Originally written April 25, 2013 on Football Nation:
If there is one thing Chicago Bears fans have learned about general manager Phil Emery, he is not one to tip his hand.The man would be a pro at a poker table. So needless to say it’s anyone’s guess as to who the Bears will select with the 20th pick in Thursday’s NFL draft.But let’s try and delve into the thought process of those in charge at Halas Hall.If you follow social media any at all, many of the experts are projecting the Bears to use its first-round selection on former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.Six months ago I am sure if you were to tell Bears fans Te’o could don the navy blue and orange this season they would be stoked.Now? Well not so much for the obvious reasons. Te’o is going to have a hard enough time making the transition to the NFL after all the scrutiny over the last few months, not to mention trying to replace a legend like Brian Urlacher.Aside from the National Championship game, Te’o put up some pretty sound numbers. I feel like he will still have a very p...
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