Latest News NFL: New England Patriots middle linebacker Jerod Mayo announces his retirement from the NFL after an 8 year career. The Patriots also re-hired offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia. NHL: Chicago Blackhawks paid another visit to the White House. Blackhawks are set to face the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden tonight on Wednesday Night Hockey. NBA: Detroit Pistons deal backup point guard Brandon Jennings and starting power forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Orlando Magic for starting small forward Tobias Harris. MLB: Washington Nationals are not actively talking about a long-term deal with starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg. MLS: F.C. Dallas trade midfielder Blas Perez to the for midfielder Mauro Rosales.


Chicago Bears 2016 NFL Draft Grades


Morgan Epstein grades the Chicago Bears 2016 NFL Draft. Does Chicago have a bright future after drafting Leonard Floyd with the ninth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft?


9. Leonard Floyd, 3-4 ROLB, Georgia C Grade


Leonard Floyd is a rotational pass rusher. If you draft a pass rusher this high and trade up for him then he should start right away. There were rumors about Floyd going ninth overall so I won't give the Bears a D or F grade like an alarmist, but there were better players available at 9.


34. Cody Whitehair, LG, Kansas State A Grade


Cody Whitehair is an awesome pick for the Bears at this point. He gives Chicago a replacement for Matt Slauson at left guard.


67. Jonathan Bullard, 3-4 LE, Florida A+ Grade


Jonathan Bullard is expected to start right away. This is easily an A+ grade for the Bears.


113. Nick Kwiatkoski, 3-4 MLB, WVU D Grade


West Virginia middle linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski is currently listed as a third string middle linebacker in Chicago's 3-4 defense. He was also a fifth round prospect so this pick appears to be a clear reach on Chicago's end.


125. Deon Bush, SS, Miami FL B Grade


Deon Bush cannot tackle on tape. He's starting for the Bears at strong safety though so you have to credit the Bears for getting a starter in the fourth round. I'll give this a B grade.


127. Deiondre Hall, CB, Northern Iowa C Grade


Deiondre Hall is currently the quarter cornerback on the Chicago Bears depth chart. He's a nickel cornerback on the Bears second team as well as a field cornerback on their third team for practice.


150. Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana B Grade


Jordan Howard is a solid third string running back to add. You may have lost Matt Forte but now you have Jeremy Langford, Ka'Deem Carey as a backup, and now Jordan Howard as a third string running back. Chicago has done a much better job drafting running backs in the late rounds the last few years.


185. DeAndre Carson, FS, William & Mary D Grade


Chicago drafts a third string safety with this pick. DeAndre Houston-Carson can play cornerback, strong safety, or free safety with his versatility which keeps this pick from being an F grade.


230. Daniel Braverman, WR, WMU B Grade


Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White are expected to start on the outside. Eddie Royal, Marquess Wilson, Cameron Meredith, and Daniel Braverman are all competing for the slot receiver job with Royal being a heavy favorite to win that job. Western Michigan's wide receiver reminds many of Julian Edelman coming out of Kent State except Edelman was a quarterback in College.


Chicago Bears Team Grade: B Grade


Chicago should have taken Vernon Hargreaves III at 9. That decision may come back to haunt the Bears for years to come. Chicago got a few quality starters on both sides of the ball in rounds 2-4, but they didn't get players at positions of need. A developmental quarterback and an immediate starter at left tackle were two huge needs that the Bears ignored plus they passed on Hargreaves for Floyd, and that's what kept the Bears from an A grade. Overall this was a solid draft by the Bears that was worthy of a B grade

















Click the links for access to your favorite NFL Teams.



AFC



AFC North


Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC South


Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans

AFC East


Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Jets

AFC West


Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders
San Diego Chargers




NFC



NFC North


Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

NFC South


Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC East


Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins

NFC West


Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks

Other Content On NFL Utopia


2016 NFL Mock Draft
2015 NFL Mock Draft
Fantasy Football
NFL Power Rankings


NFL Weekly Predictions Link


NFL Predictions Week 1
NFL Predictions Week 2
NFL Predictions Week 3
NFL Predictions Week 4
NFL Predictions Week 5
NFL Predictions Week 6
NFL Predictions Week 7
NFL Predictions Week 8
NFL Predictions Week 9
NFL Predictions Week 10
NFL Predictions Week 11
NFL Predictions Week 12
NFL Predictions Week 13
NFL Predictions Week 14
NFL Predictions Week 15
NFL Predictions Week 16
NFL Predictions Week 17
NFL Wild Card Predictions
NFL Divisional Round Predictions
NFL Conference Championship Predictions
Super Bowl Predictions

NFL Weekly Game Recaps Link


NFL Week 1 Game Recaps
NFL Week 2 Game Recaps
NFL Week 3 Game Recaps
NFL Week 4 Game Recaps
NFL Week 5 Game Recaps
NFL Week 6 Game Recaps
NFL Week 7 Game Recaps
NFL Week 8 Game Recaps
NFL Week 9 Game Recaps
NFL Week 10 Game Recaps
NFL Week 11 Game Recaps
NFL Week 12 Game Recaps
NFL Week 13 Game Recaps
NFL Week 14 Game Recaps
NFL Week 15 Game Recaps
NFL Week 16 Game Recaps
NFL Week 17 Game Recaps
NFL Wild Card Game Recaps
NFL Divisional Round Game Recaps
NFL Conference Championship Game Recaps
Super Bowl Game Recap

NFL Draft Process


Bowl Game Recaps
Recap Of The BCS Playoffs
Underclassmen Tracker
Senior Bowl Invite List
Senior Bowl Day 1 Recaps
Senior Bowl Day 2 Recaps
Senior Bowl Day 3 Recaps
Senior Bowl Day 4 Recaps
Senior Bowl Day 5 Recaps
Senior Bowl Game Recap
NFL Combine Day 1 Recap
NFL Combine Day 2 Recap
NFL Combine Day 3 Recap
NFL Combine Day 4 Recap
NFL Pro Day Recaps


NFL Draft Positional Rankings


Quarterback Rankings
Running Back Rankings
Wide Receiver Rankings
Tight End Rankings
Offensive Tackle Rankings
Guard Rankings
Center Rankings
Defensive End Rankings
Defensive Tackle Rankings
Outside Linebacker Rankings
Middle Linebacker Rankings
Cornerback Rankings
Safety Rankings
Kicker Rankings
Punter Rankings






Comment Box is loading comments...