire power.

Let me start of by saying I am a Jordan Howard fan and don’t attribute our inefficient ground game to #24. However, with the Bears interest in Kareem Hunt the franchise has admitted to wanting more from that position.

Insert Devin Singletary. Singletary is a small school kid with big time talent. I personally have Singletary as my RB1 and I don’t see that changing.

Singletary possesses a rare blend of quick feet, power and balance that isn’t often seen. His college tape is littered with Singletary bouncing off defenders like a ping pong machine, while laying waste to defenses. His magician act of appearing and disappearing before would be tacklers is what should excite the Bears brass the most. Singletary’s ability to create on his own is nothing short of special. Behind the Bears athletic zone blocking scheme, I think he could become a house hold name. A backfield of Singletary, Cohen, and Howard would be absolutely lethal.

 

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Jalen Hurd- TE Baylor University Round 4

The attack west coast offense the Bears run is predicated on athletic TEs that can cause mismatches in the middle of the field. This sets up 1 on 1 shots on the outside and allows the bears to put their best offensive weapon Cohen, 1 on 1 with a safety or less athletic LB.

Our entire tight end room is in need of a make over, in my opinon. I think Burton is a nice piece but not a mismatch nightmare and Shaheen is just not a fit for our scheme.

Jalen Hurd is listed as a WR, but has the size and skill set to be an elite move tight end. Hurd was a highly productive 5 star recruit RB at University of Tennessee but transferred his Junior year to play WR for University of Baylor. His speed, route running and run after the catch ability makes him a glove like fit as the move TE in the Bears scheme. His ability to line up in the backfield as a rushing and receiving threat along with Cohen and Singletary would cause defenses fits.

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Greg Dortch- WR Wake Forest Round 5

The Bears lacked that go to slot receiver that could make defenses pay across the middle and over the top.

Dortch is a speedster that was the center piece of the Wake Forest attack. Dortch is a threat to go the distance anytime he gets the rock. His unique blend of speed and precise route running stresses and stretches defenses. His ability to take the top off the defense and keep safeties honest would further open this offense.

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Sheldrick Redwine- S Miami Round 7

Redwine is a heat seeking missile that doesn’t often miss. True “in the box safety” that has the size and feet to stick with modern day tight ends and running backs. Redwine is best coming downhill with a purpose. Perfect fit for Pagano’s aggressive 3-4 scheme, and with Amos impending departure Redwine could possibly be in position to challenge a starting role.

 

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Round 7

** The Bears receive SS Karl Joseph
** The Raiders receive Johnathan Bullard and the Bears 2019 7th Round pick