The Bears Are Whimpering

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Well, we promised you a draft update when a Bear got drafted…and, about eight hours later, we deliver. Two more Bears are heading to the next level, one overvalued, one seemingly undervalued.

With the 85th pick in the third round, the Seattle Seahawks select Cal defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (6’1”, 305 pounds). Filling a desperate need with the unknown post-microfracture status of Marcus Tubbs, Mebane can stop the run and penetrate offense lines to pressure quarterbacks. Mebane stood out at the Senior Bowl, and started 31 of his 41 games at Cal…

Colts selected California CB Daymeion Hughes with the No. 94 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Hughes, who had eight INTs and 19 pass breakups to lead the Pac Ten in 2006, is a perfect fit in Indy’s Tampa 2. He fell due to a lack of great athleticism, but plays fast enough in games and has ideal ball skills. Hughes could push to start immediately. This is exactly why Indianapolis let Jason David walk; Tampa 2 corners can be had later on in drafts.

We saw Mebane this year with his impressive…emotions; despite his statistical shortcomings, we’re sure he’ll bring something to the Seahawks that they might need–other than pot of course. As for Hughes, he’s immediately placed in a no-lose situation with a dead-last defense that just won a Super Bowl, so he’ll probably see as much time as Marshawn. Not quite sure what type of NFL player he’ll be, but he did get burned by USC, so that’s worrisome. But it looks like he’ll fit well into the system.

That’s it for tonight. See ya tomorrow.

Seahawks 2007 Draft: As It Happens! []
Colts select Hughes after he plummets []
(Image from CNN)

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