Originally written April 24, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
The Chicago Bears are sitting on the 20th overall pick in Thursday's draft and the possibilities for General Manager Phil Emery are wide open. Emery has done a nice job of plugging holes during the offseason so far, and he now has the luxury of taking advantage of the opportunity he has created for himself. There's plenty of areas the Bears could use help, but there is no real urgent need on the roster. Combine that with the deep pool of talent in this year's draft, and it will be tough for Emery to select a bust. Sure, it could happen, but he might have to look really hard to seek one out. Even former GM Jerry Angelo would have a hard time screwing up a first round pick this year. Since Brian Urlacher has parted ways with the Bears and Nick Roach signed with the Raiders, the Bears could use a linebacker. Alec Ogletree of Georgia, Arthur Brown of Kansas State, Kevin Minter of LSU and, yes, Manti T'eo all could be waiting for Emery at 20. I think Olgetree an...
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