Solid Bears Draft Addresses Team Needs
By Benjy Lipsman in News on May 4, 2015 3:45PM
The NFL's draft continued throughout the weekend, with rounds two and three on Friday evening and four through seven taking place on Saturday. Following his selection of wide receiver Kevin White in Thursday's first round, GM Ryan Pace methodically addressed the team's areas of need throughout the weekend. Overall, the Bears appeared to have a solid draft, bolstering most weaknesses other than linebacker.
In the second round the Bears selected Eddie Goldman, a defensive lineman from Florida State who can play nose tackle in new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme. 6' 4" and 336 pounds, he's more accomplished as a run stopper than pass rusher.
With the departure of Roberto Garza, the Bears chose to look to the future at center by drafting Oregon's Hroniss Grasu, a four year starter for the Ducks and former teammate of offensive lineman Kyle Long.
Perhaps the most head scratching pick of the Bears' weekend was using their fourth round pick on running back Jeremy Langford from Michigan State. While a solid back, the Bears also used their fourth round pick a year ago on Ka'Deem Caray, who did an adequate job backing up Matt Forte.
Addressing the need for help at safety, Penn St.'s Adrian Amos can help the secondary. Having played cornerback earlier in his college career, Amos excels in coverage for a safety.
With their final selection of the weekend, the Bears added more depth on the offensive line, picking Tayo Fabuluje who played for TCU. At 6' 6" and 353 pounds, Fabuluje is a beast who projects to right tackle in the NFL.